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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 Lincoln through the small communities of Walton, Eagle, Elmwood and Wabash. Spanning nearly 22 miles, the crushed-stone pathway traverses prairie, woodland and farmland.
At 84th Street, the MoPac Trail East connects to the MoPac Trail West, which heads into Lincoln. Future plans call for a connection up to the Lied Platte River Bridge over the Platte River, which in turn joins Springfield's MoPac Trail. Together, all four trails would be part of a 50-mile route between Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska's two largest cities.
For almost its entire length, a separate path for horseback riders, called the Charles L. Warner Equestrian Trail, parallels MoPac Trail East from S. 98th Street to Wabash.
Parking access is in Lincoln at 84th Street. In Walton and Eagle, street parking is available. There's trailhead parking in the Village Park in Elmwood.
Equestrian parking is available at the Charles L. Warner trailhead at 98th & A streets. Voluntary user passes ($1/day or $5/year) are available at several self-service donation boxes along the trail and at the Walton Trail Company in Walton.
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