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dogs on leash
The positives: very scenic, fun trail with an opportunity for a great work out due to elevation. Little traffic. Saw 2 raccoons.
The negatives: too secluded - not for a solo woman. Empty trail next to a road with light traffic with woods and fields all around... I don't know... AND... The trail was poo central courtesy of dogs and raccoons. POO CENTRAL!
Really excellent trail well marked with location pointers. Smooth surface for running and riding links well with the Keystone Trail for onward tours around Omaha. I recommend linking riding the trail with Elmwood Park and the University of Nebraska campus. I also liked the city bus markings on the trail to alert you to where to access Omaha Transit along the way.
Rhiannon P. on Tranquility Trail
More of a bike trail~but it did the trick!
Peaceful, not too busy, goes further now than stated in the description- currently extends to 42nd and F streets(roughly), where the continuation of the trail is under construction. It appears it will connect to the Keystone and Big Papio trails, and probably pretty soon!
Ran this trail twice and got lost both times. They really need to mark this trail better, too many extensions that can easily lead you to nowhere, not much to ask. Also, too many rude people standing on the trail glued to their phones with dogs on leash while allowing their 4 year olds to ride around unguided. Doesn't help when the trails are somewhat narrow too. I gave this trail 2 stars because, I like the layout of the trail itself, lots of shade.
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.
Challenging trail for beginning rider, but not too difficult. Can be a little rough due to how narrow the trail gets at times and how low it is compared to the ground on either side. Could use some better markings, somehow missed the turn back to the parking lot and had to find an alternate route to finish the ride. Only rode the southern loop this time, so don't know about the north portion of the trail. Don't pay attention to the 3.2 miles listed, it was actually just over 5 miles. Overall a good, fun ride.