Trails

Council Bluffs is home to a robust trail system with more than 40 miles of recreational trails used by walkers, runners, and cyclists. Trails wind from the east side of Council Bluffs all the way to River's Edge Park and connect to the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge. Download the trail map for details. 

Metro Area Trail Map
Master Trail Plan

NOTICE: FEB. 27

Several trails are closed due to excessive snow and ice. Trails closed are from:

  • 14th Ave along Indian Creek South to Manawa along Veterans Memorial Hwy 
  • From the South Omaha Bridge to East Manawa Drive 
  • From Indian Creek/Manawa Bridge East and North around Manawa Park extending to the Wabash Trace 
  • From Recreation Complex North along the river to the pedestrian bridge trail 
  • From 15th street around Big Lake 
  • From 8th Street and 13th Ave to Casey's Parking on 23rd Ave

Mountain Biking Trails
THOR maintains the mountain bike trail at Lewis and Clark Monument and Scenic Overlook Trails Have Our Respect (THOR) 

AVOID USING THE COUNCIL BLUFFS RECREATION COMPLEX AS A TRAILHEAD 
The Council Bluffs Recreation Complex, located at 2900 Richard Downing Avenue, adjoins the Council Bluffs Trails system. For security reasons, the Complex’s parking lots are locked when games are not underway. Trail users who park at the Complex run the risk of returning to find their car locked in.


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