Lincoln, NE Cross Country Skiing Trails and Maps

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Bellevue Loop Trail

8.9 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Big Papio Trail

9.88 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Field Club Trail

1.8 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Great American Rail-Trail

3743.9 mi
State: DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Keystone Trail

15 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Lake Manawa Trail

7.5 mi
State: IA
Asphalt, Concrete

MoPac Trail East

21.7 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

Oak Creek Trail

13 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

Plum Creek Trail

2.7 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Rock Island Trail (NE)

6.7 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Steamboat Trace Trail

21.4 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

West Papio Trail

22.9 mi
State: NE
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Bellevue Loop Trail is actually the southern extension of the Keystone Trail, and it is occasionally referred to simply as part of the longer trail. The trail makes a loop around the southern edge...
NE 8.9 mi Concrete
Omaha's Big Papio Trail follows the route of Big Papillion Creek from southern Omaha to the city's northwestern corner. The paved trail begins along the creek at Harrison Street in Seymour Smith Park,...
NE 9.88 mi Concrete
Following a former railroad route, the Field Club Trail spans nearly 2 miles in one of Omaha's older neighborhoods. The northern portion of the trail—beginning just south of the University of Nebraska...
NE 1.8 mi Concrete
The Great American Rail-Trail highlights some of the country’s most iconic landmarks, well-known geography and storied history across a 3,700-miles-plus route between Washington and Washington....
DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY 3743.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Keystone Trail is a popular urban-to-rural corridor for commuters and recreationalists of all stripes: college students, business professionals, families and others who desire access to Omaha's...
NE 15 mi Concrete
The Lake Manawa Trail in Council Bluffs links the city's industrial core along US 275 with Lake Manawa State Park, a popular destination for hiking, camping, boating, fishing and swimming. In the...
IA 7.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The MoPac Trail follows the former Missouri Pacific Railroad's Omaha Belt Line (hence "MoPac"). This eastern segment of the rail corridor offers a rural experience, heading east from the outskirts of...
NE 21.7 mi Crushed Stone
Nebraska's Oak Creek Trail, occupying a former Union Pacific Railroad corridor in the eastern part of the state, offers a truly rural experience. While the trail is only about an hour from both Omaha...
NE 13 mi Crushed Stone
Located on the eastern side of Seward, Nebraska, the Plum Creek Trail runs for nearly 3 miles through open fields and dense woodland. As its name suggests, the trail follows the course of Plum Creek...
NE 2.7 mi Concrete
The Rock Island Trail in Lincoln, Nebraska, runs for nearly 7 miles through the city on a north–south corridor, between the University of Nebraska's flagship campus and Densmore Park. The trail is an...
NE 6.7 mi Concrete
The Steamboat Trace Trail in southeastern Nebraska rests on a former Burlington Northern railroad corridor stretching from Brownville to just south of Nebraska City. The corridor was railbanked by...
NE 21.4 mi Crushed Stone
The West Papio Trail offers nearly 23 miles of paved trail in the western Omaha metro region. The pathway begins just west of S. 36th Street in Bellevue, where it connects with the Keystone Trail, and...
NE 22.9 mi Concrete

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Trails by activity

Lake Manawa Trail

IA - 7.5 miles

The Lake Manawa Trail in Council Bluffs links the city's industrial core along US 275 with Lake Manawa State Park, a popular destination for hiking, camping, boating, fishing and swimming. In the...

Plum Creek Trail

NE - 2.7 miles

Located on the eastern side of Seward, Nebraska, the Plum Creek Trail runs for nearly 3 miles through open fields and dense woodland. As its name suggests, the trail follows the course of Plum Creek...

Steamboat Trace Trail

NE - 21.4 miles

The Steamboat Trace Trail in southeastern Nebraska rests on a former Burlington Northern railroad corridor stretching from Brownville to just south of Nebraska City. The corridor was railbanked by...

Keystone Trail

NE - 15 miles

The Keystone Trail is a popular urban-to-rural corridor for commuters and recreationalists of all stripes: college students, business professionals, families and others who desire access to Omaha's...

Accordion

Bellevue Loop Trail

NE - 8.9 miles

The Bellevue Loop Trail is actually the southern extension of the Keystone Trail, and it is occasionally referred to simply as part of the longer trail. The trail makes a loop around the southern edge...

Rock Island Trail (NE)

NE - 6.7 miles

The Rock Island Trail in Lincoln, Nebraska, runs for nearly 7 miles through the city on a north–south corridor, between the University of Nebraska's flagship campus and Densmore Park. The trail is an...

Field Club Trail

NE - 1.8 miles

Following a former railroad route, the Field Club Trail spans nearly 2 miles in one of Omaha's older neighborhoods. The northern portion of the trail—beginning just south of the University of Nebraska...

Great American Rail-Trail

DC,IA,ID,IL,IN,MD,MT,NE,OH,PA,WA,WV,WY - 3743.9 miles

The Great American Rail-Trail highlights some of the country’s most iconic landmarks, well-known geography and storied history across a 3,700-miles-plus route between Washington and Washington....

West Papio Trail

NE - 22.9 miles

The West Papio Trail offers nearly 23 miles of paved trail in the western Omaha metro region. The pathway begins just west of S. 36th Street in Bellevue, where it connects with the Keystone Trail, and...

Big Papio Trail

NE - 9.88 miles

Omaha's Big Papio Trail follows the route of Big Papillion Creek from southern Omaha to the city's northwestern corner. The paved trail begins along the creek at Harrison Street in Seymour Smith Park,...

Oak Creek Trail

NE - 13 miles

Nebraska's Oak Creek Trail, occupying a former Union Pacific Railroad corridor in the eastern part of the state, offers a truly rural experience. While the trail is only about an hour from both Omaha...

Rock Island Trail (NE)

NE - 6.7 miles

The Rock Island Trail in Lincoln, Nebraska, runs for nearly 7 miles through the city on a north–south corridor, between the University of Nebraska's flagship campus and Densmore Park. The trail is an...

Plum Creek Trail

NE - 2.7 miles

Located on the eastern side of Seward, Nebraska, the Plum Creek Trail runs for nearly 3 miles through open fields and dense woodland. As its name suggests, the trail follows the course of Plum Creek...

MoPac Trail East

NE - 21.7 miles

The MoPac Trail follows the former Missouri Pacific Railroad's Omaha Belt Line (hence "MoPac"). This eastern segment of the rail corridor offers a rural experience, heading east from the outskirts of...

Lake Manawa Trail

IA - 7.5 miles

The Lake Manawa Trail in Council Bluffs links the city's industrial core along US 275 with Lake Manawa State Park, a popular destination for hiking, camping, boating, fishing and swimming. In the...

Accordion

Great American Rail-Trail

DC,IA,ID,IL,IN,MD,MT,NE,OH,PA,WA,WV,WY - 3743.9 miles

The Great American Rail-Trail highlights some of the country’s most iconic landmarks, well-known geography and storied history across a 3,700-miles-plus route between Washington and Washington....

West Papio Trail

NE - 22.9 miles

The West Papio Trail offers nearly 23 miles of paved trail in the western Omaha metro region. The pathway begins just west of S. 36th Street in Bellevue, where it connects with the Keystone Trail, and...

Keystone Trail

NE - 15 miles

The Keystone Trail is a popular urban-to-rural corridor for commuters and recreationalists of all stripes: college students, business professionals, families and others who desire access to Omaha's...

Oak Creek Trail

NE - 13 miles

Nebraska's Oak Creek Trail, occupying a former Union Pacific Railroad corridor in the eastern part of the state, offers a truly rural experience. While the trail is only about an hour from both Omaha...

Big Papio Trail

NE - 9.88 miles

Omaha's Big Papio Trail follows the route of Big Papillion Creek from southern Omaha to the city's northwestern corner. The paved trail begins along the creek at Harrison Street in Seymour Smith Park,...

Steamboat Trace Trail

NE - 21.4 miles

The Steamboat Trace Trail in southeastern Nebraska rests on a former Burlington Northern railroad corridor stretching from Brownville to just south of Nebraska City. The corridor was railbanked by...

Bellevue Loop Trail

NE - 8.9 miles

The Bellevue Loop Trail is actually the southern extension of the Keystone Trail, and it is occasionally referred to simply as part of the longer trail. The trail makes a loop around the southern edge...

Field Club Trail

NE - 1.8 miles

Following a former railroad route, the Field Club Trail spans nearly 2 miles in one of Omaha's older neighborhoods. The northern portion of the trail—beginning just south of the University of Nebraska...

MoPac Trail East

NE - 21.7 miles

The MoPac Trail follows the former Missouri Pacific Railroad's Omaha Belt Line (hence "MoPac"). This eastern segment of the rail corridor offers a rural experience, heading east from the outskirts of...

Lake Manawa Trail

IA - 7.5 miles

The Lake Manawa Trail in Council Bluffs links the city's industrial core along US 275 with Lake Manawa State Park, a popular destination for hiking, camping, boating, fishing and swimming. In the...

Keystone Trail

NE - 15 miles

The Keystone Trail is a popular urban-to-rural corridor for commuters and recreationalists of all stripes: college students, business professionals, families and others who desire access to Omaha's...

Steamboat Trace Trail

NE - 21.4 miles

The Steamboat Trace Trail in southeastern Nebraska rests on a former Burlington Northern railroad corridor stretching from Brownville to just south of Nebraska City. The corridor was railbanked by...

Accordion

Plum Creek Trail

NE - 2.7 miles

Located on the eastern side of Seward, Nebraska, the Plum Creek Trail runs for nearly 3 miles through open fields and dense woodland. As its name suggests, the trail follows the course of Plum Creek...

Bellevue Loop Trail

NE - 8.9 miles

The Bellevue Loop Trail is actually the southern extension of the Keystone Trail, and it is occasionally referred to simply as part of the longer trail. The trail makes a loop around the southern edge...

Field Club Trail

NE - 1.8 miles

Following a former railroad route, the Field Club Trail spans nearly 2 miles in one of Omaha's older neighborhoods. The northern portion of the trail—beginning just south of the University of Nebraska...

Great American Rail-Trail

DC,IA,ID,IL,IN,MD,MT,NE,OH,PA,WA,WV,WY - 3743.9 miles

The Great American Rail-Trail highlights some of the country’s most iconic landmarks, well-known geography and storied history across a 3,700-miles-plus route between Washington and Washington....

Big Papio Trail

NE - 9.88 miles

Omaha's Big Papio Trail follows the route of Big Papillion Creek from southern Omaha to the city's northwestern corner. The paved trail begins along the creek at Harrison Street in Seymour Smith Park,...

Oak Creek Trail

NE - 13 miles

Nebraska's Oak Creek Trail, occupying a former Union Pacific Railroad corridor in the eastern part of the state, offers a truly rural experience. While the trail is only about an hour from both Omaha...

West Papio Trail

NE - 22.9 miles

The West Papio Trail offers nearly 23 miles of paved trail in the western Omaha metro region. The pathway begins just west of S. 36th Street in Bellevue, where it connects with the Keystone Trail, and...

Rock Island Trail (NE)

NE - 6.7 miles

The Rock Island Trail in Lincoln, Nebraska, runs for nearly 7 miles through the city on a north–south corridor, between the University of Nebraska's flagship campus and Densmore Park. The trail is an...

Recent Trail Reviews

MoPac Trail East

impressed

July, 2021 by opd1845

I was skeptical when driving to the Wabash NE trail head, but that soon changed to pure joy! This trail is very well kept. A crew of 4 was on the trail cleaning from a recent storm. Multiple signs to educate riders on upcoming trail possibilities (farm equipment, horses & animal holes) I will be back for sure! Hopefully able to hit it in its entirety next time.

MoPac Trail East

impressed

July, 2021 by opd1845

I wasn’t sure what to expect but this trail was great! I only did 10 out and back from Wabash NE, and the trail I did bike was in GREAT shape! There was even a crew of 4 working east to west along the trail cleaning debris. I will be here again but hopefully in its entirety!!!

Platte River Connection

open

July, 2021 by opd1845

Bridge was recently opened back up over the Platte. Additional upgrades on the east side of the river as well.

Accordion

Lake Manawa Trail

jmac

June, 2021 by mcguire2001

This is a nice shaded trail and attaches to the Wabash on the east side. If you go west it’s a 5 mile ride to the Bob Kerry pedestrian bridge. The pavement on Manawa Trail is rippled and pretty bumpy on the southside.

Oak Creek Trail

Has one section closed. About the second mile out from Valparaiso. We by passed by taking a two mile detour on steep gravel roads. Also can get to it off of 66, but that is one long hill up.

June, 2021 by ml93818

Has one section closed. About the second mile out from Valparaiso. We by passed by taking a two mile detour on steep gravel roads. Also can get to it off of 66, but that is one long hill up.

West Papio Trail

Look forward to extension to Flannagan Lake trail

May, 2021 by kjbusacker

I love riding the West Papio, both north and south from Zorinsky Lake, where i usually connect. The north end is more scenic with trees. It's a shame the West Papio does not connect yet to Flannagan Lake. I see they are working on the Cleveland Blvd road, so that should be a solution once done.

Platte River Connection

Still closed as of April 24th 2021

April, 2021 by joel_ratliff2000

Closed for several years now. We saw the entrances in South Bend wired up and signs saying stay out but then members of the Middle island community using the bridge as their leisure ground. So basically it’s gated access to keep everyone out except those who live on Middle Island.

Great American Rail-Trail

best trail ever

March, 2021 by tpassarelli_tl

wonderful trip across America

Zorinsky Lake Trail

Beautiful trail to walk and run. Gorgeous trees and water. We see many deer everytime we go winter or summer. We've even seen coyotes, eagles, bull snakes and many water fowl. Terrible for biking because of the bad asphalt and so many walkers.

February, 2021 by susanna.clinton

Beautiful trail to walk and run. Gorgeous trees and water. We see many deer everytime we go winter or summer. We've even seen coyotes, eagles, bull snakes and many water fowl. Terrible for biking because of the bad asphalt and so many walkers.

Prairie Queen Trail

Prairie Queen Trail

December, 2020 by pamela.beranek

Nice concrete trail all around the lake. About 4 miles easy grade. It’s nestled in a neighborhood. Can eat at Caniglias pizza afterwards!

Standing Bear Lake and Recreation Area Trail

nice easy walk

November, 2020 by pksmith963

Nice walking or biking trail. Even better now that the floating bridge is completed so you don’t have to ride on 144th.

Walnut Creek Lake Trail

wonderful place!

October, 2020 by teganzp

Nice peaceful walk with nature. Wonderful lake and families taking advantage of it! Everyone should visit Walnut Creek Recreation

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