Murdock Trail

Nebraska

Murdock Trail Facts

States: Nebraska
Counties: Lancaster
Length: 4.7 miles
Trail end points: 48th St. and Fremont St. and N. 112th St. south of Havelock Ave.
Trail surfaces: Concrete, Crushed Stone
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6016460
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Murdock Trail Description

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 along a former Rock Island Railroad corridor, established in the 1850s to ferry passengers across the Midwest.

Along the crushed stone and asphalt path, two neighborhood parks—Mahoney and Ballard—provide opportunities for residents to play baseball, basketball, tennis and other sports. For longer journeys, travelers can connect directly to the John Dietrich Bikeway at the Murdock Trail's western end and the 84th Street Trail on Lincoln's eastern edge.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the Murdock Trail can be found in Ballard Park at the intersection of N. 66th Street and Kearney Avenue and in Mahoney Park, accessed from the intersection of N. 70th Street and Fremont Street.

Murdock Trail Reviews

I ride this trail regularly and it is a gorgeous experience; I consider it my hour in church to ride this stretch of paved and dirt trail. Mostly level, with sun-dappled ground, a few benches to rest upon, lined with plum thickets and one particularly nice area with a wood bridge over a creek.

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