Walnut Creek Lake Trail West

EASY 36 reviews

Walnut Creek Lake Trail West is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Papillion, 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.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
160 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

lake

wildlife

Walnut Creek Lake is part of the Papio Missouri River Natural Resources District, and is a worthwhile location for a walk, a bike ride, fishing, RV camping, or a picnic. Walnut Creek Lake Trail is three miles long, about ten feet wide, concrete surface, and nice and smooth! Signs advise hikers that is about a one hour walk. The trail has a few steeper slopes in some areas.

walking
1 month ago

Great local walk. The ice is frozen over now with ice fishers in their huts out in the center of the lake. Deer tracks on the ice and in the snow.

2 months ago

A walk in the park. Easy 3.3 mike paved route. There are a number of off ramps that allow people to get off the beaten path and experience some mild terrain as well. A decent mountain bike trail as well. Take your family and the dog, this hike is made for everyone.

walking
5 months ago

We live really close to here and it has become our default walk, ride and run for when its a nice day and we just want to get outside. Its mostly flat, with one small hill and is paved the whole way around. There's always plenty of people of all ages out fishing in the lake, and sometimes they even catch something!

6 months ago

been going here since I was a teenager. I have a dog I like to bring with me and my 11 month old son has been enjoying it too since he was 6months old. I do have to say keep your eye out for people that don't have their dogs on a leash and people that don't restrain their dogs when you are trying to run/jog. Make sure to bring water. And my only complaint that I know is natural is the goose poop alllll over the trail in the best part in my opinion of the trail.

walking
6 months ago

The walk is peaceful and even more so kayaking on the water! Something beautiful to see in every season. Great for kayaking, walking, photography and much more!

walking
8 months ago

Concrete trail. One hour loop. Markers at every tenth mile. Good lake view for most of trail. Covered areas for a picnic. Number of fishing piers. Mostly flat.

mountain biking
10 months ago

easy trail to do for a beginner. Some parts of the easy trail need to be de weeded.

walking
10 months ago

Good park but lots of people constantly bit of you stay off the main paved path and follow to hike,bike, and horse trails it is much more interesting and quiet. My dogs love it.

mountain biking
10 months ago

Walnut Creek has a 5.0 mile mountain bike/hiking trail. It is maintained by THOR. Most of the trail is beginner friendly but has more challenging trail features incorporated. To access, park in main lot off 96th street and ride to east of lot and there is kiosk and trail map there.

trail running
11 months ago

Good trail, but definitely populated.

trail running
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Good dirt trails

walking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Great trail! The only reason I gave it 4 stars is that it's always crowded. People are always out there grilling or walking around the park. If it was a little less busy I would give it 5 stars for sure.

trail running
Friday, June 03, 2016

In addition to the paved path which incircles the lake, there are mountain biking trails that i like to run.

walking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Great walking paths, all we walked were concrete paths like sidewalks. Has some elevation changes which can work the legs.

hiking
Sunday, March 06, 2016

Decent loop. Reminds me when I had to run the mile in PE class at Papio south.

walking
Friday, December 25, 2015

Great loop trail for walkers. Not much shade on sunny days, so be prepared. Trails are paved and well used.

road biking
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Small loop around a lake. They have nice little garden and an island you can hangout on

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

I biked this trail on a Wednesday morning; the traffic was fairly light. It is 3.2 miles around the loop, so I did it a couple of times. There is plenty of parking and the trail is well maintained. The path has several benches and nice views of the lake. You won't find trash cans here as it is a "Bring it in, take it out" park, but there are bathrooms. The park would be good for picnics and I saw several people fishing as well. In general, a nice place to visit.

hiking
4 months ago

road biking
5 months ago

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