West Papio Trail is a 15 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Omaha, Nebraska that features a river 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.

Length15.0 miElevation gain328 ftRoute typeOut & back
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A paved 7.7-mile path through West Omaha, from near 168th & W Maple Road, along the West Papio Creek, to south of 156th & W Center Road, connecting via a neighborhood trail to the 7 mile trail around Ed Zorinsky Lake. Accessibility: This asphalt, cement, and wooden bridge trail is typically at least 6 feet wide. There are edge barriers and handrails along the bridges. The slope is estimated to be mostly gentle except for steep to very steep sections (over 8% grade) up and downhill at about the 0.5, 1.2, 5.5, and 5.9 mile marks when going north. Trail goers using mobility equipment or a stroller may need additional assistance here or need to avoid these areas. The most stroller and wheelchair friendly portion of the trail is from the 1.3 to 5.4 mile mark avoiding the steepest portions. There are at least 2 designated wheelchair-accessible parking spaces with access aisles at the small paved trailhead lot at Pacific Street, marked with a waypoint.

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Dennis Jones
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Dennis Jones
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Melissa Swanson
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Dennis Jones
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Melissa Swanson
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Road bikingGreat!
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Morgan Godemann
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WalkingGreat!

Great trail with a beautiful creek and houses.

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A'Don Wonderful
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Mountain biking

Great ride, with nice scenery, and upkept parks. Trail comes to an about end, so it's easy to see the turn around point.

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Terry Moore
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Jeffery Pettee
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Chris Russell
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Lora Hofstetter
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Road biking

West Papio Trail goong south runs into the Keystone trail for a nice long ride. Trail is well maintained and smooth. Nice space for walkers and bike riders.

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Lora Hofstetter
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Road biking

Visiting from out of town and this was a nice trail to find. Not too busy on a Tuesday morning and good shade off and on. It is just funny how the trail just ENDS suddenly.

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Zachary Andrew
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Mountain biking

another great scenic trail, richgames houses, could be longer but plenty of random offshoots to explore

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Hayley Krumwiede
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Road biking

Road with dad and mom. Some areas slightly wet, started at Grandma’s place went to L street and circled back.

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Matt King
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Road biking

Great trail.

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Jenny Olive
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Walking

So happy to have this trail so close to home! I walk almost everyday with my dog.

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Dennis Bostow
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Developed construction up to trail the whole way. Constant traffic noise. Listed to about 12 bikes doing wheeles for an hour, they were in the middle of the stretch I walked. Very little nature here.

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Lauri Citro
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With the addition of Flanagan Lake Park this multipurpose trail is tops in Omaha; especially with the hopes for more tree plantings for shade around the lake

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Zachary Zach
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Road biking

connected through my neighborhood. great, well maintained trail. Walker's, joggers and bikers. some skaters but nothing bad. very scenic, pleasant and fun!

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James Elliott
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Mountain biking
First to Review

This is another of Omaha's typical trails--paved and well-maintained, winding its way through neighborhoods, parks, and commercial areas. Though I've completed nearly every other trail in the Omaha area, today was the first time I have ridden on this trail; I used it to connect Zorinsky Lake with Standing Bear Lake to the north. There are a lot of forks that branch out in local neighborhoods and parks. The trail is not well marked and I, not being familiar with the area, had trouble staying on the proper path to get where I was headed. Someone who lives in the area would certainly not have this problem. I'm excited as the West Papio Trail becomes more developed and stretches through more of Omaha, especially when it connects with its southern counterpart in Bellevue and Papillion.

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Therese Brader
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Morgan Godemann
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Chris Henschke
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Paul McHenry
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Evan Clapper
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Curt Roesler
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Josh Boesch
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Jing Li
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Josh Boesch
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Ahleeya Wolff
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