Explore the most popular birding trails near Lincoln with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

walking
9 days ago

This is a lovely walk on a well-kept, level trail. Trail is good for all age levels, accommodates strollers, and would be a great place for walking dogs. However, keep your dog on a leash and be on the lookout because it is heavily used by bikes. I walked on a Sunday morning at 11 am, and there were many cyclists and a few walkers. I didn’t see anyone running but I think it would be a good trail for that activity. My one complaint (hence three stars) is that when I crossed the bridge over the Platte going south, there were no trail continuation markers. This was very confusing because there are roads and railroad tracks that converge at this point. The trail could use better markings in general because I wasn’t sure if I was walking on private property in several places. I walked the part of the trail by Schramm State Park near Louisville. I will definitely try other parts of this scenic and tranquil trail!

mountain biking
16 days ago

Fun and fast crushed limestone rail-trail. Start on the UNL campus and this becomes a very nice >50 mile out and back.

trail running
16 days ago

Wonderful trail system in (practically) my backyard! Lots of mosquitoes and ticks right now (July) but worth the annoyance.

horseback riding
1 month ago

Pretty suburban park. Up there and back. Be sure and lock up truck and trailer.

trail running
1 month ago

This is my favorite trail to run, make sure you wear bug spray, LOTS of mosquitos and ticks(if you beer off trail) When I've brought my dog home he's had a couple ticks even with advantix, so if I go to this trail I usually don't bring my dog. It's a good loop trail about 2.2 miles and you can switch directions and change it up.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Road part of this trail for the first time today as a newbie cycler. It was a lot of fun and had some small hills, sharp turns, tree roots, etc that made it an excellent adventure. I can’t wait to get back but first my noodle legs need to recuperate..

trail running
6 months ago

Nice trails close to where I am in Lincoln.

I live along the MOPAC trail & love how easily accessible it is from our home. The trail is crushed limestone, so it does have a tendency of being muddy after it rains.

The trail runs along the old railroad line, through some densely wooded areas & through a number of towns.

The ride from the trailhead in Lincoln out to Eagle is a nice ride & a very popular ride on Tuesdays from April to October. The park in Eagle, right off the trail, offers a nice resting area with modern restrooms & a drinking fountain.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Great trails, forestry, off trails and scenery! But I always worry that I won't find my way back to my car, but that just makes it more of an adventure :-)

walking
Monday, March 06, 2017

Awesome walk if you venture off the main routes. There are buffalo and various birds you can see along the trails as well as a kid center

road biking
Monday, February 20, 2017

A crushed limestone route that has lots of bike and foot traffic. It connects to the MoPac trail going West though Lincoln which is concrete and offers many services through town. The East trail is rather remote and passes through various coops. I personally haven't been all the way East but I am looking forward to it.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Love this park! ❤

Saturday, February 18, 2017

One of my favorite places to be!

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

This trail is a series of inter-looping multi-use trails. There are hiking, biking and horseback trails. Inside the park they zig-zag around. I have been in summer, winter, and fall and the trails are usable. Traffic varies.

Friday, December 30, 2016

A very easy hike, perfect for kids. There is a lot to see and do so you can make multiple trips without seeing the same things. The nature centers are worth checking out as well.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The pioneer park trails are among the best in Lincoln...especially if you have younger children.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Great route which many people use.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Old Cheney Road trail is good from 84th to 56th street with only 9 roads/neighborhood streets. Then from 56th to 48th there are many roads/entrances which slow your ride. 48th to 27th is fine with a wide path and freedom of maneuver. The entire route is concrete/blacktop.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Love it :)

hiking
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Best trail system in and near Lincoln. Peaceful, yet buggy and flat. Typical for the part of the state. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow, and I had it mostly to myself. There needs to be a pedestrian bridge on old Cheney, as myself and a family of bikers had to sprint across when there was a break in traffic.

Monday, June 06, 2016

The Chett Ager nature center trails are simple, but charming. Flat and wooded, with ponds and a small bridge. My two small children do very well on them, they are perfect for young families. The nature center us always fun to look around and the log park on the east part of the trails is a highlight for the little ones.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Best day ever. 10 out of 10.

hiking
Friday, August 12, 2011

Did some hiking in this park today. Was a very pleasant hike. I saw what I believe was an immature bald eagle. The wingspan was incredible. There are many trails in this park and I wish I could find a map of the trails. There are also biking trails here. It is a nice park.

hiking
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birding
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hiking
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