144th Street Trail

The 144th Street Trail connects the many residential neighborhoods of western Omaha to popular running spots such as Zorinsky Lake and Wehrspann Lake (part of the Chalco Hills Recreation Area). At nearly 8 miles in length, the concrete multi-use path is an option as part of a long run if you don’t mind a bit of a challenge! Unlike many …

Chalco Hills Recreation Area

A bit off the beaten path, the Chalco Hills Recreation Area offers a more secluded alternative to Zorinsky Lake. The 6-mile loop around the central lake is a concrete multi-use path, but there is also a short woodchip nature trail and cross country loop for those preferring to run on a softer surface. The Recreation Area is very well maintained …

Zorinsky Lake

Zorinsky Lake is the most popular running spot in Omaha, and with good reason! The lake features a multi-use asphalt path that is wide enough for runners, cyclists, and leashed pets to share. ┬áThe lake is split down the middle by 166th Street, creating two loops that combine for a total of approximately 8 miles. The path itself features very …

Big Papio Trail

Stretching nearly 10 miles through Omaha, the Big Papio Trail is a concrete multi-use path that runs through four parks. The parks offer available parking, restrooms, and water fountains, making the trail very convenient for long runs, as it also connects to the Keystone Trail. Some portions of the trail, particularly those running through the parks, are shaded, while others, …

Riverfront Trail

  In hilly Omaha, the Riverfront Trail is an oasis for those looking to get a longer run or ride in on a flat surface. The Riverfront Trail, a concrete multi-use path approximately 10 feet in width, extends 10.8 miles along the Missouri River. The trail has numerous shaded sections along with lengthy unshaded expanses and passes through wetlands, parks, …