Chalco Hills Trails

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Chalco Hills Trails is a 6.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Omaha, Nebraska 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.

6.9 miles
282 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

paddle sports

road biking

trail running





This 6-mile trail is a mixture of double-track and small sections of single-track that span around the perimeter of Wehrspann Lake. As the name implies, it is not flat, so expect to do some light climbing the entire way. It is not technical, you just need to be able to climb a little.

road biking
7 days ago

14 days ago

Excellent, well-maintained trail in a scenic environment. There is a lot of variety here, with ups and downs, lots of trees and vegetation, plenty of open spaces and of course, the beautiful lake. This is a long walk that may be difficult for toddlers and I know my small dogs would never be able to make it the whole way around. The path is large enough that it is definitely wheelchair accessible. I went on a Friday morning at 10:30 am, so I did not experience a lot of traffic on the path. The bicyclists I encountered did a great job of announcing themselves. I will definitely do this again. It feels so secluded despite the fact that it is so close to the city.

1 month ago

I was surprised by Chalco! There was a lot of nature and wildlife for it to be in the middle of town. But the lake is really beautiful, and the surrounding prairie and wooded areas were pretty as well. It is not much of a hike, more like a walk, as it was mostly flat and paved, but there are little grass trail offshoots that were fun. I also liked that it was almost 7 miles, since I like to hike/walk more than 5
miles a day. It wasn’t crowded when I went, as others have complained in reviews. Would definitely recommend for a relaxing walk with a great view.

1 month ago

Nice trail to walk around.

mountain biking
2 months 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.

6 months ago

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

9 months ago

Great trail run off the beaten path.

trail running
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

- 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.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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!

Friday, June 23, 2017

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

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.

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.

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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