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Steamboat Trace Trail

Brownville, Nebraska; Nemaha County

Steamboat Trace is a 22-mile long hiking and biking trail running from just south of Nebraska City to Brownville. It follows an abandoned railroad corridor along the Missouri River. The Nemaha Natural Resources District (NRD) acquired the trail through a Rails to Trails Grant and officially opened it for recreational use in October 1998. The trail winds through sandstone bluffs, cuts across open farm fields, and hugs the Missouri River in spots. Just south of the trailhead in Peru visitors will find unique sandstone bluffs with intricate carvings created by Roland Sherman.

Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) offer numerous opportunities to enjoy and appreciate our natural world. Many of the NRDs build and operate public recreation areas available to all who wish to view wildlife, fish and hunt, take nature walks, use bike trails or participate in other outdoor activities. NRD recreation facilities are built and operated to meet multipurpose needs – combining recreation with flood control, wildlife habitat enhancement, soil erosion and sediment control, or wetland renovation along our rivers and streams to protect lives, property and the future. So, whether you are a visitor to Nebraska or a resident of our beautiful state, get out and enjoy one of the numerous NRD recreation areas.








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