Distance: 6 miles
Route Type: Trail
Surface Type: Asphalt
Cities on Route: Council Bluffs
Following the city’s industrial core along US 275 in Council Bluffs, the Lake Manawa Trail links Manawa State Park on its journey around the lake. The eastern trail head begins at the Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park along with the Wabash Trace Nature Trail and the Valley View Trail.
Lake Manawa State Park features a net work of well maintained mountain bike trails, fishing and swimming areas as well as a picnic and camping area with views of Omaha, located just across the Missouri River. Follow the paved trail in a westerly direction around Lake Manawa, crossing a short bridge spanning Indian Creek. The trail then curves north to circle back around to US 275, where riders can connect directly to the Veterans Memorial Trail and the Indian Creek Trail.