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Anonymous on 12/31/2018 7:22:17 PM:
I would like to know how many folks have walked the entire trail and what services are available along the trail. Can a person camp along the trail? How many miles is it between services such as camping, water and food? What about personal safety along the trail. Have there been any incidents, and if so, what kind? Do bikers use bells to alert walkers when they come up behind?

 
Don from Kansas on 12/31/2018 8:02:10 PM:
I too have been considering the Cowboy trail - Hikiby also, following for interested providers/users.

 
J.L. from Lincoln on 12/31/2018 9:04:06 PM:
I posted about my partial walk on 5/31/18. I am a female and walked alone. Never felt any threat or danger. However, I never camped and ended up staying at motels and the bunkhouse. If my feet could have continued I would of had to start camping due to cost and some towns don’t have the hotel option. I would advise calling ahead to make sure restaurants and services are available before going. In the time I was on the trail I never encountered another walker and only two bikers who I saw coming from a long way out.

 
Alex from Lincoln on 1/2/2019 1:41:42 PM:
Greetings! Thanks for your questions. Can a person camp along the trail? Camping is not allowed on the trail right of way. Most of the towns are 8-10 miles a part and offer places to camp in their city parks usually for free or sometimes for a small campsite fee. How many miles is it between services such as camping, water and food? Most of the towns have all these services. Some of the smaller ones don't have grocery stores though. I have been able to find access to water in every town along the trail. Most restaurants or bars are happy to refill water bottles for you. Google maps is your friend! Have there been any incidents, and if so, what kind? Do bikers use bells to alert walkers when they come up behind? None that I've heard about. Every person I've met when riding the trail has been wonderful. This is one of my favorite things about the trail and as JL said - you won't come across other users very often :) Hope you make the trip!