Lincoln, NE

Rock Island Trail

Among Lincoln’s 134 miles of trails, the Rock Island Trail is one of the best for running. The paved multi-use path is centrally located, connecting several key Lincoln sites and parks as it heads south of the city for 7 miles. The northern end of the path is just east of the University of Nebraska, and passes through the Lincoln Zoo, Antelope Park, Bishop Heights Park, Peterson Park and provides a connection to Tierra Park. Much of the trail is in parks, and there are connections to additional trails. Key distances and segments, headed north to south:

0.0m:     Start — Trago Park, just east of the University Campus
1.2m       Lincoln Zoo. Connect to Billy Wolff Trail. Also the Woods Park neighborhood
1.7m       A St. Antelope Park
2.3m      South St./Memorial Park
3.4m      Bishop Heights Park
3.9m      Helen Boosalis Trail
4.1m      Tierra Briarhurst Park
5.5.m     S 14th St.
6m         Densmore Park (Additional Trails)

 

Essentials
  • 7 miles (11.2 km) one-way
  • 195 feet (60m) one-way, north to south
  • North End: Trago Park; South End: Densmore Park
  • Numerous access points

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Essentials
  • 7 miles (11.2 km) one-way
  • 195 feet (60m) one-way, north to south
  • North End: Trago Park; South End: Densmore Park
  • Numerous access points