Welcome to Elkhorn Valley Trails Network

The Elkhorn Valley Trails Network is a non-profit organization formed by interested citizens to support trails in Northeast Nebraska. These trails might be used by walkers, runners, bike riders, horseback riders, rollerbladers, or cross-country skiers, depending upon the trail's location and surface. We look forward to seeing the Cowboy Trail connected from Ta-Ha-Zouka Park to a system of trails throughout Norfolk. We want to be of help to all communities in our corner of the state in development of trails, including our state parks and recreation areas.

We have been in existence since June of 1999. We have developed by laws and have officers as well as a board of directors. Our group is a member of the Nebraska Trails Council. We have been involved in parades, Trails Day activities, rides and hikes on the Cowboy Trail, and promotion of Norfolk's city-wide trail plan. EVTN planned and hosted the 2001 Nebraska Trails Conference. At the 2003 Conference in Omaha, they were recipients of the Niobrara Award, given to recognize outstanding contributions to local trail development.

We feel that trails provide a safe place for people of all ages to exercise, enjoy nature, and get from place to place. They make our communities more attractive, desirable places to live and enhance our quality of life. They can also have an economic impact as visitors come to enjoy them, staying at our hotels, eating at our restaurants and shopping at our stores. This, in turn, provides jobs for our citizens. Trails can help to attract new employees and professionals to our area, as well as encourage our own young people and retirees to stay.

We hope that you share our vision!

The Board of Directors of EVTN currently meets on the second Tuesday of each month. A general membership meeting is held each May to elect officers.

Become a Member
New T-shirt Design Unveil
June 4, 2014
at Ta-Ha-Zouka Trailhead

National Trails Day


7 Cities Century Bike Ride
August 9-10, 2014

7 Cities Century
A benefit for cycling and trails

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