Nebraska March 10, 2018
This Easy Hike Proves That Nebraska Is Home To Unrivaled Beauty
Spring is right around the corner, and it’s time to dust off those hiking boots and hit the trail. Here’s an easy hike to get you started.
The Ed Zorinsky Recreation Area is located at 156th & F Streets in West Omaha.
The lake and park were named after Ed Zorinsky, who was a U.S. Senator representing Nebraska from 1976 to 1987.
Zorinsky Lake covers 255 acres and is a popular spot for fishing and boating.
The lake is full of walleye and bass. The lake is open to non-motorized boats, and is a peaceful place to canoe or kayak.
The loop trail is 7.8 miles long, but it's fairly flat and considered easy for most hikers.
Much of the trail is shaded, which is perfect for summer hiking.
Along the way, you'll have plenty of lake views, and witness some of Nebraska's most scenic natural beauty.
While it can be quite busy on weekends, during the weekday this trail is pretty quiet.
Zorinsky Lake Park is also home to Bauermeister Prairie.
Wildflowers dot the prairie, giving it little sparks of color.
Make sure you have your camera handy, and allow plenty of time to soak in the sights in this pretty park.
This easy hike is perfect for everyone in the family.
It's paved, level and mostly shady (especially on the west side). You can even bring your pup on this hike - just clean up after him.
Oh, and did we mention that the sunsets are spectacular here?
You'll want to stick around long enough to witness the magnificent splendor of a Zorinsky Lake sunset.
Have you hiked around Zorinsky Lake? Give our readers some tips in the comments!
short, easy trail, and it’s one of the sweetest hikes in the state.