Kearney, NE Bike Trails and Maps

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Dannebrog Trail

3 mi
State: NE
Concrete, Woodchips

John Brownell Trail (Beltline Trail)

2.72 mi
State: NE
Asphalt

Johnson Lake Hike and Bike Trail

10.3 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

13.3 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Pheasant Ridge Trail

3 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Pioneer Spirit Trail

11.2 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Riverway Trail

4.5 mi
State: NE
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Shoemaker Trail

1.9 mi
State: NE
Concrete

South Locust Street Trail

0.7 mi
State: NE
Concrete

St. Joe Trail

2.91 mi
State: NE
Asphalt

State Street Trail

0.9 mi
State: NE
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The first mile of the Dannebrog Trail, which completely encircles the town known as the Danish Capital of Nebraska, was paved in late September 1993. The trail runs along and around an abandoned Union...
NE 3 mi Concrete, Woodchips
The John Brownell Trail, also known as the Beltline Trail, runs for nearly 2.75 miles through residential neighborhoods on an abandoned rail corridor in Grand Island, Nebraska. The trail provides...
NE 2.72 mi Asphalt
The Johnson Lake Hike and Bike Trail is a 10-mile loop around a popular recreational lake in central Nebraska located about 10 miles south of Lexington. The project is nearly complete with 8.3 miles...
NE 10.3 mi Concrete
The Kearney Hike and Bike Trail spans 13 paved miles through western and southern Kearney, Nebraska. The trail links neighborhoods and businesses with parks and historical sites throughout the city....
NE 13.3 mi Concrete
The Pheasant Ridge Trail traces the northern shore of Harlan County Lake from just off US 183 in downtown Alma to Methodist Cove. Along the scenic tree-lined route, travelers may catch a glimpse of...
NE 3 mi Concrete
The Pioneer Spirit Trail zigzags across Hastings, Neb. The concrete trail weaves through parks, whisks by schools and homes and past business, making this trail suitable for not just recreation but...
NE 11.2 mi Concrete
Starting at the George Clayton Hall County Park, The Riverway Trail is a straight and flat 4-mile trail, traveling east towards the Platte River. Aside from crossing four intersections, the path is...
NE 4.5 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Shoemaker Trail gets its name from Shoemaker Elementary School where the path begins. Travelling north and passing Westridge Middle School, it connects with the State Street Trail, creating nearly...
NE 1.9 mi Concrete
The South Locust Street Trail acts like a spur off of the the Riverway Trail. It travels north for a little over a half mile towards Rt. 34. Walmart and Denny's are nearby which makes it a convenient...
NE 0.7 mi Concrete
The St. Joe Trail in Grand Island, Nebraska, runs for nearly 3 miles from its connection with the John Brownell Trail at Ada Street to its southern endpoint at George Clayton Hall County Park. For...
NE 2.91 mi Asphalt
The State Street Trail is just under a mile and located northwest in Grand Island. The trail goes east, crossing over Highway 2. It is also connected to the Shoemaker Trail which creates a total...
NE 0.9 mi Concrete

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Trails by activity

John Brownell Trail (Beltline Trail)

NE - 2.72 miles

The John Brownell Trail, also known as the Beltline Trail, runs for nearly 2.75 miles through residential neighborhoods on an abandoned rail corridor in Grand Island, Nebraska. The trail provides...

Pheasant Ridge Trail

NE - 3 miles

The Pheasant Ridge Trail traces the northern shore of Harlan County Lake from just off US 183 in downtown Alma to Methodist Cove. Along the scenic tree-lined route, travelers may catch a glimpse of...

Pioneer Spirit Trail

NE - 11.2 miles

The Pioneer Spirit Trail zigzags across Hastings, Neb. The concrete trail weaves through parks, whisks by schools and homes and past business, making this trail suitable for not just recreation but...

South Locust Street Trail

NE - 0.7 miles

The South Locust Street Trail acts like a spur off of the the Riverway Trail. It travels north for a little over a half mile towards Rt. 34. Walmart and Denny's are nearby which makes it a convenient...

Accordion

St. Joe Trail

NE - 2.91 miles

The St. Joe Trail in Grand Island, Nebraska, runs for nearly 3 miles from its connection with the John Brownell Trail at Ada Street to its southern endpoint at George Clayton Hall County Park. For...

Riverway Trail

NE - 4.5 miles

Starting at the George Clayton Hall County Park, The Riverway Trail is a straight and flat 4-mile trail, traveling east towards the Platte River. Aside from crossing four intersections, the path is...

Johnson Lake Hike and Bike Trail

NE - 10.3 miles

The Johnson Lake Hike and Bike Trail is a 10-mile loop around a popular recreational lake in central Nebraska located about 10 miles south of Lexington. The project is nearly complete with 8.3 miles...

Shoemaker Trail

NE - 1.9 miles

The Shoemaker Trail gets its name from Shoemaker Elementary School where the path begins. Travelling north and passing Westridge Middle School, it connects with the State Street Trail, creating nearly...

State Street Trail

NE - 0.9 miles

The State Street Trail is just under a mile and located northwest in Grand Island. The trail goes east, crossing over Highway 2. It is also connected to the Shoemaker Trail which creates a total...

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

NE - 13.3 miles

The Kearney Hike and Bike Trail spans 13 paved miles through western and southern Kearney, Nebraska. The trail links neighborhoods and businesses with parks and historical sites throughout the city....

Dannebrog Trail

NE - 3 miles

The first mile of the Dannebrog Trail, which completely encircles the town known as the Danish Capital of Nebraska, was paved in late September 1993. The trail runs along and around an abandoned Union...

St. Joe Trail

NE - 2.91 miles

The St. Joe Trail in Grand Island, Nebraska, runs for nearly 3 miles from its connection with the John Brownell Trail at Ada Street to its southern endpoint at George Clayton Hall County Park. For...

State Street Trail

NE - 0.9 miles

The State Street Trail is just under a mile and located northwest in Grand Island. The trail goes east, crossing over Highway 2. It is also connected to the Shoemaker Trail which creates a total...

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

NE - 13.3 miles

The Kearney Hike and Bike Trail spans 13 paved miles through western and southern Kearney, Nebraska. The trail links neighborhoods and businesses with parks and historical sites throughout the city....

Johnson Lake Hike and Bike Trail

NE - 10.3 miles

The Johnson Lake Hike and Bike Trail is a 10-mile loop around a popular recreational lake in central Nebraska located about 10 miles south of Lexington. The project is nearly complete with 8.3 miles...

Accordion

Pioneer Spirit Trail

NE - 11.2 miles

The Pioneer Spirit Trail zigzags across Hastings, Neb. The concrete trail weaves through parks, whisks by schools and homes and past business, making this trail suitable for not just recreation but...

John Brownell Trail (Beltline Trail)

NE - 2.72 miles

The John Brownell Trail, also known as the Beltline Trail, runs for nearly 2.75 miles through residential neighborhoods on an abandoned rail corridor in Grand Island, Nebraska. The trail provides...

Riverway Trail

NE - 4.5 miles

Starting at the George Clayton Hall County Park, The Riverway Trail is a straight and flat 4-mile trail, traveling east towards the Platte River. Aside from crossing four intersections, the path is...

Pheasant Ridge Trail

NE - 3 miles

The Pheasant Ridge Trail traces the northern shore of Harlan County Lake from just off US 183 in downtown Alma to Methodist Cove. Along the scenic tree-lined route, travelers may catch a glimpse of...

Dannebrog Trail

NE - 3 miles

The first mile of the Dannebrog Trail, which completely encircles the town known as the Danish Capital of Nebraska, was paved in late September 1993. The trail runs along and around an abandoned Union...

South Locust Street Trail

NE - 0.7 miles

The South Locust Street Trail acts like a spur off of the the Riverway Trail. It travels north for a little over a half mile towards Rt. 34. Walmart and Denny's are nearby which makes it a convenient...

Shoemaker Trail

NE - 1.9 miles

The Shoemaker Trail gets its name from Shoemaker Elementary School where the path begins. Travelling north and passing Westridge Middle School, it connects with the State Street Trail, creating nearly...

Pioneer Spirit Trail

NE - 11.2 miles

The Pioneer Spirit Trail zigzags across Hastings, Neb. The concrete trail weaves through parks, whisks by schools and homes and past business, making this trail suitable for not just recreation but...

Riverway Trail

NE - 4.5 miles

Starting at the George Clayton Hall County Park, The Riverway Trail is a straight and flat 4-mile trail, traveling east towards the Platte River. Aside from crossing four intersections, the path is...

St. Joe Trail

NE - 2.91 miles

The St. Joe Trail in Grand Island, Nebraska, runs for nearly 3 miles from its connection with the John Brownell Trail at Ada Street to its southern endpoint at George Clayton Hall County Park. For...

Dannebrog Trail

NE - 3 miles

The first mile of the Dannebrog Trail, which completely encircles the town known as the Danish Capital of Nebraska, was paved in late September 1993. The trail runs along and around an abandoned Union...

Accordion

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

NE - 13.3 miles

The Kearney Hike and Bike Trail spans 13 paved miles through western and southern Kearney, Nebraska. The trail links neighborhoods and businesses with parks and historical sites throughout the city....

Pheasant Ridge Trail

NE - 3 miles

The Pheasant Ridge Trail traces the northern shore of Harlan County Lake from just off US 183 in downtown Alma to Methodist Cove. Along the scenic tree-lined route, travelers may catch a glimpse of...

State Street Trail

NE - 0.9 miles

The State Street Trail is just under a mile and located northwest in Grand Island. The trail goes east, crossing over Highway 2. It is also connected to the Shoemaker Trail which creates a total...

John Brownell Trail (Beltline Trail)

NE - 2.72 miles

The John Brownell Trail, also known as the Beltline Trail, runs for nearly 2.75 miles through residential neighborhoods on an abandoned rail corridor in Grand Island, Nebraska. The trail provides...

Johnson Lake Hike and Bike Trail

NE - 10.3 miles

The Johnson Lake Hike and Bike Trail is a 10-mile loop around a popular recreational lake in central Nebraska located about 10 miles south of Lexington. The project is nearly complete with 8.3 miles...

South Locust Street Trail

NE - 0.7 miles

The South Locust Street Trail acts like a spur off of the the Riverway Trail. It travels north for a little over a half mile towards Rt. 34. Walmart and Denny's are nearby which makes it a convenient...

Shoemaker Trail

NE - 1.9 miles

The Shoemaker Trail gets its name from Shoemaker Elementary School where the path begins. Travelling north and passing Westridge Middle School, it connects with the State Street Trail, creating nearly...

Recent Trail Reviews

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

This trail is very well maintained and is relatively level. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

September, 2021 by doglady572

This trail is very well maintained and is relatively level. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

Riverway Trail

beautiful and interesting

June, 2021 by fletchercham61

We parked near the Stuhr Museum and took off away from the museum, planning to bike while it was still cool and then visit the fabulous place. It was not well marked but easy for the most part to follow. It was really fun with the tall grasses. We were on a paved pathway for quite a while on a file and then the trail just stopped. We went further riding on gravel and in the grass but decided to head back to the museum. Make time to visit the museum. It’s really great.

Shoemaker Trail

Safe and well maintained

June, 2021 by dsglunz64

There is lots of maintained green space, only a short block parallels busy road. Several benches if needing a break. Easily accessible parking at nearby churches and schools. At crosswalk, my dog and I waited but the traffic stopped and allowed us to pass!

Accordion

Pioneer Spirit Trail

Wide, new concrete.

April, 2021 by gary.pslmer3

Read somewhere that Hastings rcvd a Green Town award. The Pioneer Spirit is a linked set of trails, mostly quiet enough to hear the birds. Runs by a college and at least three parks. Then on into town. I also rode a new segment from my hotel out into cornfield territory, where the sky is enormous!

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

Cottonmill Double track Trails: Old fathers Trail

November, 2020 by gears4g

A great, flowing, double track trail that allows great views of Platte Valley.

Pheasant Ridge Trail

Great trail

July, 2020 by scottmcknz

Great concrete trail that goes along the NW side of Harlan County Lake. West end of trail starts just off of US Hwy 183 in Alma and the east end is at Methodist Cove campground/boat dock. Trail is relatively flat, just some minor hills, very easy ride/walk. Many benches along the trail overlooking the scenic views of Harlan County Lake. Wildlife is also very prevalent along this trail. I have witnessed rabbits, squirrels, deer, pheasants, fox, turkey, turtles, deer, raccoon and even a very small lizard.

Dannebrog Trail

Finally rode the trail

May, 2020 by neilrisinger

Nice small 3 mile trail. The south east section the concrete isn’t very smooth. Having to ride back on the highway to get from one to the other is not ideal. The nature trail is well-maintained even though it is just a dirt track. Will remember my bike when I am in Dannebrog in the future. Will ride this trail again.

Johnson Lake Hike and Bike Trail

Delightful trail around Johnson Lake. Two short sections on roads. Virtually no traffic. Very enjoyable break on a cross country journey.

August, 2019 by pedalfree

Delightful trail around Johnson Lake. Two short sections on roads. Virtually no traffic. Very enjoyable break on a cross country journey.

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

Easy Ride

June, 2019 by papertester

We visit family in Kearney at least twice each year and discovered the bike trail on Traillink.com. We are not serious bikers but simply enjoy riding and sight seeing while we get some exercise. So, this trip we packed our folding bikes and rode the entire trail. Like I said, we are not super serious bikers just a retired couple getting exercise.

The trail is very well maintained with water fountains/bottle fill stations at the Arch and Yanney Park. The main trail is completely paved and mostly flat. We normally stay at the Microtel which is right along the trail and makes a good starting point. Highly recommend this trail and the parks in Kearney, they have done a wonderful job developing and maintaining them.

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

Walking the trail

February, 2018 by ktneuja

Great walk...for being in an urban setting be prepared to see lots of wildlife. Many places to get on the trail and walk or ride a bike. Not many facilities from archway to Fort Kearney but great easy walk. Cranes are available for viewing during migration in spring. You will like the experience.

Pheasant Ridge Trail

Nice short trail with scenic views

November, 2017 by pedalfree

The Pheasant Ridge Trail is a short 3 mile trail lining the north shore of Harlan County Reservoir in Harlan NE. I had the opportunity to ride it while passing through on the way from our Iowa home to visit family in Arizona. It provided a nice break along the way.

The surface is mostly concrete and it was smooth and relatively fast. It's a little hilly, but the hills are easily manageable and offer some nice vistas of the lake.

If you're coming from out of town, the best place to park is in the city park on the east side of US Highway 183 just to the north of the causeway over the reservoir. Parking is free and the trail starts just steps from the lot.

If you want to go a little longer, you might be able to cruise through the campground at the east end of the trail. There's a guard house there but it was closed for the season when I rode here last week so I was able to easily get in. On the way back, I detoured through town. Round trip was a little under 8 miles.

I wouldn't make a special trip here, but if you find yourself in the area, the Pheasant Ridge Trail is a nice resource and pleasant way to spend a little time exploring this beautiful, rural part of America.

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

Cottonmill Hike Bike Trail

October, 2017 by sandyladd

This trail is a gem. It crosses the Platte River twice on beautiful bridges. There are shelters with seating along the trail. We even saw a couple of deer running beside us. The trail leaves from the Ft. Kearney Campground and the campground hosts lend campers bicycles for free.

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