Steamboat Trace

Steamboat Trace

Recreation Tabs

General Info.
Size
22-miles
Location
six miles south of Nebraska City to just south of Brownville, Nebraska

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).

Things You Should Know

  • Horses, ATVs, snowmobiles, and other motorized vehicles are not allowed.
  • No permit is required; however, voluntary donations are accepted and used to maintain and improve the trail.
  • Trailheads are located at Brownville, Peru, and south of Nebraska City near the OPPD power plant.

Video: Birds of Nemaha County

 

LEGAL NOTICE: Nebraska Trail Settlements

Facilities

Trailheads are located at

  • Brownville
    • Parking
    • Camping
    • Restrooms
    • Picnic area
    • Shopping, restaurant, winery nearby
  • Peru
    • Parking
    • Picnic shelter
    • Restrooms
    • Drinking water
    • Tent camping
    • Groceries, bank, cafe nearby
  • south of Nebraska City (near OPPD coal plant)
    • Picnic shelter
    • Parking

 

 

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