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Great place to take a walk! Easy paved path with scenic views of the lake and surrounding forest. Also seems like a great place to ride your bike if you like that since the path is very smooth and flat. Not sure why it’s labeled moderate, it was easy. But some of the curves may be more difficult on a bike. Will have to do the full loop around the lake sometime.

mountain biking
16 days ago

Decent trail and nice for a quick ride near our home. On the downside there are tons of people which today included several groups
Of teenagers smoking marijuana and an Asian outdoor party that was playing karaoke loud enough it could be hard across the lake.

17 days ago

Pretty annoyed that I drove all the way out here just to see a “no pets allowed on property”. Turned around and left without getting out of the car

A fun way to spend an sunny afternoon. Quite a view and easy casual walk.

Much more accessible in late-fall/early-winter/spring. Decent foliage and for the most part, not many people on the west side.

on Glen Cunningham Lake Trail

trail running
7 months ago

I ran this loop for the G.O.A.T.z Trail Run and I really enjoyed it. The views of the water are beautiful and it was a peaceful run. Gotta watch out for horse droppings as parts of it are also equestrian trails but I look forward to running here again soon.

really nice trail for walking, running, jogging or for bicycles.

Loved this nice neighborhood walk. Lots of small unofficial wooded trails along this trail.

Really liked this. Even though I don't like walking on asphalt or paved paths due to feet issues, I still give it 5 stars. Scenery constantly changing between water to natural habitat to beautiful large homes back to water and then on and on. It's a winding path with majority of path blocked from traffic sounds. Only the loopdy-loop is noisy. Bicyclists, dog walkers, speed walkers, and other walkers/runners are frequenting it as well but all were friendly. Bicyclists would announce themselves when approaching from behind. I would definitely of this again if I was in town longer or coming back to visit family again. There are lots km & mile markers along the path and stations to grab a plastic bag to pick up your dogs mess.

mountain biking
10 months ago

Unkept trails very hard for a bike to get through, I would not recommend this trail for biking.

10 months ago

East side of the lake is very walkable up until Hwy 36. The west side of the lake not so much. Trails are barely visible and it seems to be more for for horseback trailing. Used Hwy 36 to cross the north side of the lake because I couldn't find a crossover due to the higher water level.

horseback riding
11 months ago

The trail was badly in need of mowing & hard to find in many places. My Garmin showed 6.5 miles of trail that I rode. Beautiful park!

on Hummel Park

11 months ago

It is beautiful green Mother Nature but short trail but I enjoyed!

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Good little hike in the Omaha area. Took us about an hour walking at a slow to moderate pace. Great views of downtown Omaha at the beginning. Trail was pretty well kept for the most part. The forest you walk through is also really nice. Only complaint was the amount of bugs, but that should be expected when walking through a forest in the Spring/Summer. So don't forget to bring the DEET!

Good for a nice stroll. Relaxing to be by the lake.

Nice trail to walk, has something to see all along the trail.

Followed the paths along the lake, great time and meet lots of friendly people.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Not my favorite as a trail to walk my dog on. A number of the cyclists seem to act like they "own" the trail. Rarely did anyone announce themselves if they were coming up behind me to pass, and a couple of times side-by-side riders pretty much took up most of the path so I had to go to the edge and have my dog walk in the grass.

road biking
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

4 stars only because this trail gets a bit sketchy when going under the overpasses, but otherwise it is wonderful! I started at Hefflinger Park (the beginning/end of the trail) and rode to 72nd St, which was 14.6 miles. The trail is rather flat, with small, manageable hills. For a strong rider, this trail would be a piece of cake. I'm a new rider, and I really enjoyed the workout I got on this trail. I highly recommend it. If you can get past riding behind some shopping centers and warehouses closer to the lower numbered streets, you'll have a great ride here!

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Fun touristy activity. Can be busy but overall it is a really nice walk.

My favorite place to hike in the omaha area

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Great view of Omaha cityscape!

trail running
Sunday, March 12, 2017

I love it is so good for walking or running!!

Thursday, March 09, 2017

We hear too many gunshots and there is not rangers anywhere! And that's kind of scary!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Really a beautiful man made lake with paved walking/ biking paths. Not as many trees as we'd've liked but still a nice mild walk.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Flat, paved, and well maintained. The drawback is a lack of windbreak.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Beautiful view of the Missouri River. You can actually put one foot in 2 different states in the middle. My pre-teen kids were able to do this without any issues. They had fun "leaving their sister in Iowa"! There are bicycle rentals available.

road biking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Really excellent trail well marked with location pointers. Smooth surface for running and riding links well with the Keystone Trail for onward tours around Omaha. I recommend linking riding the trail with Elmwood Park and the University of Nebraska campus. I also liked the city bus markings on the trail to alert you to where to access Omaha Transit along the way.

road biking
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Nice trail. Kind of scenic. Lots of covered areas. Very busy and crowded. Recent rain made it so that the road had to be crossed instead of using the rain. I would recommend this trail at times when not so busy.

trail running
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Ran this trail twice and got lost both times. They really need to mark this trail better, too many extensions that can easily lead you to nowhere, not much to ask. Also, too many rude people standing on the trail glued to their phones with dogs on leash while allowing their 4 year olds to ride around unguided. Doesn't help when the trails are somewhat narrow too. I gave this trail 2 stars because, I like the layout of the trail itself, lots of shade.

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