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Oldfather Prairie-Cottonmill Park

Average Rating:    (3.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

This is a grassy prairie with a single track that runs right through the middle. This is pretty hilly ground, and includes some very challenging hills and downhills. The grass is pretty tall in some areas and the trail is pretty narrow. There are some nice technical spots and some pretty nice scenery for Nebraska. It can be ridden in either direction as it is rarely crowded. There are also many shorter trails throughout the park.
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Latitude
40.70618099430854
Longitude
-99.14113998413086
Trail Directions
Travel west on 25th street (Highway 30) through Kearney. About 2 or 3 miles out of town is a turnoff for Cottonmill Park. Turn right (north) and you will reach the entrance to the park. The trailhead is on the northeast side of the park.
Trail Length
3-4 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Kearney
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
May 8, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: brianpalser ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
A Surprisingly difficult trail considering all the steep short hills that are back to back. A fun trail and I did not see any other bikers out there. I quite enjoyed this trail and had to walk a few times. It is mostly flowing singletrack with a few technical areas. Worth the drive for Nebraska.

Recommended Route:
Jump over the fence at the park trailhead. Ride until you are done.



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Review Date
October 25, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: darkmatter ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Well the previous review is not reffering to oldfather prairie which is the trail at the park. Oldfather prairie used to be sweet ten years ago but it has been mellowed out by the park. There is however another trail that connects to the oldfather prairie that isn't a part of the park. A fence must be crossed to get to it but I believe it is reffered to as the Heyden prairie. The local guys there can can show you the way. Stop by by the bike shop in Hogans sporting goods by the mall The bike hut or something like that. They can let you know all about it. It is a pretty technical trail with some short climbs involved. It is the best the are has to offer, but don't go on a hot day, there isn't any cover out there.

Recommended Route:
Start oldfather, but hop the fence first thing. It's easy to pick out, there is a clear trail right on the other side.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Nothing for hundreds of mile. There is a hidden little place called potters pastuer but good luck finding that place.



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Review Date
October 22, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

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Summary:
This concrete path is great for a family or someone out for a lesiurely ride. The difficulty level is negligible and appropriate for any rider. The only hill is at the University, where the trail head is, and that is not a serious problem. I would recommend this as a warm up to more adventurous riders, because there are more challenging trails at the park where the trail ends.



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