Explore the most popular road biking 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

Lincoln has many and great trails throughout the city, for walking, running, and biking, definitely a plus. Well maintained, nice views, and many parks along the way.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Too many streets to cross from my home to the trail head. That’s why I gave it 3 stars otherwise ok

road biking
5 months ago

Much longer trail than this map indicates, and a good way to ride from downtown to 88th and Highway 2. Thank you, city government, for repaving along Normal and 70th.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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.

road biking
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

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.

road biking
Monday, February 20, 2017

The Billy Wolf is a concrete trail that goes mostly East-West though town. Many trails connect to it and it makes a great addition to the city's network. It is fairly level but crosses many busy areas. There are plenty of shops and residences around for services and a few rather large parks (Holmes Lake and Antelope Park).

road biking
Monday, February 20, 2017

A concrete trail running from the Rock Island/Helen Boosalis Trails, Old Cheney Trail, and Southpointe Trails. I frequently use this to commute to work and travel to downtown. The north end is mostly level but there is some slight sloping on the southern end that kids might find challenging. The traffic is fairly moderate and heavy at times. There is partial cover throughout the trail and it passes by various business and residential areas. Most notably really close to the Southpointe mall.

road biking
Monday, February 20, 2017

This crushed limestone trail connects the Salt Creek Levee and Homestead trails and runs parallel to the Wideness park complex. The has been extensive damage in the past but repair work began last summer on sections washed out two years ago. There are still some patches that need work but it is a great trail. The surface is improved but may be challenging in spots for road bikes. It is partially covered throughout the trial and virtually level. There aren't many services along the way so plan ahead. My 6yo daughter finds the crushed limestone challenging to ride with her bike otherwise a good trek for kids.

road biking
Monday, February 20, 2017

This is a great trail for riding and running. The surface is hard and it connects with many other trails which makes for heavy traffic at times. I use it to commute to work and cruising around with my daughter.

walking
Friday, December 30, 2016

Easy trail, a nice way to feel like you are getting away from the city. Lots of wildlife--I've seen deer, turkeys, and a fox as well as several bird species.

walking
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

It has exercise stops, a few options to just do a round about, pretty trees, lots of bird species, safe but very dark at night. Dogs have gotten a few ticks from getting into the tall grass and dead trees

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 :)

road biking
Monday, August 29, 2016

This is a really nice path that is mostly concrete and easy to ride. I have been riding the on Saturday mornings and usually pass 50 to 100 people within 4 miles which I enjoy since the fellow path users seem friendly.

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