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Swanson Park

Average Rating:    (4.23 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 31

great beginner-intermedate trails about 5 miles of tight single track. Not a lot of elevation (nebraska) but plenty of up and downs. watch out for the narrow bridges!
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Latitude
41.16222702020269
Longitude
-95.96051216125488
Trail Directions
From 1-80 go south on Highway 75 (kennedy)toward bellevue go all the way to the Cornhusker (go big red) Highway. Exit going west on cornhusker you will pass a bif Menards Lumber yard on the left and then th e25th street intersection (a light) the park is about a mile or so west of 25th streer on cornhusker. Look close the turn can be easy to miss. if you get to the next light 36th street you need to turn around.
Trail Length
5+miles loop
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Bellevue/Ohama
   


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Review Date
August 14, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ibdrown ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This 4 mile trail flows very well, forwards or backwards. I ride here multiple times per week for training. Not too technical, or physically demanding; it still contains enough of the basic components for a really good ride if you are pushing yourself. Technical aspects you will encounter are mostly roots with a few log crossings, bridges, and tight switchbacks. Bailouts are available for the more technical obstacles.

Watch for glass in the upper meadow area of the trail. This area used to be a landfill and a few items tend to work their way to the surface.

Recommended Route:
T.H.O.R. has built new entrance and exit trails. The trailhead sign is at the east end of the parking lot. trail entrance is to the right and up the hill about 15 yards. Stay on the well worn path and follow the signs that are available. If a trail looks somewhat unused, it's probably a shortcut. The first intermediate portion of the trail is a detour into a ravine, hold left (uphill) as you exit, otherwise you will miss about a mile of the trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Jewell, Platte River State Park



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Review Date
August 13, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: S-WorksLewis ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is awesome very technical and rolling. Has alot of rooty climbs with switchbacks at the top. Very fast ups and downs with a few large gullies. One easy rock garden you can pretty much jump haha. 2 decent sized drop-offs and a few bridges.

Recommended Route:
start by the park at the top of the hill

Other recommended trails in the same area:
jewell and tranquility



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Review Date
July 29, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: A-Hol ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Excellent trail w/lots to offer new and seasoned riders. Singletrack w/very little climbing. Quick swithch backs. Loved this trail! If you ride it fast, it take some real good bike handling skills to keep you wheels down. If you ride it slow, it's not all that difficult.

Recommended Route:
Follow the THOR signs.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Jewell Park



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Review Date
April 24, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: RogerBB ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is fun, a little bit of everything. Look out for many exposed tree roots. Also in the upper part of the trail, which used to be a landfill, there is metal sticking out. Must be careful not to slash your leg. Also a few parts could send you going over a cliff if you have too much speed and lose control. Great scenic path, mostly in trees which can shield the hot winter sun and strong winds.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Jewel Park, Tranquility, Lake Manawa, Branched Oak Lake



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Review Date
September 27, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Matttrailrat ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great for training, practice by doing laps and recording times. This trail has al little of everything and flows well.

Recommended Route:
When you enter the trail go right at the first intersection in the woods. After that you might need some help. To many options to describe but once you know the route it is a blast.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Jewel Park



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