Lincoln, NE

Pioneers Park & Bison Trail

CC 2.0: Maggie Osterberg

Pioneers Park, located in southwest Lincoln, is a terrific spot for a run. The 600-acre park is the city’s oldest park, and features numerous trails and paths on mainly open, rolling plains, with some wooded sections. The locus point of the trails is the Pioneers Park Nature Center, which has 3-4 miles of scenic trails featuring a good variety of terrain: farm fields & buildings, prairie, wetlands, and some shaded wood sections. The park itself has numerous fields, a hiker biker trail, and other facilities. Note: The Nature Center trails have set opening hours.

In addition to the park’s paths, the Bison Trail multi-use trail terminates ion Pioneers Park and heads east for 3.5 miles to Wilderness Park. There, you can connect with the 17 miles of trails in Wilderness Park, the Jamaica North multi-use trail, and the Salt Creek Levee Trail.

Essentials
  • Numerous paths in park. Bison Trail starts in park and goes for 3.5 miles east to Wilderness Park
  • Fairly flat
  • Parking at Pioneers Park. The Nature Center is at the western end of the park, off Park Rd.

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Essentials
  • Numerous paths in park. Bison Trail starts in park and goes for 3.5 miles east to Wilderness Park
  • Fairly flat
  • Parking at Pioneers Park. The Nature Center is at the western end of the park, off Park Rd.