Carl from OMAHA on 6/19/2022 9:45:43 PM:
Thursday Jun 16, 2022 I rode the trail from Valentine to Ainsworth on my mountain / commuter conversion bike. I was pleasantly surprised at the condition of the trail. It was firm and lightly gravel covered. The edges had been mowed in most places.
This trail is not getting enough traffic. I encountered 1 rider in the 47 miles I was on the trail. I saw bike tracks, but none that were fresh.
The part of the trail that leaves the highway 20 path was my favorite part. There was nothing to hear but the birds. This area has a lot of sub irrigated meadow land where deer, turkeys, ducks, prairie chickens, and songbirds abound.
If you want to explore the sandhills of Nebraska this is the trail for you.
I plan to ride the rest of the trail from Ainsworth to Norfolk in stages over the next few months.
I hope to see you there.....