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

hiking
4 days ago

Went for a ruck with Team RWB Omaha!
A great network of paved paths and nature trails. Plenty wide for opposing bike/jogger traffic. Lots of trees, but still sunny. Views overlook the Chalco Reservoir. Lots of parking throughout... restrooms just off the paths in the parking lots. Everybody on the trail was very friendly. A little bit of funky air as we passed the nearby sewage lagoon... but not too bad. If you take advantage of both the paved paths and nature trails, you could go forever! Oh, and check out the Natural Resource Center in the park.

Headed out for a chilly jog with Team RWB Omaha!
A nice paved path, plenty wide for opposing traffic. About 3.3 miles around. Very little elevation. The views are pleasant - overlooking Walnut Creek Lake, waterfowl resting en route to a warmer, more southern home. The southern reservoir was frozen and locals were ice fishing... waving as we jogged past. The recreation is in a low-lying area between suburban neighborhoods, with paths connecting it to Papillion-LaVista South High School, and SumTur Amphitheater. Plenty of parking!

This trail is actually The Bellevue Loop Trail, and is part of the Omaha metro area's "Paths of Discovery!"

I rucked an out-and-back (13.1 miles round-trip), south from Haworth Park. I absolutely love that the metro area invested in a path/trail network, but this stretch is deliriously boring. Painfully F.L.A.T. (27 feet of elevation), no benches, nearly zero trees and shade. That said, the views are... pleasant... corn fields, mostly. And you're within an easy line of sight to the Offutt AFB pattern. Bring a friend, music, or audio book!

Great trail, definitely the first 4 miles through the woods.

10 days ago

Hello twins ; )

cost $11 per adult and no running
not a place for trail running.

good trail for running with dogs

good trail for running with dogs

New trail, very nice paved trail all the way around the lake, good for walking, jogging, running, bicycling. You can fish there, small boats, kyake, great for family. Only problem is some people don't pick up after their dogs, but you have that everywhere. Building houses around it.

I absolutely love this trail! I'm from South Carolina and I love to run it when I get out this way.

Two track trail around the side of the lake with a fenced farm field on the other side. A nice place to take a walk. No signs indicated dog must be on the leash. We were there in November and it was isolated so doggy had fun off leash.

Great running trail!

Nice trail!

trail running
2 months ago

~10 miles of pavement with great views of the lake and surroundings!!

birding
2 months ago

Beautiful trail. Can be hard to tell one trail from another. Had 20 species in 4 miles.

A very nice and well kept paved path. 3 miles around the whole thing. Birding wise it's good for field birds and sparrows in the fall/winter. Some migrants through the spring. I've had over 150 species there.

Very nice

Very nice and well kept up. We’ll come back again.

walking
2 months ago

So happy to have this trail so close to home! I walk almost everyday with my dog.

A little rough in parts from being flooded out but all in all a great ride and worth the ride due to some unexpected scenery..

Really not very well maintained from locust street to the platte river. Grass up to waist high in some areas. This area of the trail is supposed to be crushed rock. The rest of it is great.

road biking
3 months ago

Done this as an out and back now 8 times this fall. Best done when wind is not either from the north or south as that makes it a long drag into the wind. Haven't been able to do the full extended trail so far due to the flooding near the river so only managed a 32 mile out and back. Trail gets busy in the city sections at the weekend so this is probably a time to avoid it if biking. The open nature of the trail is fine this time of year as there is not much by way of fallen branches on the trail which could cause punctures.

Nice scenic walking trail. Never seems to be busy which is a pro and a con. A little too quiet at times for me.

This is a quiet trail tucked in the middle of the city. I enjoy taking my dog for a run here year round. The trail is great whenever there is rain, sun, or snow because it's mostly covered by trees. The one issue I have is parking your car there will leave you at risk for a break-in. Thieves love the secluded parking lot on the north side. Consider parking where it's more populated.

hiking
3 months ago

This is my preferred spot to take a short, leisurely hike. It's almost 3 miles from my car back to my car and it's an easy trail. It's well-marked and beautiful in any season. Stay after to see the fish hatch ponds, feed the geese, let the kids play on the revamped play area, climb the natural rock wall, grill or picnic, and visit the old stone stairs. If it's the weekend, you can even get inside the museum. Conveniently located across from the Platte River!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail. Hard to follow at times but beautiful.

Paved trail. Runs north and south. Loop the Camp ground to add another mile. Free bike rentals at the camp grounds. Continue into Kearney and you can ride 24 miles round trip. Beware of the rough wooden bridge at the start and slow down for a sharp right down hill turn at the trailhead on the return trip.

Stretch along N. 144 has lots of road debris and not very safe due to being so close to the road. Other than that, nice trail if you want a paved trail.

Great trail for road running training! I love to go around the back side of the museum but the parks and views in town are fun as well!

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