mountain biking
18 days ago

A family favorite for nice paved trails with a few small “nature trails” that provide variation. One section of trail is currently closed for renovations, however there are some connection options that still provide an opportunity to complete the loop.

trail running
19 days ago

Great trail! Peaceful. Mostly shaded. Parked across from soccer field. First 1 1/2 is road and goes through the fairgrounds then crosses over onto crushed gravel and gravel. I have used the trail twice this year and will continue to use it even though it’s a 20 minute trip from my home in Omaha.

Really nice walk. You feel out in nature in the middle od town.

Great trail run off the beaten path.

trail running
10 months ago

- Paved road but soft grass to the side
- Clean/Excellent upkeep
- A lot of easy to moderate elevation transitions
- A good mix of open areas and shaded areas
- A lot of rest benches

- Paved road so there are a lot of cyclists. They tend to go fast so you really can't wear headphones/earphones while running. I just saw two cyclists zoom by while runners were forced to jump out of the way

Overall, this trail tailors more to cyclists. If you plan to run this trail, make sure to keep your headset music at a low volume so you can hear incoming cyclists.

11 months ago

This was a pleasant walk! My 5 year old and 9 year old along with our 3 year old Husky had a wonderful time! Everyone we encountered was very friendly. It was a very flat trail! Can't wait to take the bikes out there next time!

11 months ago

Great place for easy walks and run. We exercise us and our pets here:)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

I took my dog for a walk. The trail is completely flat. It's gravel. The first 3 miles have great shade/tree coverage. I can't wait to go back and trail run and bike this one. Parking is a bit tricky, but I just parked across from the park in Springfield and picked up the trail.

Friday, June 09, 2017

I great for walk or run.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The trail is smooth and well maintained. Not too busy. One spot that does mud over during storms.

road biking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

I LOVE this trail!! It's huge. I do the 5.8 mile loop, but there are options to expand the length. It's paved. There are some tough inclines but they are short and spaced out. Completely surrounds the lake. Great spot!

road biking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

great park

trail running
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Great paved path with plenty of grass on the sides for softer running. Good up and downs for a workout.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

I loved these trails! Great for an easy walk, and not too crowded on a Saturday morning.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Beautiful trail! Great for biking and kite flying.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Good for a brisk walk. No extreme hills to climb.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Such a pretty trail.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

I like to take my dogs walking here. Nice & flat with minimal inclines. Would be great for family outings with kiddos as well.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Great for hiking, biking, fishing, or family events!

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Nice loop. Almost got stampeded by a herd of deer!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Great trail for walkers and bike riders. Well used.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Nice trail...I found a lean to, a camp fire, fish tail and a bud light can right off the paved trail down by the lake...near the first park bench that you come to...fairly recent. Pretty impressed with the construction of the lean to!!!

road biking
Sunday, June 28, 2015

My dog loves it Arabs you can do the short or long trail.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

I walk this trail about twice a month most of the year. It is an easy 6.2 mile walk with plenty of varied growth and wildlife to photograph. The diversity of plants is excellent, there is almost always something blooming during the growing seasons. The trail does have a cut off that goes across a bridge. Using the cut off will drop the walk down to about 4 miles, depending on which loop you take. The trail itself is concrete. The cut off is asphalt, but there are also several mowed side loops that take you along the edge of the park.

road biking
Friday, September 19, 2014

easy park for biking and fishing. Trails are paved and there are docks to fish off of. Well maintained and plenty of parking. Also, lots of turtles for the kids to play with.

Monday, May 19, 2014

This is a pleasant walk. Most of the trails are paved, but there is at least one I'm aware of that is through the woods. This is certainly a popular trail but the size helps spread out the volume. Watch our for bikers if you have any dogs with you.

mountain biking
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

I started my journey on the MoPac Springfield Trail in Springfield itself. There is a dedicated parking lot to the south of the Springfield Soccer Complex on Platteview Road, just east of 144th Street. I first took the trail north 3.1 miles where it dead-ended at Schram Road. With the exception of about a half mile of paved track near the Soccer Complex, the entire trail is crushed gravel and rock, a fairly easy ride. From the north end, I traveled south to the Platte River (Louisville), then back north again to Springfield, where I parked. I'm excited for the completion of this trail so one can go all the way from Omaha to Lincoln on a single trek. There were nice views on this trail, including rolling fields and a river. The trail doesn't completely go through Springfield, so I just rode on the streets heading south until I met up with it again. One can easily figure it out by looking at a map, or even just guessing.

road biking
Tuesday, May 07, 2013

I biked the paved trail and circled the lake twice to make it a bit longer (about 13 miles). The path is very well maintained and there are benches and little dog/kid parks along the way. There were deer, pheasants, and a multitude of birds along the path as well. On the particular morning I went, it was lightly traveled (did include parents with kids, cyclists, runners, walkers, dogs, etc.). I would recommend this trail and do plan on biking it again in the future.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Great trail system! You can stay on the pavement to walk, bike or run (around 6 miles roundtrip) OR take one of many trails through the woods and meadows. Very family friendly

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