Best Easy Day Hikes Lincoln and Omaha  by Michael Ream

Best Easy Day Hikes: Lincoln and Omaha Guide Book

by Michael Ream (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Lincoln and Omaha  by Michael Ream
Best Easy Day Hikes Lincoln and Omaha includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow hikes in and around Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska. Discover an abundance of natural beauty on pleasant urban strolls and countryside trails that wind through forested landscapes, including bluffs near the Missouri River with striking views of both farm fields and the Loess Hills.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Lincoln and Omaha" Guide Book
Displaying trails 19 of 19.

Displaying trails 1 to 19 of 19.

Similar to the Keystone Trail, in that the path perches high above a creek, which it follows for the length of the hike, this trail is located even farther out in the vast suburban belt of west Omaha. ...
Boys Town, NE - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
This is a good, fairly short hike, and especially convenient if visiting the Folsom Children’s Zoo, whose entrance is just steps from the trail. A small botanical garden is also located at the start o ...
Lincoln, NE - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
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You won’t see any bison on this hike, which follows a path that winds through what was once a vast expanse of prairie, home not only to bison but also meadowlarks, snakes, gophers, and other wildlife. ...
Lincoln, NE - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
This hike can be a bit tricky: It follows several twists and turns as it runs along a creek, then moves to city streets and finally into a large city park. But it’s a great tour of the heart of midtow ...
Ralston, NE - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
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Named for a historic residential neighborhood along the north section of the trail, this hike begins not too far from the site of Omaha’s once-sprawling Union Stockyards. The path passes a golf course ...
Omaha, NE - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
This hike is a combination of four short trails at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in the town of Bellevue, south of Omaha. While relatively short in distance, it is one of the more rugged hikes i ...
Bellevue, NE - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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This trail winds through an overgrown patch of floodplain forest, past some massive oak trees and a lush carpet of foliage. Fort Atkinson State Historical Park, on the bluff above the trail, includes ...
Fort Calhoun, NE - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 1
This hike is a challenge: It begins in the muck of the Missouri River bottoms and climbs a steep ascent through thick forest before plunging back down to earth. Those who take this hike will be rewa ...
Barada, NE - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.8
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With an opportunity to find wild nature just a stone’s throw from the heart of the city, this hike meanders along the edges of Wilderness Park, a sylvan idyll just outside the Lincoln city limits. The ...
Lincoln, NE - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
A sylvan break from bustling west Omaha, the Keystone Trail takes in views of ducks, which emerge from Little Papillion Creek alongside the trail, and robins, which sing in the trees lining the path. ...
Irvington, NE - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
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A perfect country stroll, the MoPac East Trail extends for some 20-plus miles into the countryside east of Lincoln. This hike, an easy walk along a well laid out trail, covers the first few miles, fro ...
Lincoln, NE - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5.4
The MoPac Trail is a classic “urban trail.” Curious dogs come to backyard fences while cyclists and local families make good use of the paved path through the heart of Lincoln. (It can get downright c ...
Lincoln, NE - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.6
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A combination urban/rural trail, with long straight stretches passing through residential neighborhoods in an outer part of Lincoln before heading into open countryside, the Murdock Trail has a wide e ...
Lincoln, NE - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
If you’re looking for a break from the more urban hikes in this book, this remote, rural trail is it. Less than an hour’s drive from Lincoln and just slightly over an hour from Omaha, the crushed lime ...
Valparaiso, NE - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 4.9
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This hike begins from the same starting spot as the hike along the Billy Wolff Trail, by the city zoo, but runs through much more bucolic scenery. (Hike both it and the Billy Wolff hike if you want a ...
Lincoln, NE - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
Also known as the Salt Valley Levee Trail, this trail begins on the western edge of Lincoln, right by the trailheads for the Bison Trail and Jamaica North Trail. This hike never strays far from Linc ...
Lincoln, NE - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.1
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Located in a modest state recreation area on the site of a former fish hatchery, this is a spot where Nebraskans have been coming for country outings for more than one hundred years. The hike climbs ...
South Bend, NE - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
The Steamboat Trace roughly follows an old railroad corridor through the bottomlands just west of the Missouri River. This hike starts at the north end of the trail, near the old river town of Nebrask ...
Nebraska City, NE - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
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Located just across the Missouri River from Omaha in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the Wabash Trace follows the old Council Bluffs–St. Louis rail line. This longer and more challenging hike gives some good vi ...
Council Bluffs, NE - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 8.2
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