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Swanson Park

Intermediate
 3.6 (33) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

One of the best trails in the Omaha metro area.


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Map Key

4.8

Miles

7.8

KM

100%

Singletrack

1,119' 341 m

High

1,015' 309 m

Low

320' 98 m

Up

332' 101 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

The Swanson Park trail is the original ride in this area, and it's a very popular one. With lots of climbs, drops and a few technical sections, Swanson Park has a lot to offer for both beginners, intermediate and advanced riders.

This course is used in the Psycowpath Race Series.

Description

The trail starts climbing soon after it leaves the trailhead. It heads to the west side of the park, then goes down a small drop and a short, steep, somewhat technical climb. It then winds around on a forested hillside, before ending up down in a ravine that can be muddy at times.

The trail eventually goes around the Firefighter training area, and goes down from there. Finally, there area series of small hops, and another small climb on the way back to the trailhead.

Contacts

Local Club: Trails Have Our Respect

May 19, 2019: Omaha Gives!

May 19, 2019: Omaha Gives! Countdown Party

May 19, 2019: Omaha Gives! Social

Land Manager: City of Bellevue, NE - Parks

Shared By:

Rob Evans

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 33 votes

#1

in Omaha

#794

Overall
  3.6 from 33 votes
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3 Star
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9%
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#5

in Nebraska

#794

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Photos

Pounding down the stairs.
Apr 10, 2017 near La Vista, NE
Hang time.
May 20, 2013 near La Vista, NE
Expert area with nice ramps and jumps.
Oct 17, 2015 near La Vista, NE
Roller coaster section.
May 20, 2013 near La Vista, NE
Entering the trees.
May 20, 2013 near Papillion, NE
A couple of nice jumps.
Oct 17, 2015 near La Vista, NE

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Apr 2, 2021
Walter Brush
4.8mi
Mar 21, 2021
Keenan Page
Trail condition overall was superb. There are some muddy sections up on the east hill that should be avoided.
Aug 14, 2020
Trevor Starnes
Aug 2, 2020
CJ O'Reilly
Jun 30, 2020
Brandon Wissing
Jun 3, 2020
Victor Baez
Nice loop! Will be back. 3.6mi — 0h 34m
Oct 6, 2018
Jesse Falconsworth
West half underneath tree leaf cover is soiled, might experience some uphill slip. East half is mostly dry. This is after a day of drizzle.
Sep 24, 2018
Kody Ullrich
Left tranquility then came here. Definitely alot more work with less reward. Not too bad overall as you can maintain aconsistent speed throughout. — 1h 00m