Steamboat Trace Trail is a 22.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Nebraska City, Nebraska that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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.

22.1 miles
272 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash



road biking

trail running




For most of its length, the trail hugs the wooded bluffs Lewis and Clark followed up the river more than two centuries ago. Trail users today see much the same flora, fauna and natural landmarks the explorers described in their historic journals. The Steamboat Trace is resplendently scenic--especially in the fall, when the oaks, cottonwoods and other deciduous trees along the bluffs break out their autumn colors.

1 month ago

A little rough in parts from being flooded out but all in all a great ride and worth the ride due to some unexpected scenery..

mountain biking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Very well maintained. Varied scenery. Tree canopied trail. Open trail through corn fields. Right along the river and high limestone outcroppings. A very nice ride. Peru municipal park has rest rooms. Brownsville at the south trailhead has a winery, cafe and other places to "refuel". Parts of the trail received .5 to an inch of rain the night before. No issue with a soft trail. It managed the rain well.

Monday, April 24, 2017

A few trees down. Nothing is blocked off by them completely.