Trails Near Council Bluffs, IA

Bellevue Loop Trail

The Loop trail weaves its way along the levy of the Papillion Creek south of Highway 370 and parallels Highway 73/75. The terrain slopes gently toward the south and is sparsely populated. The adjacent properties are mostly undeveloped agricultural parcels and the scenery is rural in nature.


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  • 8.9 miles
  • Bellevue, NE

Big Papio Trail

This is one of several trails that follow the various tributaries of the Papillion Creek. It currently begins in the middle of a field at Hefflinger Park just south of W. Maple Rd.


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  • 10 miles
  • Omaha, NE

Chalco Hills Trails

Chalco Hills Trails is a 6 mile loop trail located near Omaha, Nebraska that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 6 miles
  • Omaha, NE

David H Murdock Trail

David H Murdock Trail is a point-to-point trail located near Lincoln, Nebraska. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, mountain biking, trail running & walking.


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  • Lincoln, NE

Fontenelle Forest National Recreation Trail

Walking the trails is an experience unlike any other in the Omaha metro area. Fontenelle Nature Association owns and manages 2,000 acres of conservation land and 26 miles of marked trails within Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue and Neale Woods in Omaha.


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  • 1.81 miles
  • Bellevue, NE

Hitchcock Nature Area

Hitchcock Nature Area is a 6.4 mile out and back trail located near Honey Creek, Iowa and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 6.4 miles
  • Honey Creek, IA

Keystone Trail

Open all year 5am-11pm. This 27-mile concrete surface pathway runs between 88th & Fort Streets on the northwest side of Omaha south along the Little Papillion Creek to Cornhusker Highway, connecting to the Bellevue Loop Trail that continues to Haworth Park along the Missouri River.


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  • 27 miles
  • Omaha, NE

Manawa S.P. Trail

There is a lot to do at this extremely underrated State Park. The DNR does a wonderful job of keeping this nice park well kept. If you have a negative opinion from the past it would be a wise choice to go down there on a nice day to check out the improvements they have made all over the area.


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  • 7 miles
  • Council Bluffs, IA

Mopac Trail

MoPac Trail is an out and back trail located near Lincoln, Nebraska. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, mountain biking, trail running & walking.


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  • Lincoln, NE

Mopac Trail (Springfield)

MoPac Trail (Springfield) is a 9.5 mile point-to-point trail located near Springfield, Nebraska and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, road biking, trail running & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 9.5 miles
  • Springfield, NE

Newport Landing Trail

This is a 4-mile paved loop trail around Bennington Lake. It also connects with Prairie View Lake Trail for a longer trek.


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  • 4 miles
  • Bennington, NE

Platte River State Park Trails

Platte River State Park Trails is a 5 mile loop trail located near Louisville, Nebraska that features a river. The trail is rated as difficult offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.


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  • 5 miles
  • Louisville, NE

Riverfront Trail

Riverfront Trail is a 7.8 mile point-to-point trail located near Omaha, Nebraska that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 7.8 miles
  • Omaha, NE

Schwer Park

Located at 702 West Centennial Road, Schwer Park is home to a 7-acre fishing lake and the very popular Splash Pad. A walking trail around the lake, full service restrooms, playground area, and a large pavilion make this park a fun place for all members of the family.


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  • Papillion, NE

Standing Bear Lake Park

Standing Bear Lake, NE, located in northwest Omaha, is named for the Ponca leader Chief Standing Bear, and is operated by the City of Omaha. The day use only facility offers picnicking, no-wake boating, hiking and bicycling trails, nature study opportunities and fishing.


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  • 4 miles
  • Omaha, NE

Tranquility Trail

Tranquility Trail is a 9 mile loop trail located near Omaha, Nebraska and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking, trail running & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 9 miles
  • Omaha, NE

Viking Lake Trail

Viking Lake Trail is a 6.3-mile single-use trail for hiking in the warm months and snowmobiling in the cold months.


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  • 6.3 miles
  • Stanton, IA

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

The trail is a rail-to-trail project located on the old Wabash train line from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Blanchard, Iowa for a total of 63 miles traversing through the rolling hills of Iowa. The trail consists of crushed limestone and concrete. There is a $1 a day user fee.


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  • 63 miles
  • Council Bluffs, IA

Walnut Creek Lake

Walnut Creek Lake is part of the Papio Missouri River Natural Resources District, and is a worthwhile location for a walk, a bike ride, fishing, RV camping, or a picnic.


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  • 3 miles
  • Papillion, NE

Walnut Grove Park Trail

Walnut Grove is a small park near South 153rd and Q Streets. The 1 mile loop trail connects to both the Zorinsky Lake Trail and the Q Street bike path.


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  • 1 miles
  • Omaha, NE

West Papio Trail - North

A paved 7.7-mile path through West Omaha, from near 168th & W Maple Road, along the West Papio Creek, to south of 156th & W Center Road, connecting via a neighborhood trail to the 7 mile trail around Ed Zorinsky Lake.


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  • 7.7 miles
  • Omaha, NE

West Papio Trail - South

West Papio Trail - South is a 7 mile point-to-point trail located near Bellevue, Nebraska that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for road biking, trail running & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 7 miles
  • Bellevue, NE

Wilderness Park Trails

Wilderness Park Trails is an out and back trail located near Lincoln, Nebraska that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • Lincoln, NE

Zorinsky Park Trail

Zorinsky Park Trail is a 8 mile loop trail located near Omaha, Nebraska. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 8 miles
  • Omaha, NE


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