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Tranquility Park

Intermediate
 4.3 (65)

Fast flowy singletrack complete with berms, jumps, hops and logs!


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9.0

Miles

14.6

KM

100%

Singletrack

1,165' 355 m

High

1,043' 318 m

Low

487' 148 m

Up

487' 148 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

This is a popular trail. Watch for and be courteous to hikers, runners and walkers.

Overview

Tranquility is the longest and quite possibly most popular trail in Omaha. It is nearly 9 miles of singletrack packed into suburban NW Omaha. It lacks any serious climbing, but makes up for it in speed, distance and unique features.

Need to Know

The main parking lot is shared with soccer fields when in use and can be quite crowded.

Description

The trail begins and ends at the soccer field parking lot. Hit the trail and veer right at the Y in the road. The trail is designed to be ridden counter-clockwise.

Tranquility winds its way up and down and all around two hills and a flat meadow on the north loop. Trail builders also made great use of the creek running through it for mild technical sections of log crossings, jumps, and whoop-de-dos!

It is 80% exposed, but it passes through groves of pine, deciduous trees, and even large shrubbery (no laurels however). The pine sections are so perfectly out of place that the illusion of wilderness is believed beyond a doubt! Up on the south hill trail, builders display their skill and adaptability at building on whatever ends up in their path. Travelers will find trails over what was once piled earth from construction of nearby tennis courts. Were these avoided? Of course NOT! The trail goes right over the top forming a narrow ribbon along the ridge in a series of bronco bucking humps and dips that have thrown many a rider and thrilled all of them!

In the tradition of tranquility, the South hill descent delivers a bermed out jump-riddled pump track of glory! It is short lived but a hell of a good time! It looks to be doubled in size in the coming months.

On the optional, but no less fun, North Loop the trail is flat and as fast or ambling as the traveler desires. If traveling at top speed and flirting with balance and disaster is your thing, be aware that there are surprises along the way in the form of log crossings, jumps with awesome air, and a particular section on the far north side known as "Paul's Revenge".

It dives into a narrow gully and rockets straight up the other side in a near vertical track. If the rider is lacking sufficient momentum (or courage) there is a bail out path to the right. However, a spectacular crash gives just as much bragging rights as a successful cleaning of a section!

Overall, Tranquility is something to experience over and over again. Make it as long or short, fast or slow, perfect or disasterous as you like! You'll keep coming back.

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Shared By:

Phil Niles

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 65 votes

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  4.3 from 65 votes
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Photos

a little open area before dropping back into the trees
Oct 10, 2015 near Bennington, NE
fun little switchbacks where you can dodge the roots
Oct 10, 2015 near Bennington, NE
Evening at Tranquility
May 2, 2013 near Bennington, NE

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Current Trail Conditions

All Clear 71 days ago
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Check-Ins

Aug 29, 2022
C Reese
First Ride
Jul 31, 2022
Cheyenne wolfe
this trail has extra flow and some sendy downhill or roll it.
Dec 13, 2021
Scott Michael
A little bit of snow left, tacky in spots, but perfect with the fat bike. 9.4mi — 1h 20m
Aug 15, 2021
Josh Graham
Went Superman twice. Didn't finish this time our first time
Jul 21, 2021
Christian Kerr
Apr 23, 2021
Josh Forbes
Apr 4, 2021
Logan Carraway
It is the first time doing the full ride as it flows. 6-8 times playing around and riding sections prior trying to learn what went where.Epic ride! — 1h 13m
Mar 11, 2021
Asher Rice
Perfect conditions, watch out for a old Christmas tree on the trail by the east parking lot — 12h 15m