Standing Bear Lake Park is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Omaha, NE that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Standing Bear Lake, NE, located in northwest Omaha, is named for the Ponca leader Chief Standing Bear, and is operated by the City of Omaha. The day use only facility offers picnicking, no-wake boating, hiking and bicycling trails, nature study opportunities and fishing.
A nice paved path, some going through the woods and some around the lake. I didn't like that you had to walk on the road for a good distance to be able to complete the loop. It was a narrow shoulder and cars were going pretty fast. Next time I would choose one half to do and just go out and back.
Nice ride. Pretty short, but scenic. The only bad part is the stretch along 144th. I turn around and enjoy the trail in reverse rather than ride the road. Sometimes it gets a little tight due to growth of trees hanging over the trail fairly low.
Beautiful well maintained trail. There was a part where you had to walk on the side of a busy road with no paved trail.
love the scenic views
tons of trails. some paved some just stomped down grass. beware of ticks- bring spray. water was decently clear-saw fish. weather was perfect and there are a lot of trees over hanging on 98% of paved paths. our dog uncovered 100+ trails and counting. walked 10+ miles and still did not cover all that could be covered. The man maid paths were a challenge but paved trails are super easy. also lots of cool things to see, like whispering poles and a rebar buffalo!
Well maintained urban park-like.
The trail is well maintained, but it isn't a loop. I did try walking the bit that runs along the highway on the west side of the lake, but there isn't much of a shoulder. Thus you have to walk through the long grass when there is traffic. Despite the fact that this isn't on a loop, I do like that the trail is well maintained and even when busy, people are courtesy and remember the rules of the trail.
Nice lake to bike. However there is section of the trail that ends at a highway and your have to walk or bike on the side of the road. Kinda dangerous
Standing Bear Lake has a well-maintained trail that circles most of the lake, but not the entire thing; the trail is not a loop. In order to do the entire trail, you'd most likely end up doing it twice (there and back). I started at the parking lot on the north side and went west to the end (into a neighborhood), turned around and biked the whole trail, then back again to my car. It seems like a fairly popular location, but mostly for fishing and perhaps boating, although there were plenty of walkers, bikers, and dog-walkers.