Written by Omaha Trails Hits: 11584
Back to the River is a consortium of individuals, organizations including public and non-profit agencies focused on reclaiming the Missouri River Corridor for wildlife, recreation, economic and cultural benefit for its people (http://www.backtotheriver.org/). A portion of this effort is concentrated on developing a Back to the River trail along both sides of the Missouri River.
When complete the northern section of this link will include a panoramic view of the Missouri River valley from the top of North River Road. This segment is scheduled for completion in 2012 and will be the final link to the Boyer Chute trail that leads to the Boyer Chute nature area along the Missouri River in historic Fort Calhoun.
Currently however, the trail terminates at the bottom of the hill at its intersection with Ponca Hills Road. However the ride still provides one of the best views of the Missouri River bluffs that tower over you on the west side of the road near N.P. Dodge Park. The area is dense with trees as well and connects to NP Dodge Park and Hummel Park before heading south down John J. Pershing Drive.
This trail connects to the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.
No current links to other trails. Future link to the Boyer Chute Nature/Wildlife Refuge scheduled for completion in 2011.
Length: 10.8 miles
CLICK HERE for a printable PDF map.
- Pershing Drive carries a good deal of traffic for a 2-lane road
- Ample parking in N.P. Dodge Park or Hummel Park
- Scenic rural feel on a gentle winding path
- Great view of the Mormon Bridge over the Missouri
- Restrooms and water available seasonally at N.P. Dodge Park
- Incredible views of Omaha’s Missouri River valley and the bluffs
- A 2-mile ride on the road north connects you with the Boyer Chute trail
- Activities at N.P. Dodge Park include camping, ball fields, a marina, soccer fields, playgrounds, a pavilion, and access to the Missouri River via boat ramps.
To navigate the map you can click on your left mouse button and drag the map in any direction. You can either use the zoom tool on the upper right corner of the map or the zoom wheel on your mouse to zoom in or out on the map.
If you know of any trail features we should add, please do not hesitate to contact us with suggestions.