Steamboat Trace Trail
This scenic, 22-mile abandoned railroad corridor parallels the Missouri River from about six miles south of Nebraska City to just south of Brownville, Nebraska. Visitors will enjoy a variety of experiences including a wealth of different tree and plant species and birds and other wildlife (deer, turkeys, squirrels, rabbits, snakes, raccoons, bobcats, etc.) The trail winds through sandstone bluffs, cuts across open farm fields, and hugs the river in spots. A crushed limestone surface provides an avenue for hikers and bicyclists alike. Open most of the year, for safety reasons, however, the trail is always closed during rifle deer hunting seasons (10 days in November, two weeks in January).
Video: Birds of Nemaha County
Trailheads are located at
Nemaha Natural Resources District