Wabash Trace Nature Trail


Elevation Gain1,401ft
Trailhead Elevation986ft
Elevation Min/Max986/1242ft
Elevation Start/End986/986ft

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

Wabash Trace Nature Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Pottawattamie County and Mills County, Iowa. It is 22.4 miles long and begins at 986 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 44.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,401 feet. The Trailhead Park parking is near the trailhead. There are also a shelter, restrooms, and drinking water. Along the trail there is parking. This trail connects with the following: Valley View Bike Trail and Wabash Trace Nature Trail.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Lincoln and Omaha (Falcon Guides)
Michael Ream
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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 views across the seemingly endless farm fields. The trail is popular with cyclists and horseback riders as well as hikers." Read more

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Trail Information

Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park
Local Contacts
USGS Council Bluffs South, IA; USGS Mineola, IA
Local Maps

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Dec 2018