Wabash Trace Nature Trail

The Wabash Trace Nature Trail began as Iowa's longest rail trail.

This 63-mile long crushed limestone trail was built in the late 1980s and early 1990s on a portion of the former Council Bluffs and St. Louis railroad. The trail is a pathway through a serene and unique landscape, often along the base of the Loess Hills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Iowa West Foundation Council Bluffs Trailhead is near the Intersection of Hwy 275 & Hwy 92, where Harry Langdon Blvd (Wabash Ave) and East South Omaha Bridge Road meet, near Lewis Central School and Iowa School for the Deaf. 

The Trail crosses the Iowa Counties of Pottawattamie, Mills, Fremont, and Page.  

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