Cowboy State Recreation Trail

Cowboy State Recreation Trail


Location:From Norfolk to Chadron, parallel to US 275 and US 20.
Facilities:Finished trail segments include a 34-mile section between Norfolk and Nehigh, 8 miles between Inman and O'Neill, 4 miles through Valentine toward the east, and through the towns of Long Pine and Ainsworth.
Activities:Hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, cross-country skiing.
Special Features:On the historic route of Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, the Cowboy State Recreation Trail will lead through most of the length of Nebraska, making it the longest rails-to-trails conversion in the U.S. Along its route, the trail will eventually pass over 221 bridges and through 29 communities.
Address:c/o District III Office
2201 N 13th St
Norfolk, NE 68701

Phone:402-370-3374
Web: www.ngpc.state.ne.us/infoeduc/cowboy.html
Size: 321 linear miles when finished; 3,893 acres.

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