Lewis and Clark Monument Trail
ElevationAscent: 520' 158 m
Descent: -508' -155 m
High: 1,245' 379 m
Low: 1,016' 310 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)
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“A challenging trail with fast flow, quick drops, and leg burning climbs.”— Phil Niles
Head down the trail and enjoy the trip to the bluff bottom. From here, follow the trail along the tracks to a section of short steep climbs and narrow quick drops.
The trail then climbs up and flies down in loops along the bluff face. At one point you come to a bench placed in memoriam for Tony Naikelis - a trail building pioneer in the area. The bench overlooks Council Bluffs and downtown Omaha in the distance. Take a minute to catch your breath and take in the view.
The last climb will take you out to the trail exit through a long series of tight steep switchbacks. If you have extra energy at the top, hang a hard right back down to the trailhead!
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