Omaha: Hidden Lake

Only 8 miles from downtown, this diverse 3.4-mile loop curves gently around a pair of crystal-clear lakes (bring binocs to watch waterfowl) to an old trading post.
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Only 8 miles from downtown, this diverse 3.4-mile loop curves gently around a pair of crystal-clear lakes (bring binocs to watch waterfowl) to an old trading post.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 5.5

Waypoints

002

Location: 41.1742095947266, -95.890266418457

L onto Gifford Memorial Boardwalk Trail

003

Location: 41.1730690002441, -95.8850402832031

L onto Hidden Lake Trail; blind overlooks knife-shaped lake

005

Location: 41.1741981506348, -95.8778610229492

Keep straight; trail leaves shoreline

006

Location: 41.1684799194336, -95.8782119750976

Bear E; trek N side of pencil-thin lake

007

Location: 41.1615982055664, -95.8872375488281

Caution: RR crossing

008

Location: 41.1609230041504, -95.8877182006836

R onto History Trail

009

Location: 41.1634101867676, -95.8886032104492

Remains of frontier trading post, circa 1820

010

Location: 41.1643981933594, -95.8920364379883

R onto Prairie Trail

011

Location: 41.1699829101562, -95.8911361694336

Mormon Hollow trailhead on L

012

Location: 41.1722297668457, -95.8909606933594

R onto Round Trail; end loop @ learning center

001

Location: 41.1748352050781, -95.890251159668

Head S on boardwalk from Wetlands Learning Center

004

Location: 41.1748580932617, -95.8775329589844

Footbridge: Look for waterfowl in alcove