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nice trail that goes by some large shallow waterways. full of birds with some small wooden buildings for viewing.

one of my favorite hikes in nebraska. decent elevation gains when trying to prepare for harder hikes abroad. lots of mosquitos in the summer months. i made a video hiking this trail a few years ago to preview it. check it out here https://youtu.be/cWs-EiGKvys

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!

17 days ago

Hello twins ; )

Hiked the loop with my 5 and 3 year old. Great views!

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

I'm always challenged here be it in fall, winter, summer and spring.

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.

First hike this morning. Invigorating feeling!

My favorite trail at the Monument. Been hiking it for over 50 years. Their has been a lot of changes during that time. In my youth we ran/jogged up and back. Now I choose to walk one way or the other but not both ways the same day.

Great little trail on top of Scottsbluff National Monument. Great views of surrounding bluffs and the surrounding area. Great flowers and plants depending on time of year. I try to make it there whenever we visit family in the area.

Good hike. Nice wide trail. Sign at trailhead says no pets.

scenic driving
2 months ago

a lot easier to come from the south than the north, directions were suspect. but we made it, few bucks a person. just a view of the plains in the distance, not much elevation change. few buffalo herds way in the distance.

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.

Nice trail!

trail running
2 months ago

Love the sign at the entrance that says “Bikes Only.” I’ve been running on this trail long before any mountain biker thought about biking there. Got to admit the trails were improved by the bikers but don’t know why they feel the need to exclude pedestrians. Off the soapbox. This is a great place to get out of the wind and traffic. Can get close to 5 miles out of this route if you follow the signs. Good workout with lots of up and down but hills not so steep but tough enough to make you feel like you’re working. Lots of tree roots so watch your step.

trail running
2 months ago

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

bird watching
2 months ago

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

In the fall, the terrain was fairly technical, as there were a lot of fallen branches and the roots were covered by leaves. I ran this loop clockwise then counter clockwise. There are a couple very steep hills. The two loops took me about an hour at a 12 min/mile pace and I totalled about 1000 ft of elevation gain. Wasn't buggy at all in October. Will definitely be back!

Easy flat trail! Turkey white tail etc...good to get out of Omaha. !!!!

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.

3 months ago

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.

I disagree about the trail being easy as well. There are a lot more trails in here than the 2.7 mile loop mentioned. I've been hiking Neale Woods for over a decade and it remains one of my favorite spots. It's quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. There are numerous trails ranging from easy to difficult. You can get a trail map (of which there have been changes over the past year) by following this link: http://fontenelle.flywheelsites.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/NWTrailMap.pdf

3 months ago

Stretch your legs and enjoy the view.

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.

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