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

I enjoyed this hike. The lake is really pretty. Lake trails can be pretty flat and boring, but this trail runs through forest and prairie and had some ups and downs. I appreciated going through different landscapes. I did find, as others said, that while the east side of the trail is well maintained, the west side is pretty overgrown. The trail gets pretty hard to make out. But I just followed the map on here to make sure I was going in the right direction, and that worked pretty well. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE BUG SPRAY AND WEAR A HAT. I go hiking a lot and bugs are obviously inevitable, but it was excessive here. Found five ticks on me when I got home, probably from walking through the very tall foliage on the west side of the trail. I think next time I would hike the east side up to highway 36 and just turn around and hike back the same way instead of doing the loop. But I still would recommend!

mountain biking
13 days ago

The trail is actually about 9.8 miles long. Fun little trail in the West Omaha area. Not a difficult trail to bike; I would rate it a beginner trail, but there is fun to be had.

hiking
17 days ago

I was surprised by Chalco! There was a lot of nature and wildlife for it to be in the middle of town. But the lake is really beautiful, and the surrounding prairie and wooded areas were pretty as well. It is not much of a hike, more like a walk, as it was mostly flat and paved, but there are little grass trail offshoots that were fun. I also liked that it was almost 7 miles, since I like to hike/walk more than 5
miles a day. It wasn’t crowded when I went, as others have complained in reviews. Would definitely recommend for a relaxing walk with a great view.

walking
19 days ago

Nice trail to walk around.

hiking
1 month ago

I really enjoyed hiking here. That said, it is really a bike trail. It can be challenging for pedestrians at times because the dirt trail is narrow and it is hard to see bikers coming. I would not recommend this for dogs or toddlers due to the need to react quickly when a biker comes along. I hiked late morning on a Friday and didn’t see anyone else in the trail. Be forewarned- if hiking in the middle of the day, there will be very little shade. Late afternoon is a better time as there is more shade. One more thing, the trails can be very confusing because there are so many of them and I imagine they change occasionally. This was a fun and challenging hike!

mountain biking
1 month ago

A family favorite for nice paved trails with a few small “nature trails” that provide variation. One section of trail is currently closed for renovations, however there are some connection options that still provide an opportunity to complete the loop.

mountain biking
1 month 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.

I wouldn’t label this as a great walking trail. This trail is meant for bikers. I walked it, got lost but wasn’t to bad. I love the nature feel and lots of birds to listen to! The trails are very narrow so make sure you jump out of the way for bikers.

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

Really nice walk. You feel out in nature in the middle od town.

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

Great trail run off the beaten path.

trail running
8 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.

walking
8 months ago

Really nice trail to walk but the bikes scared the crap out of me.

walking
9 months ago

Nice trail, relatively easy. Well-rutted. Went on a Saturday which was very busy for mountain biking and we were walking our dog. Had to be advised by bikers to go counterclockwise so we could see bikers coming. There are some sharp bends and curves though where you wouldn't have allot of time to react, so that is a bit stressing. I would go again during the week only while most people are going to school or working.

trail running
10 months ago

This trail is a very well maintained and clean paved trail that is very good for running, biking, and easy relaxing walks.

hiking
11 months ago

The trails were really nice and easy. Although the construction going on was kind of distracting and actually crossed through on a trail at one point. Had to avoid the machines.

mountain biking
11 months ago

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

trail running
11 months ago

Pros:
- Paved road but soft grass to the side
- Clean/Excellent upkeep
- A lot of easy to moderate elevation transitions
- A good mix of open areas and shaded areas
- A lot of rest benches

Cons:
- Paved road so there are a lot of cyclists. They tend to go fast so you really can't wear headphones/earphones while running. I just saw two cyclists zoom by while runners were forced to jump out of the way


Overall, this trail tailors more to cyclists. If you plan to run this trail, make sure to keep your headset music at a low volume so you can hear incoming cyclists.

hiking
11 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.

walking
11 months ago

I read that this was kid friendly. I took my 2 yr old and a stroller. Not at all stroller friendy and my kid got a tick.

horseback riding
Sunday, July 09, 2017

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!

walking
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

This was a pleasant walk! My 5 year old and 9 year old along with our 3 year old Husky had a wonderful time! Everyone we encountered was very friendly. It was a very flat trail! Can't wait to take the bikes out there next time!

walking
Friday, June 23, 2017

Great place for easy walks and run. We exercise us and our pets here:)

Friday, June 09, 2017

I great for walk or run.

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

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The trail is smooth and well maintained. Not too busy. One spot that does mud over during storms.

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.

hiking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Ok, so.... I'm so so on this. I started my hike at the parking lot and was on a great little dirt trail for about 2.6 miles. It says it's supposed to be 3.2 miles. So at be fork in the road that said return to parking lot or continue on another trial, I continued. Well, that was a completely uphill mountain bike trail that made my round trip hike 5 miles. That's fine for me, but others wouldn't like that when they planned for 3.2. I won't be back, BUT the 2.6 and return to parking lot is very enjoyable. It is dog friendly.

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