Tranquility Park MTB Trail is Omaha’s first approved off road trail system in the city limits. These trails are primarily singletrack though there are also some short sections of doubletrack connectors. A good mix of terrain can be found here – everything from tight switchbacks through pine trees, to wide open grassland climbs, followed by speed-building swooping descents.
Loop is approximately 9 miles. Level: easy to moderate.
Tranquility Park mtb trail skirts along the bluffs of the Big Papillion Creek and bottom lands. The trail winds along drainage, through evergreen and deciduous trees, over grasslands and around wetlands. The trail passes by a hub of activity centers like the Moylan Iceplex, Koch Tennis Complex, Tranquility soccer fields, and Kelly Softball Complex. A portable restroom is seasonally available in the soccer field parking lot at 124th & Fort Street. No running water is available.
From I-680, take Fort Street Exit. Go west on Fort St. about two miles to the soccer field entrance located on the south side of Fort at 124th. Park in the back of the first gravel parking lot nearest the farm house.
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Forth Street South Entrance @ Fort St. soccer fields: 124th & Fort St, enter trails at kiosk on south side of parking lot. Head straight south past the kiosk.
Fort Street North Entrance @ Kelly Softball Complex: 124th and Fort St. enter at trailhead in the far northeast parking lot of the Kelly Softball Complex. This trailhead provides access to the flat trails for users wanting a flat, easy trail. Most technical trail sections here have a bypass available. For a one mile option take the Big Papio Creek loop down to the Fort St. bridge and back along the creek. Add the wetlands doubletrack loop to the north and the west treeline loop for a 2.5 mile loop total.
West Maple Road Entrance: From W. Maple St. and 124th St. go north to the Moylan Iceplex parking lot and park in the NW corner (upper parking level, all the way to the end). Walk up the embankment and follow the trail northwest through the prairie section of the trail.
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GPS map below by Phil Niles: