Map of the Keystone Trail in Omaha, Nebraska

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Keystone Trail

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Keystone Trail

LENGTH:

16 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Omaha, Bellevue

HIGHLIGHTS:

Central Omaha, natural areas along Little Papillon Creek, residential neighborhoods, local parks, schools, Crossroads Mall

NEARBY TRAILS:

Boulevard Trail

Big Papio Trail

Field Club Trail

West Papio Trail

Bellevue Loop Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Omaha

Council Bluffs, IA

The Keystone Trail is a 16-mile long paved pathway that follows alongside Little Papillon Creek and Big Papillon Creek through the heart of Omaha in Eastern Nebraska. The route extends from Democracy Park on Fort Street to the Kennedy Freeway south of Capehart Road. The trail wanders through the natural areas along the creek and passes numerous local parks, schools, residential neighborhoods, commercial areas and industrial areas. Notable points of interest include the University of Nebraska Omaha Scott Campus and Crossroads Mall.

The Keystone Trail allows a connection to many other recreational trails in the Omaha area, such as the Big Papio Trail, the West Papio Trail and the Bellvue Loop Trail.

Conditions

The Keystone Trail is paved for the entire route. The trail is open for bike riding, running and walking. The route is located away from roadways for the most part, though there are a number of street crossings. There are underpasses for several of the road crossings along the way.

Communities

The Keystone Trail goes past the following communities: Omaha and Bellevue.

Points of Interest

The Keystone Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Democracy Park
Ester Pilster Park
Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands
Westbrook Elementary School
Hillside Little League Ball Fields
Roberts Park
Crossroads Mall
University of Nebraska Omaha Scott Campus
College of St. Mary
CSM Soccer Fields
Stinson Park
Baxter Arena
Grover Little League
Karen Western Elementary School
Karen Park
Al Veys Park
Horsemen's Park
Seymour Smith Park
La Vista Sports Park
Sun Valley Park
Hastings Banner Park
Willow Lake Golf Course
Nearby Trails

Boulevard Trail: the two trails meet at Pacific Street to the east of 72nd Street.

Field Club Trail: the two trails meet to the norht of L Street and east of S. 67th Street.

Big Papio Trail: trail users can connect between the two trails at Q Street to the east of 72nd Street or at Harrison Street near Seymour Smith Park.

West Papio Trail: the two trails meet near S 36th Street and Cedar Island Road in Bellevue.

Bellevue Loop Trail: the two trails meet at the south end of the Keystone Trail at S. 13th Street off of Capehart Road, just east of the Kennedy Freeway in Bellevue. The Bellevue Loop Trail is a paved 9-mile long pathway that wraps back to the north following the Missouri River and stops at Haworth Park in Bellevue.

End Points

The northwest end of the Keystone Trail is located at Democracy Park at Fort Street and Templeton Drive in Omaha.

The southeast end of the trail is located at S. 13th Street off of Capehart Road, just east of the Kennedy Freeway in Bellevue.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Keystone Trail in Omaha, Nebraska.