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The Cowboy Trail currently runs 195 miles across northern Nebraska, following the old Chicago & Northwestern rail route from Norfolk in the east to Valentine in the west. The railroad called this the "Cowboy Line."

Eventually the trail could extend through Kilgore and on to Chadron, making it the world's longest rail-trail. However, development of the rest of the trail is not currently underway.
Website changes: We recently updated the look and functionality of BikeCowboyTrail.com. You will still find all the same information, trip planning tools, and forum discussions as before - but we have updated the look, improved the tools, and made the site more interactive. Please contact us if you have any comments, complaints, or suggestions.
Valentine Railroad Bridge in Valetine NE
Crossing the Niobrara River west of Valentine; Source: Jerry Penry, The Valentine Railroad Bridge
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Equestrian use: Horseback riding is allowed on the Cowboy Trail


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