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Length
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144th Street Trail

8.5 mi
State: NE
Asphalt, Concrete

70th Street Trail

2.3 mi
State: NE
Concrete

84th Street Trail

6.35 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Antelope Creek Trail

4.9 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Antelope Valley Trail

2.1 mi
State: NE
Concrete
Accordion

Bellevue Loop Trail

8.9 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Big Papio Trail

9.88 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Billy Wolff Trail

4.1 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Bison Trail

1.7 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

0.6 mi
State: IA, NE
Concrete

Bob Lake Trail

1.3 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

Boulevard Trail

3.1 mi
State: NE
Asphalt, Concrete

Chief Standing Bear Trail

22.9 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

Dannebrog Trail

3 mi
State: NE
Concrete, Woodchips

Dark Island Trail

8 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

Deerfield Lions Trail

1 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Field Club Trail

1.8 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Helen Boosalis Trail

3.9 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Hickman Linear Park Trail

0.8 mi
State: NE
Asphalt

Highlands Trail (NE)

3 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Homestead Trail

40 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

Jamaica North Trail

7.9 mi
State: NE
Concrete, Crushed Stone

John Brownell Trail (Beltline Trail)

2.72 mi
State: NE
Asphalt

John Dietrich Bikeway

3.6 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Johnson Lake Hike and Bike Trail

10.3 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

12.7 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Kelley Creek Walking Trail

1.5 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Keystone Trail

15 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Marv Holubar Trail

2 mi
State: NE
Concrete

MoPac Trail (Springfield)

13 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

MoPac Trail West

5.3 mi
State: NE
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Murdock Trail

4.7 mi
State: NE
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Oak Creek Trail

13 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

Old Cheney Road Trail

3.03 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Omaha Riverfront Trail

20.1 mi
State: NE
Asphalt, Concrete

Pheasant Ridge Trail

3 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Platte River Connection

1 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

Plum Creek Trail

2.7 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Riverway Trail

4.5 mi
State: NE
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Robert White Trail

1.5 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

Rock Island Trail (NE)

6.7 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Roper Park Trail

1.8 mi
State: NE
Asphalt

Salt Creek Levee Trail

4 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

Shanda Dixon Trail

1.7 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Shoemaker Trail

1.9 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Sorensen Parkway Trail

4.8 mi
State: NE
Asphalt

South Locust Street Trail

0.7 mi
State: NE
Concrete

South Omaha Trail

2 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Southpointe Trail

2.36 mi
State: NE
Concrete

St. Joe Trail

2.91 mi
State: NE
Asphalt

State Street Trail

0.9 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Steamboat Trace Trail

21.4 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

Superior Street Trail

4.42 mi
State: NE
Asphalt

Tierra Williamsburg Trail

3 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Two Lakes Trail

2.4 mi
State: NE
Concrete

Veterans Memorial Trail (IA)

5 mi
State: IA, NE
Concrete

West Papio Trail

16.1 mi
State: NE
Concrete

White River Trail

3 mi
State: NE
Ballast

Wilderness Park Trail

1.5 mi
State: NE
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
This trail is an 8-mile long winding pathway stretching from north to south along 144th Street (State Route 50). It is an important route for both recreation and transportation, providing safe...
NE 8.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The 70th Street Trail follows its namesake thoroughfare for just over two miles, providing a convenient, north-south route through residential Lincoln. Along the way, trail-goers will pass Holmes Lake...
NE 2.3 mi Concrete
For commuters, the 84th Street Trail provides a convenient, north-south route paralleling its namesake road from Mahoney Park and Adams Street to Old Cheney Road. For recreationists, the trail...
NE 6.35 mi Concrete
The Antelope Creek Trail follows its namesake waterway through suburban sections of southeastern Lincoln, Nebraska. Essentially a direct continuation of the slightly shorter Billy Wolff Trail, the...
NE 4.9 mi Concrete
The Antelope Valley Trail runs roughly north-south through downtown Lincoln with the University of Nebraska on one end and Lincoln High School at the other. It begins near the Bob Devaney Center, a...
NE 2.1 mi Concrete
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
Accordion
The Billy Wolff Trail provides Lincoln residents with a connection to nature, running through a string of parks—Pansing Park, Roose Park, Antelope Park and Holmes Lake Park—as it winds its way from S....
NE 4.1 mi Concrete
The Bison Trail runs across southwestern Lincoln from the intersection of W. Prospector Court and S. 1st Street (south of State Route 2) to the entrance of Pioneers Park Nature Center on S. Coddington...
NE 1.7 mi Concrete
The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge—named for the former Nebraska senator who helped secure much of its funding—opened in September 2008 as the first dedicated pedestrian bridge to connect two states....
IA, NE 0.6 mi Concrete
The Bob Lake Trail runs for 1.3 miles between 48th Avenue and the start of the Robert White Trail where the trails converge near 65th Street. The trail follows the southwest shore of Lake Babcock,...
NE 1.3 mi Crushed Stone
The Boulevard Trail (also known as the Happy Hollow Trail) is a 10-foot, 3-mile trail winding through the tree-lined, historic neighborhoods of midtown Omaha. The trail splits off from the Keystone...
NE 3.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Chief Standing Bear Trail spans 22.9 miles from the southeast Nebraska town of Beatrice to the Nebraska/Kansas state line. It's named after a Ponca chief and the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska owns the...
NE 22.9 mi Crushed Stone
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
Traversing through 8 miles of central Nebraska, the Dark Island Trail runs from the outskirts of the small town of Central City to the edge of the even smaller village of Marquette. The trail's unique...
NE 8 mi Crushed Stone
Stretching a mile across Blair’s northwest side, the Deerfield Lions Trail is so named because it connects the Deerfield subdivision (and Deerfield Elementary School) at one end and Lions Club Park at...
NE 1 mi Concrete
The Field Club Trail occupies an old railroad bed that courses for 2 miles through one of Omaha's older neighborhoods. The northern portion of the trail—beginning just south of the University of...
NE 1.8 mi Concrete
The Helen Boosalis Trail runs for nearly 4 miles across the city from the Indian Village neighborhood to the Edgewood Shopping Center. The urban pathway connects several residential neighborhoods and...
NE 3.9 mi Concrete
The Hickman Linear Park Trail parallels the rail line between 68th Street at its the southeast end and 7th Street/Hickman Road at its northwest end. The trail is just under a mile and runs through a...
NE 0.8 mi Asphalt
The Highlands Trail offers a pleasant, 3-mile loop through Lincoln's Highlands neighborhood. The route also passes the Highlands Golf Course with its sweeping and well-maintained grounds. For longer...
NE 3 mi Concrete
The Homestead Trail follows the route of a rail corridor put up for abandonment by Union Pacific in 1999. Construction began on the trail in 2007 and was completed in the summer of 2012 by a...
NE 40 mi Crushed Stone
Note: A portion of the Jamaica North Trail south of Pioneers Boulevard is temporarily closed as Lincoln Parks & Recreation works to repair severe flood damage. See the city's official website for...
NE 7.9 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
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 John Dietrich Bikeway—also known as the John Dietrich Trail or simply the Dietrich Trail—winds through urban Lincoln for more than 3 miles. Along its route, the trail skirts the edge of a number...
NE 3.6 mi Concrete
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 nearly 13 paved miles through western and southern Kearney, Nebraska. The trail links neighborhoods and businesses with parks and historical sites throughout the...
NE 12.7 mi Concrete
The Kelley Creek Walking Trail links Kelley to Karrer parks in McCook, Nebraska. The popular Kelley Park features amenities like picnic tables, playgrounds, volleyball courts and of course, parking....
NE 1.5 mi Concrete
The Keystone Trail is a popular urban-to-rural corridor for commuters and recreationists of all stripes: college students, businesspeople, families and the ranks of the retired who can easily access...
NE 15 mi Concrete
Vascilating between natural and suburban surroundings in the outskirts of Bellevue, the Marv Holubar Trail offers an important off-road connection from local neighborhoods to popular shopping...
NE 2 mi Concrete
The MoPac Trail in Springfield, Nebraska is an integral component of what is planned to be a more than 50-mile recreational trail between Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska's two largest cities. Four...
NE 13 mi Crushed Stone
The MoPac Trail West continues from the MoPac Trail East through the city of Lincoln. The trail connects the university with local businesses, neighborhoods, parks, recreation opportunities and...
NE 5.3 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Murdock Trail, named after the businessman who donated the land to the City of Lincoln, travels east-west for nearly 5 miles through northern Lincoln and its Havelock neighborhood. The trail runs...
NE 4.7 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
Nebraska's Oak Creek Trail, occupying a former Union Pacific Railroad corridor in the eastern part of the state, is about as rural a trail as you will find in the United States. While the trail is...
NE 13 mi Crushed Stone
Immediately adjacent to its namesake, the Old Cheney Road Trail provides a straight east-west route across southern Lincoln from 27th Street to 70th Street. Although the 3-mile paved pathway isn't...
NE 3.03 mi Concrete
The Omaha Riverfront Trail is currently open in three sections along the Missouri River in Nebraska's largest city. In the south, the trail begins at Missouri Avenue/US 275's approach to the South...
NE 20.1 mi Asphalt, 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 Platte River Connection is a short, but critical, route that will one day link the vast trail systems of the two most populous Nebraskan cities, Lincoln and Omaha. Before this can happen,...
NE 1 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
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 Robert White Trail runs for 1.5 miles between the start of the Bob Lake Trail, where the trails converge near 65th Street, and 18th Avenue/Monastery Road. There is no shade. The trail follows the...
NE 1.5 mi Crushed Stone
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, Lincoln, campus and Densmore Park. The trail is an...
NE 6.7 mi Concrete
Roper Park Trail provides an oblong loop around a creek in northwestern Lincoln. The narrow, paved pathway (located west of I-180) traverses a wide, grassy area dotted with trees. Short spurs along...
NE 1.8 mi Asphalt
The Salt Creek Levee Trail provides a scenic route for bikers and runners along its namesake waterway. This crushed limestone path takes you past Lincoln's oldest neighborhoods and under a picturesque...
NE 4 mi Crushed Stone
The Shanda Dixon Trail borders a residential area along Fremont Street in northeastern Lincoln and makes its way east to Mahoney Park. The trail circles the park, which offers athletic facilities and...
NE 1.7 mi Concrete
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 multiuse trail sits alongside the Sorensen Parkway, extending from the scenic Fontenelle Boulevard west to N 90th Street and Military Road. It provides a recreational path for residents of the...
NE 4.8 mi Asphalt
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 South Omaha Trail is a 2-mile rail-trail that connects the Keystone Trail, Karen Park, Karen Western Elementary School and the Field Club Trail south of Vinton Street and Interstate-80.  The...
NE 2 mi Concrete
The Southpointe Trail extends from Densmore Park to the Tierra Williamsburg Trail in Lincoln's Southern Hills neighborhood. This suburban route passes by Williamsburg Village, one of the city's most...
NE 2.36 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
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 Superior Street Trail is primarily a commuter route following its namesake thoroughfare from US 6 (Cornhusker Highway) in Lincoln to the Highlands neighborhood on the western edge of the city. The...
NE 4.42 mi Asphalt
The tree-lined Tierra Williamsburg Trail—also known as the Tierra Park Williamsburg Trail or more simply as the Williamsburg Trail—traverses through the distinctive Williamsburg Village neighborhood...
NE 3 mi Concrete
The scenic Two Lakes Trail runs for 2.4 miles between where 48th Avenue crosses the Loup Canal, and the start of the Bob Lake Trail, and Lakeview Road at 18th Avenue. The trail follows the northern...
NE 2.4 mi Concrete
Council Bluffs' Veterans Memorial Trail runs adjacent to US 275—also known as Veterans Memorial Highway—for its 5 mile route. On the non-highway side of the trail, runners, walkers, bikers and skaters...
IA, NE 5 mi Concrete
Two sections of the West Papio Trail are currently open for use. The shorter section begins just west of S. 36th Street in Bellevue, Nebraska, where it connects with the Keystone Trail. The trail...
NE 16.1 mi Concrete
The White River Trail runs westward for 3 miles from the park at the intersection of 1st Street and Main Street in Crawford to Fort Robinson State Park. The trail, which is surfaced with crushed rock,...
NE 3 mi Ballast
The Wilderness Park Trail offers a convenient, paved route past the popular 42-acre Wilderness Park Soccer Complex with its ten regulation-size fields. The trail is 1.5 miles, but connects with the...
NE 1.5 mi Concrete

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Chief Standing Bear Trail

GREAT TRAIL EXPERIENCE

June, 2017 by kcwyks_tl

We're in our 60's and look for biking experiences where we can park our car safely, ride 20-40 miles, stay in a comfortable place, and return the next day. The Chief Standing Bear Trail combined with the Blue River Trail of Kansas gave us such an experience. We elected to start at Marysville KS and take the Blue River trail to the southern endpoint of the Chief Standing Bear trail at the KS/NE state line, and continued to the north endpoint in Beatrice NE, where we stayed in a motel. The Chief Standing Bear trail has excellent gravel surface for biking, good vegetation control, safe bridges, good mileage markers, and passes through some deep shade areas but is mostly in open space, and has nice views of the Blue River. They recently added bathrooms, trail maps, historical info and drinking fountains at intervals along the trail. There are 2 towns where food is available; Barneston about 4 miles north of the state line where there is a bar & grill about 1 block off the trail, and Wymore which has some stores & restaurants that require about a 2 mile detour off the trail to find. The Chief Standing Bear trail ends a few blocks south of downtown Beatrice. Motels are about a mile north of downtown on highway 77. Safest way of getting to the motels is by heading north and west on city streets about 8 blocks from the trail end up to the beginning of the Homestead trail on highway 136 near the old train depot; you can take this paved trail up to highway 77 and be a few blocks away from a motel. There is a nice National Monument tribute to the Homestead movement a few miles west of Beatrice, that is worth a brief visit. On the Chief Standing Bear trail take hats/sunscreen and do your research on where to stay, what to do. Its a nice outing.

MoPac Trail East

Great trail

May, 2017 by glhaberman

Have rode the MoPac several times. (It is 7 hours from where I live, but get to Lincoln several times a year.) Started my ride about 5 miles east of Lincoln and rode to Elmwood and back. A few critter holes in a section about 2 miles long, but other than that, trail was in great shape. I started shortly after sun up and saw less than a dozen people on the trail.

Oak Creek Trail

Great ride

May, 2017 by glhaberman

Road from Valparaiso to Brainard and back. We saw about 6 other bikers and a few walkers/joggers. Total of about 10 people the entire ride. Trail is in great shape. Some of the intersections with county roads have a lot of loose gravel, but other than that, no issues. Stopped for a burger and a beer at Husker Bar II in Brainard. Had a great time on this ride.

Accordion

Kearney Hike and Bike Trail

Ride to the Archway!

May, 2017 by sschwinn

Ride this trail today. It's in great shape.

As per the previous comment, you can't ride to Fort Kearny, but you can ride to the Platte River Road Archway which is worth a stop.

The trail section that curves along the canal is particularly nice.

Homestead Trail

Wonderful Access to Long Rides

April, 2017 by deliasgotmail

Warning: the section from Princeton to Cortland, NE is horrendous. It runs along HWY 77, right next to it. After that it's a beautiful, peaceful trail! There is another section that is kind of cool in midsummer, but sort of boring and long in the spring. It's about 2 miles through a cornfield, after Pickrell, NE. I love the section after that, going to Beatrice, NE. I'm so excited that the Blue River Rail Trail is soon to be connected to the Homestead!!

Jamaica North Trail

I Do Love This One, but

April, 2017 by deliasgotmail

It has been under repair for so long! Once you leave the Jamaica Trail, heading south from Lincoln, you enter the Homestead Trail, which leads to the Blue River Rail Trail, and those are five star trails, because they are beautifully maintained! My Hubby loves the trails in Wilderness Park that you can enter at various points along the Jamaica. Enjoy!

West Papio Trail

Update - Trail reopened

April, 2017 by dougmurphy0

The section of the West Papio Trail between Dodge and Blondo Streets that was undermined by the creek about 18 months ago reopened in early March 2017.

Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail

Condition depends on where you are

March, 2017 by tadavis1

My son and I drove up from Omaha to Norfolk and on to Long Pine for a biking, hiking, fishing weekend. Only rode the trail from Norfolk west for 5 miles, about halfway to Battle Creek. That part of the trail was very nice - 2 miles of concrete and 3 miles of pea gravel. Nice bridge over the Elkhorn River. However, further west the trail parallels Hwys. 275 & 20. We could see a lot of it from the road as we drove and the further west we drove, the worse it looked. There were sections where it was almost completely overgrown with weeds. Would not want to ride there at all. It's too bad, this could be a very nice trail, but central sections are very neglected if maintained at all. Hence, the 3 star rating.

South Omaha Trail

Updates March 19 2017

March, 2017 by vfurlong

1. This trail now connects to the Field Club trail near 35th and Vinton Streets near the many grain silos.
2. There is now a trailhead at 42nd and D Sts. with parking. This is directly across the street from the McDonald's at 42nd/D.
3. I walked it today, but bikers prevail in numbers. The lack of significant scenery seems to fit the bike mode.
4. At the western end of this trail near the Keystone connection, I have seen a flock of turkeys in a forested area with is part of a Kiewit storage site. ( that was 18 months or so ago)
5. Long hills on the eastern half of the trail...

Steamboat Trace Trail

Pretty but windy

February, 2017 by blairmcian

I previously reviewed this trail from a ride from its southern end, at Brownville, to Peru, NE. This review is of the leg from Peru to just south of Nebraska City. It is an attractive stretch of trail, and the trail itself was generally in good shape. The only negative that keeps me from giving more stars is that much of the trail is exposed to whatever wind may be blowing, and in Nebraska the wind is usually blowing. If it turns out to be a headwind then that is a serious negative. That would be significantly reduced if some windbreaks were planted alongside the trail, especially on the west side since that's where the wind usually comes from.

MoPac Trail (Springfield)

Springfield to Platte River Pedestrian bridge

February, 2017 by dpschmidt93

Nice trail, some nice shaded/wooden areas. Very scenic around the Louisville to Platte River bridge area. Trail was very good shape. Some parts the gravel/rock was a little heavy to pedal through, but overall very well maintained. No washouts or washboard sections.

Chief Standing Bear Trail

Great Trail for Walking

February, 2017 by ctimrick

This is a great trail for walking and exploring! I have been walking this trail for years, long before it was a trail! I used to hunt and explore this area when there was railroad tracks and trains still running on it! If you're adventurous enough get off the trail and explore the river! You'll find remnants of and old dam and one of the biggest cottonwood trees in southeastern Nebraska! If you're lucky you'll see deer, bluebirds and other fur and fauna! A great place to take kids to explore! One of the best place to begin your adventure is on South 11th Street north of the river in Beatrice!

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