A picture of a Fontenelle Forest trail overlayed by the words "Test Your Hiking Gear at the Forest."
Fontenelle Forest and REI are proud to support each other’s mission of motivating all individuals to explore the outdoors and advocate for nature.


Discover the Forest

Fontenelle Forest has two great locations with a combined 2,100 acres and 24 miles of trails, both just minutes from downtown Omaha. Whether you’re an experienced hiker looking for a new adventure, or you’re looking for an opportunity for your whole family to enjoy time exploring the outdoors, we have trails and activities for nature lovers of all ages and abilities!  

ADDRESS: 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N., Bellevue NE 68005
Just a few minutes south of the zoo and downtown Omaha.

Explore 1,500 acres of land and 17 miles of maintained trails at Fontenelle Forest. Walking our trails is an experience unlike any other in the Omaha metro area. Observe wildlife and enjoy scenic views of the Missouri River while strolling Fontenelle Forest’s one-mile, ADA-accessible boardwalk. Or, venture onto dirt trails of varying terrain for a more immersive experience. Enjoy programs and events for all ages.

Restrooms and water fountains are available inside the Nature Center. Open daily, year-round.


ADDRESS: 14323 Edith Marie Avenue, Omaha, NE 68112
Just north of downtown Omaha.

Neale Woods is a 560-acre conservation area featuring seven miles of maintained trails. Home to abundant plants and wildlife, Neale Woods offers a hiking experience that is truly unique to any other in the greater Omaha metro area. In a single afternoon, you can encounter a range of vastly different ecosystems, from deciduous forest to oak savanna, floodplain and prairie.

A composting toilet is available at the trailhead. Open daily, year-round.

See Neale Woods Map


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Your membership or daily admission to Fontenelle Forest supports our mission and the important work we do in conservation, education, research, and recreation. Visit our website or call 402-731-3140 for more information.




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