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The MoPac Trail is a rail trail in Nebraska. It is a bicycling, equestrian and walking trail built on an abandoned Missouri Pacific Railroad corridor which runs for 26 miles (42 km) from Lincoln, Nebraska to Wabash, Nebraska.



The corridor that is now the MoPac Trail was part of the Missouri Pacific Railroad's Omaha Belt Line until in 1984. The four-mile (6 km) portion of the MoPac Trail within the Lincoln city limits was purchased by the city in 1989. Two years later, an additional 22 miles (36 km) of former MP railway corridor was purchased by the Nebraska Trails Foundation and the Great Plains Trail Network; this portion of the trail is commonly referred to as the MoPac East Trail. The deed to this land was then transferred to the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District. The MoPac East section opened in 1994, and is part of the national American Discovery Trail network.

There are planned western and eastern extensions of the MoPac Trail. To the west, an extension will be built to connect it with other trails in the vicinity of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. To the east, the MoPac will be connected with a trail extending south and west of Omaha. This planned extension will cross over the Platte River near South Bend, Nebraska.

Trail guide

Communities along the MoPac Trail currently are (from west to east):

The west trailhead of the MoPac East section is located two blocks south of 84th and O Street in Lincoln. The westernmost four miles (6 km) of the trail are paved; the remainder is crushed limestone.

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