Tranquility Park MTB Trail - Trail, Omaha, Nebraska

Tranquility Park MTB Trail - Trail, Omaha, Nebraska

DESCRIPTION

Tranquility Park MTB Trail is Omaha's newest trail system, with initial work completed in the Summer of 2004. These trails are primarily singletrack though there are also some short sections of doubletrack connectors. A good mix of terrain can be found here, everything from tight, swervy singletrack slalom through pine trees to wide open grassland climbs followed by speed-building swooping descents to backcountry rough and dirty pockmarked tread that will test your technical skills for a few brief moments. There is a good amount of climbing to be had here (by Omaha standards) but this trail should be ridable for all but the very out of shape. There may be a few sections that will put a rider off their bike (either by ejection or dismount) but for the most part it should be 100% ridable for most riders. For info about this trail and latest reported trail conditions please drop by: [url]http://nebraskacycling.org/v-web/bulletin/bb/index.php[/url] Make sure to thank Dale at BikeMasters for this great trail system! Thanks Dale!

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 04, 2015]
xsramo
Weekend Warrior

This trail offers a great assortment of climbing, flowy downhill, and some technical sections. I hope they continue to develop this trail and keep adding new obsticals. The section North of Fort street is really great as well so be sure to check that out.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 14, 2009]
Goodbarsix
Weekend Warrior

This trail can be a great time. The technical areas are few and far in between, but they are worth it. I would like some more technical sections built in, but for now this is a great single track that is easily accessable.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 13, 2008]
Glued
Cross Country Rider

As the trail was in Summer 2007 it was very nice. Nice variety of terrain as was noted in other reviews.

The northern side of the complex is heavily forested, (it's like a tree farm or very dense wind break) it is still quite nicely done and they are adding more trails there. This section is mostly about rhythm and flow and when you get it right, it rocks. Smells good too.

The ravine areas (both north and south sides)are modestly technical and plenty of fun. These sections are cleverly designed and very satisfying.

The remaining downhill section in the prairie area is fun. It builds speed quickly and the two steep drops (that become jumps if you are going fast enough) add more speed. It flows into a high speed turn and finishes up in a right-hander through a stand of trees.

Unfortunately, in late 2007 the trail organization that built and takes care of the trail (T.H.O.R.) did a lot of additions and changes to the hilly and flat prairie areas that aren't really very interesting. The fast downhill from the highest point in the park was narrowly rutted and was not safe to ride very fast, (but if you did, it was fun)

Rather than work out a drainage solution to reduce rutting on the fast downhill section and the long, grinding uphill sections, they just stopped maintaining them.

The long grinder leading to the top of the big downhill has been turned into a set of switchbacks. Probably for erosion control. The old uphill tread is still there but not maitained. Be careful going down hill on the old uphill section, some of the no-longer-maintained sections sometimes have random unmarked hazards, (logs, rocks, water diversion dams, etc) that can be quite a surprise at speed.

The new switchbacks section in the flat open prairie area is just plain dull and pointless. Likewise, the swithcbacks in the SW corner area are mostly snoozers too. Beginners need trails too.

There is one area after the ravine section that has a tight slow turn that would be right at home in a trials course. Just goofy.

They did a heck of a lot of work to add boring trails that they now have to spend precious volunteer time maintaining.

Fortunately most of the boring areas can be bypassed, but UNfortunately some of the more interesting prairie sections are no longer maintained.

All in all, it's worth the trip.

Customer Service

Read the map.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 29, 2008]
fifthcircle
Weekend Warrior

This used to be an ok loop for a quick workout. I think it was about 4 miles, once around. The local trail folks (T.H.O.R.) have rerouted a few sections and it has to be closer to 7 miles now. The original fun stuff at the creek and the pine trees is still mostly the same. The big grass hill that used to be up and then down....is now full of switchbacks and extends down and back up the South side of the hill also. I was huffin' and puffin' after the climbs! It's better than it was last year, so if you have not been yet in 2008, go check it out.

Customer Service

Park in the gravel parking lot on the South side of Fort St. Ride the singletrack heading South and then turning West along the creek. It will then go uphill to the pine trees. You can't really mess up after that....

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 09, 2008]
Myhafh
Weekend Warrior

This is one of the first trails I have taken in Omaha and it was not a disappointment. There is a hillside part that has a few good climbs and there is a second part down by the creek that is semi technical. Definitely a trail I will continue to ride.

Customer Service

Depends what your looking for:

The hillside is fun if you want to do a little more climbing.

If you stay just south of Fort you will be able to do the technical by the creek and ride up in the trees on a smaller hill.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 18, 2007]
M Todd
Weekend Warrior

Not a bad trail for being in West Omaha. There are a few obsticles in the wooded area to manuver. The climbs are ok, but mostly for beginners. Overall, very enjoyable trail to ride on a weekend afternoon.

Customer Service

Park near the soccor fields off of 124th & Fort. When you enter the trail go left if experience (there are some good obsticles) or go right if a beginner (or if you just want to ride the densely wooded area.

Similar Products Used:

Swanson & Lewis and Clark.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 15, 2005]
crager34
Cross Country Rider

Great beginner trail except for a couple tight sections near the creek. For more advanced riders..just ride it hard and fast and you'll be fine. For the location and space... this is a great trail.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 23, 2005]
crager34
Cross Country Rider

This is a beginners trail or a sprint for more skilled riders. It's about 3-4 miles in a well put together loop. Nice place for a quickie...well thought out trail.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jul 07, 2005]
rigtenzin
Cross Country Rider

I rode this trail and was surprised by how much fun it was. I like the twisty stuff in the woods the most. I got a great workout. I live out of town and was visiting the inlaws in Omaha. I brought my old hardtail and figured I'd get to ride on the paved trails around Omaha. I was really happy to find this off-road trail instead. It is real off-road riding, not just some bmx trails in the woods. Thanks to whoever did all the work to build it. You've made Omaha a better place. I'll bring my bike everytime I visit the inlaws and won't dread going there anymore.

Customer Service

I couldn't figure out the loops -- I just rode where ever I liked. Before I go again, I'll print the map someone provided in a previous review of this trail. The map would help make sure I didn't miss any parts of the trail.

Similar Products Used:

I don't like in the area, so I don't know of other trails.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[May 15, 2005]
Cowpunk
Weekend Warrior

Tranquility park is a good place to introduce children and beginners to the joys of mountain biking. They will find a lot of narrow singletrack, with climbs, descents, obstacles, whoopty-doos, jumps, etc. Beginners should be able to handle all of it if they have a fairly decent bike(i.e. one with multiple gears that work) and aren't too out of shape. More experienced riders will find that it is also a good place for a quick workout. After a few rides it gets pretty boring, but still beats the heck out of a trip to the gym(unless you want to meet people). I wish there was at least one exciting downhill along the trail. Also, the hilly section could have a few obstacles to keep things interesting. All of the technical stuff is down along the creek. I hope that doesn't sound too critical. I'm very grateful that there's finally a decent offroad trail in West Omaha. I just hope it continues to evolve.

Customer Service

There is really only one loop here, so you can either do it the "correct" way, or the opposite way. The trail begins at the south-westernmost end of the parking lot, and ends at nearly the same place. If you begin by riding over a bridge, you've started at the end.

Similar Products Used:

Swanson Park(Bellevue), Lewis and Clark Monument(Council Bluffs), Platte River State Park(Louisville).

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
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