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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 is available at multiple points along the trail. The Lincoln trailhead has restrooms, drinking fountains, and a paved lot (intersection of S 84th St & N Hazelwood Dr, Lincoln).
The Walton trailhead has restrooms, drinking fountains with a water bottle fill station and a drinking bowl for pets, trail signage, a bench, and a parking lot (S 118th St, Walton).
The trailhead in Eagle is at the recently renovated village park, which has a playground, tennis and volleyball courts, a baseball/softball field, a swimming pool, picnic tables, restrooms, drinking fountains, and a paved parking lot (intersection of D St & 6th St, Eagle).
The Elmwood trailhead is at the village park, which has a playground, a basketball court, restrooms, drinking fountains, and a paved parking lot (North 5th St, just south of East G St).
The Wabash trailhead has restrooms and a parking lot.
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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