Wilderness Trail - Trail, Lincoln, Nebraska

Wilderness Trail - Trail, Lincoln, Nebraska

DESCRIPTION

Very flat, and lots of turns, and really rough from horses

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 03, 2015]
xsramo
Weekend Warrior

Great trail for beginner mountain bikers. The trail is flat with few obstacles in the path, mostly just roots. You can make the trail as hard as you want by choosing how fast you go. It gets pretty awesome when you build some speed and the trail begins to flow nicely Watch for incoming cyclists around the corners though...most people know the trail's direction but I've encountered a few zipping around a blind corner.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 13, 2011]
S-WorksLewis
Cross Country Rider

Definittely for the beginner to never rideen a bike before rider. If you just do the same loop for an hour you could probably be at a mile haha. Very slow easy rolling ride. I suggest you ride the jamaica trail which runs along the trails it is like 15 miles long if u go there and back nice trail.

Customer Service

just ride

Similar Products Used:

branched oak wagontrain

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
[Sep 11, 2009]
bikerfish
Racer

Very flat and twisty loop. You can make this trail as easy or technical as you want depending on how much speed you are willing to carry through it! I'm writing this review because I am finally appreciating Wilderness park for what it is. I haven't run across another trail that has done more for my off-road riding skills than Wilderness. In all fairness, that could be because of it's proximity to me or the frequency of which I ride it, but either way it can do wonders for you if you want to work on your bike handling skills. I'm not suggesting this is a "destination" trail - if you have to drive 30 minutes or more just go to Platte or Lewis & Clark - but if you're in the area you owe it to yourself to learn the benefits of this trail. At <13 mph it's a very ho-hum trail, and it seems it's only redeeming quality is it's not concrete or crushed rock. But kick that speed up to around 20mph and try to hold 15 or better through the corners and you'll learn a whole lot about your bike handling skills!

Customer Service

I usually run at night with lights and I start from the north end ride the biker side all the way to the big bridge, hiker side back. If you're running during the day stay off the hiker side until policy changes. During the late spring, summer, & early fall cover is thick so bring a bell or something because head-ons are not uncommon.

Similar Products Used:

Platte
Lewis & Clark

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 29, 2009]
Anonymous
Weekend Warrior

The bridge North of Pioneer is out. A round trip is something like 22 miles. Mostly flat. I give it a 3 because its about 5 miles from my house.

Customer Service

I recomend starting at Pioneer street and ride south. I think the best section of the trail is between pioneer and the old railroad tracks, they are located south of oldcheney.

Similar Products Used:

Branced Oak is fairly close, and more challenging.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 27, 2007]
Chris V.
Weekend Warrior

Flat and very curvy trail that is challenging when ridden fast with a group of strong riders. A few small jumps and small downed trees may be found, but it is not overly technical.

Customer Service

I have ridden this trail now around 5-10 times. I usually ride the trail with the MWC crew on Tuesday nights. Like others have said before me, this trail is very fun if ridden at a smoking pace. I ride a 34x16 29er and one must spin hard to keep up with the lead group. The park is flat, but there are turns both tight and swooping everywhere. You have to carry alot of momentum and watch your lines when traveling at speed or you will soon be off your bike.

Please note that my ratings are purely based upon riding this trail balls to the wall with a big group seasoned riders. If you ride this trail at a slow pace then you will probably not agree with my ratings.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 18, 2006]
Pistol2Ne
Weekend Warrior

The only reason I am riding this trail onece a month is because it is the ONLY trail in lincoln area that is worth taking my bike too. Today my friend and I went about 3-4 miles north on the trail in very little time I was planning on going out tonight and wanted to only ride a little, I also put in about 2 miles during lunch. We ended up missing our van dorn street (7 miles) turn because none of the trails are marked with where you are. This being my first time riding the entire (a lot) trail I didnt know where to go. It is really really easy. We went 16-18 miles in a n hour and a half. Pedal as hard as you can and don't take the hiking trails they are not as fun as the bike ones. Some of the stuff isnt cut. Highlights of the 17+ mile trip was one log ride, 2 bridges 15-20 10foot downhills and lastly the gays having sex in the woods, no jk. But it is really easy

Customer Service

DOn't get lost

Similar Products Used:

Branched oak, except it sucks too because sand, Go to platte or lewis and clark.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[May 26, 2004]
Anonymous
Cross Country Rider

I would agree with Matt (below). Yeah, wilderness aint that technical and you've got to try real hard to kill yourself, but if you can peddle through all the tight turns, you're gonna have fun. Lots of trails and if you ride out there from downtown its pretty easy to log on 20+ miles without taking the same trail twice. Ratings are all based on speed. If you ain't pushing it out there it ain't gonna be that fun.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 11, 2003]
jim w
Racer

I've been riding this trail for 15 yrs. and it never stops challenging me to see just how fast I can take the next corner. Anyone who dogs on it just can't ride to the limit of their tires traction. Great place to do 50+ mile off-road training. However like all DIRT trails it is not the place to go when its wet, but there is no place in Nebraska to go when its wet. Also this is a very good winter training trail, when you get 1-3 inches of snow and 20 degrees or less nothing could be funner than sliding and slamming through these corners. Two way traffic can be a problem, you just have to pay attention. Run the pervs down.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 06, 2000]
Anonymous

This trail is fast, smooth, and very scenic. Many terrain features to provide the rider with entertaining challenges

Customer Service

There are several trail heads and trails in this area and the network is over 20mi long. Try and find someone who know some different ways in. If your on rough horse trails you haven't found the good stuff yet.

Similar Products Used:

Platte River, Mahoney State Park, Schram State Park, Lewis and Clark, Branched Oak Lake, Ponca State Park.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 09, 2000]
Anonymous

This was a fun ride with a few interesting sections but nothing really challenging. It was very scenic.

Customer Service

Started at the head just north of Old Cheney and went south several miles and returned.

Similar Products Used:

Yellowbanks outside of Norfolk.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
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