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I have been walking this trail for many years. It is a concrete trail that is very well maintained. It is beautiful in the evenings and is often quite busy. There is not a lot of shade but the trees and vegetation have grown in nicely over the years. Water fowl is frequently seen here and I saw a mink the other day. There are two parking lots for access. This is a family-friendly lake, accommodating strollers and wheelchairs. It is a long walk around for a small child but it’s an easy walk with only slight elevation changes. One of the best things about this lake is that except for a handful of houses, housing is not close to the water. This is a very safe location and moonlight walks are highly encouraged!

The loop is great, and the off leash area close by is the best by far in the area

Loved this trail, only bad side is they have trails going to places that end, like up to the pavilion on the hill, you have to back track down to meet the main trail, some signs that says where it goes and if it dead ends and you need to turn around (did have horse trail you could print use, but not if it's wet/muddy). Great for walking, running, jogging, bicycling. Has other trails you can explore, when it's not wet or muddy. Playground area, boat dock.

Great local walk. The ice is frozen over now with ice fishers in their huts out in the center of the lake. Deer tracks on the ice and in the snow.

A walk in the park. Easy 3.3 mike paved route. There are a number of off ramps that allow people to get off the beaten path and experience some mild terrain as well. A decent mountain bike trail as well. Take your family and the dog, this hike is made for everyone.

We live really close to here and it has become our default walk, ride and run for when its a nice day and we just want to get outside. Its mostly flat, with one small hill and is paved the whole way around. There's always plenty of people of all ages out fishing in the lake, and sometimes they even catch something!

Thursday, August 03, 2017

been going here since I was a teenager. I have a dog I like to bring with me and my 11 month old son has been enjoying it too since he was 6months old. I do have to say keep your eye out for people that don't have their dogs on a leash and people that don't restrain their dogs when you are trying to run/jog. Make sure to bring water. And my only complaint that I know is natural is the goose poop alllll over the trail in the best part in my opinion of the trail.

walking
Monday, July 24, 2017

The walk is peaceful and even more so kayaking on the water! Something beautiful to see in every season. Great for kayaking, walking, photography and much more!

walking
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Concrete trail. One hour loop. Markers at every tenth mile. Good lake view for most of trail. Covered areas for a picnic. Number of fishing piers. Mostly flat.

mountain biking
Saturday, April 22, 2017

easy trail to do for a beginner. Some parts of the easy trail need to be de weeded.

walking
Monday, April 17, 2017

Good park but lots of people constantly bit of you stay off the main paved path and follow to hike,bike, and horse trails it is much more interesting and quiet. My dogs love it.

mountain biking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Walnut Creek has a 5.0 mile mountain bike/hiking trail. It is maintained by THOR. Most of the trail is beginner friendly but has more challenging trail features incorporated. To access, park in main lot off 96th street and ride to east of lot and there is kiosk and trail map there.

trail running
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Good trail, but definitely populated.

trail running
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Good dirt trails

walking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Great trail! The only reason I gave it 4 stars is that it's always crowded. People are always out there grilling or walking around the park. If it was a little less busy I would give it 5 stars for sure.

trail running
Friday, June 03, 2016

In addition to the paved path which incircles the lake, there are mountain biking trails that i like to run.

walking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Great walking paths, all we walked were concrete paths like sidewalks. Has some elevation changes which can work the legs.

hiking
Sunday, March 06, 2016

Decent loop. Reminds me when I had to run the mile in PE class at Papio south.

walking
Friday, December 25, 2015

Great loop trail for walkers. Not much shade on sunny days, so be prepared. Trails are paved and well used.

road biking
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Small loop around a lake. They have nice little garden and an island you can hangout on

road biking
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

There are two separate loops at Schwer Park: a smaller loop that only goes around the water and a larger loop that includes the neighborhood to the east. If you do one loop after the other, it will be about 2.2 miles (granted you will do a small portion twice). I went early in the morning and there were only two people walking the trail.

After completing two passes of Schwer Park, I went west on a connecting trail to get on the West Papio Trail (headed south) and then hooked up with the Walnut Creek Recreation Area Trail. One thing I like about the Omaha trails is that a lot of them connect to each other and you can keep going and going for quite a while. After circling Walnut Creek Lake, I headed back to Schwer Park. The total ride was 12.5 miles and it took about an hour.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

I biked this trail on a Wednesday morning; the traffic was fairly light. It is 3.2 miles around the loop, so I did it a couple of times. There is plenty of parking and the trail is well maintained. The path has several benches and nice views of the lake. You won't find trash cans here as it is a "Bring it in, take it out" park, but there are bathrooms. The park would be good for picnics and I saw several people fishing as well. In general, a nice place to visit.

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