Meadowlark Trail

Located in Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge, this 6-mile rural loop trail system accesses a variety of natural settings, including woodland, restored native prairie, and riparian habitats.

Type: Fitness Trail, Nature Trail
Length: 6.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Wildlife Observation
Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge, Ft. Calhoun NE
States: Nebraska
Counties: Washington
Latitude: 44.96194   Longitude: -123.25732

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The Meadowlark (grassland) trail system includes the Oriole (woodland) trail in a loop with several interconnecting shortcuts. The first half mile beginning at the main parking lot is concrete for accessibility. A quarter mile extending from it, and the half-mile Oriole trail, are gravelled. The remainder of the trail system is grass. This trail represents the northern terminus of a much larger and extensive trail system originating in Omaha. The trail accesses outstanding natural resources including woodland, restored native prairie, riparian, and riverine habitats. Future planning intends to connect this system to the nearby community of Ft. Calhoun, an underserved bedroom community of Omaha.

Additional Details

Width: 120 inches.
Primary Surface: Grass or vegetation
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: 998
Elevation High Point: 1,002
Year Designated: 2005

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Central Kansas Conservancy - trail information

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Bryan Schultz
3720 Rivers Way
Ft. Calhoun , NE 68023
(402) 468-4313



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