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Wabash Trace Nature Trail

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Wabash Trace Nature Trail

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Melanie D wrote a review Jul 2017
Bellevue, Nebraska44 contributions29 helpful votes
We frequently ride on the Wabash trail at least once a week. We normally ride to Mineola and eat at Toby Jack bar and Grill. The trail is beautiful in all seasons. It is about 20 miles round-trip to Mineola. You can ride much further if you would like to. I would recommend this trail to anyone. You can go at your own pace. It is a dollar a person to go on the trail or you can buy a season pass. The trail is kept up well. There are several benches and picnic tables along the way to stop and rest if you need to. It is a beautiful route. There is an air pump at the start of the trail if you need it. There are many trees along the trail. I have seen deers, rabbits, many birds, snakes along the route. It is a great family, couples, single, or group ride. You can also walk or run on the trail. There is a side path for horses also.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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awatson wrote a review Jul 2017
Dallas, Texas439 contributions75 helpful votes
Convinced hubby to do a two day-one night down-and-back ride from Counsel Bluffs to Shenandoah (appx. 40+mi one way). Rented bikes/helmets from Bike Rack in Omaha. Assumed we could do 10 mi/hr...turned out we did about 7 mi/hr, so the trip I thought would take 4 hours took a FULL 6. Although we arrived in Shenandoah barely able to walk (😜), it was a beautiful ride and I would totally do it again!! Much of trail is canopied by trees, providing appreciated shade on a hot day. The corn and soybeans fields are gorgeous to view from the trail. The quaint little towns along the way are quintessential Americana. Every single farm we saw was in good repair and picturesque. Lots of bridges (a few are trestle) over a variety of creeks and rivers provide great vantage points to enjoy the scenery. You will be serenaded the entire ride by an abundant bird population which inhabits the multitude of trees lining the trail. We stayed at Shenandoah Inn&Suites (Shenandoah/separate review), ate at Depot Deli & Lounge (Shenandoah/separate review) and took a break on the return trip in Malvern at the C&M Cafe (separate review). Can't wait to return next time we are in the area!! (One bad note: we left our rental car in the large parking lot at the trailhead in Counsel Bluffs overnight and three windows were shattered by vandals. Pathetic!! Nothing was stolen out of car-thank goodness we didn't leave anything of value in it-but it was shocking to return to 'the scene of the crime'. Maybe it was just a bunch of punks having their idea of fun at our considerable expense...)
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Date of experience: July 2017
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akelleyrdh wrote a review Jun 2017
Avoca, Iowa85 contributions42 helpful votes
Riding your bike on Thursday night for the Taco Ride is a must. It is a great ride and great atmosphere. If you start just south of Lewis Central high school at the trailhead, it will take you about 6 miles until you get to margaritaville. You can stop and meet lots of people (also potty break if needed) then you can head another 4 miles to Mineola where Toby Jack's cater to the bikers with taco night(other choices available) Total it is 20 miles but can be longer if you start at other points. There are several benches to take breaks along the way. Tips: Great for all levels of riders (go at your own pace) bring your lights for safety, pack a light jacket, water (or drink of choice for breaks), money/your id, good attitude and you'll have a blast.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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McFerrid wrote a review Sep 2016
Omaha, Nebraska2,758 contributions678 helpful votes
Nestled in the Loess Hills of south western Iowa, enjoy a round trip 20 mile ride under a canopy of trees and stop in Mineola Iowa for lunch. Start out at the trailhead in Council Bluffs. There's an ice cream shop at the entrance. Thursday's can get a little crazy with about 700 riders going to eat tacos during the summer evening. You can ride much further and some do all the way to the Missouri border. The trailer is in good shape and so are the bridges.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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Melissa N wrote a review Oct 2015
Council Bluffs, Iowa32 contributions7 helpful votes
This is my favorite place to run. The trail is shaded in many areas. Great place to go on your own or with your family.
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Date of experience: September 2015
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