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Keystone

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

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Latitude
41.30574660653905
Longitude
-96.04788780212402
Trail Directions
Trail starts near 90th and Fort or Boyd st. Omaha NE
Trail Length
50 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Paved Path
City/County
Omaha
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
April 24, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: RogerBB ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I ride this trail frequently, commuting to work and on weekend or evening rides. It's wonderful in that you don't have to cross any traffic. The trail all goes under bridges along the Papio creek. It connects with other trails, such as Big Papio, West Papio and Elmwood Park. It's mostly flat, but that is what makes it nice for cyclists, runners, strollers, rollerbladers, dog walkers etc. The only negative is people who wear headphones and can't hear you when you announce to pass.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Wehrspan Lake, Lake Zorinsky, Boyer Chute, Downtown Omaha...and soon to be built pedestrian bridge to Council Bluffs, expected completion November 2008.



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Review Date
July 4, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: red.cycleworks ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I should be fair and state that I haven't been out on this trail in a year or so due to business taking me all over - yet this is one of the best paved trails in the metro-Omaha area.

The overall length of the trails is significant in the way that you can jump onto the trail and nearly any point and get a good ride in going either way. If you start at the Fort Street location, parking can be tight and especially during peak times.

For the most part, I rode during weekday late-morning/early-afternoon which seemed to be about the best time to go to avoid crowded situations. The trail offers different kinds of environments, winding past some busy parts of the city while taking you through other parts where you can forget that you are in a large city. Generally it is a very peaceful and quiet trail to ride.

Recommended Route:
My recommendation is to start at 90th & Fort (I think the trailhead is at "liberty park" just east of the aforementioned intersection) and ride south. My normal route was from 90th & Fort down to Giles and back which was a relaxing but long-enough workout for myself.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I've only done a portion of the Wabash trail in Iowa which I didn't have my bike with me but the trail would be fun with a bike - although beware of the mosquitos - I got eaten alive.



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Review Date
July 17, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: sdr ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Excellent, paved trail (smooth enough for rollerbladers). You can get more than 50 miles in. Crowded North of Cornhusker, blind areas in town at the bridge underpasses. Mostly just bikers south of Capeheart as you are heading out to the countryside. Put your slicks on if you're on a mtb.

Recommended Route:
Start on Cornhusker, West of 36th. St. Go South for faster, less pedestrian traffic riding.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Wabash Trace, Council Bluffs Iowa.



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Review Date
March 24, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Kronch , from Omaha

Summary:
The Keystone trail is one of the oldest paved exercise trails in the area, and the most poular (read: crowded). Not as wide as many of the newer trails either, so it can be annoying at peak usage times. It's a very level ride, travelling along the Little Papio Creek bed. If you include the Bellevue Loop, it is a 27 mile ride one way. There are only a couple places along the way where beverages are available without getting clear off the trail, so bring your own bottle.

Recommended Route:
Start at the north end, you'll have the wind at your back for the return run.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Papio West, same type of terrain, wider, hooks up with Lake Zorinsky, also a pretty ride, and good for beginners.



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