Omaha, NE

Wabash Trace Trail

Just across the river in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the Wabash Trace Trail is a flat limestone trail that runs over 60 miles all the way to the Missouri border. For runners coming from the Omaha/Council Bluffs side of the trail, the best starting point is the Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park, at the intersection of Wabash Ave and South Omaha Bridge in southeast Council Bluffs. (The easiest way to arrive here from Omaha is Route 80). From the trailhead to Mineola is about 9.6 miles, but feel free to turn around sooner if that’s too long for an out and back. The Wabash is a good option for running on a softer surface, since many of the long bike paths around Omaha are cement.

Essentials
  • 9.6 miles one-way (with shorter and longer options)
  • 449 feet
  • Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park
  • South Omaha Bridge Road