Pioneer Spirit Trail

Family riding the bike trail

Hastings, along with other communities across the nation, has recognized the need for an intermodal pedestrian transportation network in the city.

The purpose of the Pioneer Spirit Trail is to provide for a pedestrian, bike, and an exercise route between major recreational centers such as Libs Park, Heartwell Park, Lake Hastings, Hastings College, and the Downtown Central Business District.

The trail has been predominantly funded by Federal Funds with local match. As funds are available, extensions will be made in accordance with the trail Master Plan.

Trail Map

Phase 4 Construction Map

Riding the Trail Video

Top 10 Reasons to Bike Instead of Drive:

10. Ultra-cool tan lines!
9. See your town like drivers can't!
8. All those "we miss you" cards from your doctor!
7. Never get stuck in traffic and parking is always great!
6. One less car payment. No registration or insurance fees, either!
5. Find cool free stuff on the side of the road!
4. Cancel your gym membership!
3. Never be late for work again!
2. Help protect the environment!
1. Bicycling is a foundation of youth!

Trail users are asked to follow the rules below

  • Please use the right side of the trail. Save the left side for passing.
  • Please give audible warning when passing other trail users. "Passing on your left!"
  • Please obey all traffic signs.
  • Please show courtesy to all other trail users.
  • Trail is open from 6:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Motorized vehicles are prohibited on the trail.
  • Please ride at safe speeds. Slow to form single-file if trail is congested.
  • Please contact the City of Hastings Parks and Recreation Department at (402) 461-2324 to report all maintenance or safety problems.


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