SN: 116690 - 2021 / Y1446

Trail goes around Wehrspann Lake along concrete walkways.

Hosted on the Online Start Box (OSB)

what is the event

Chalco Hills

Year Round Walk

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Great views
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Walk any time of year
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where is the event

Gretna, Nebraska

Sarpy County

This event has a physical start box (PSB) as well as being hosted on the Online Start Box (OSB). The address/location to the PSB for mapping services such as Google or Siri is as follows:

Holiday Inn Express, Gretna, NE

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

when is the event

From Fri, Jan 1st, 2021 to Dec 31st, 2021

Start box available: DAWN T0 DUSK

reasons to do the event

Special programs

This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.

Long description

Daily dawn to dusk. Drive (1/3 mile) to walk start. Wehrspann Lake is a 250-acre lake surrounded by 940 acres of trees and grasses. The route goes around Wehrspann Lake in the Chalco Hills Recreation Area on concrete walkways. You will find many of Nebraska's State Flora and Fauna on the trail including: State Flower- Goldenrod, State Tree -Cottonwood Tree, State Bird -Western Meadowlark, State Grass- Little Bluestem, State Mammal - Whitetail Deer, and the State Insect - Honeybee. Look off to the northeast from the east side of the dam and you can spot the Eagles Nest and maybe the two eagles that make it home.

conditions for the event

Distance: 5 & 10km, Rating: 2A

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: Medium

Wheelchairs: Medium


There are numerous shady areas along the trail. Expect windy conditions on the top of the dam. Insect spray is recommended during summer months. Trail is not cleared during winter months.

Awards and fees: IVV Credit Only

how to get to the event

OSB - First register for the event

The detailed location of, and driving directions to, the event starting point are included in the event directions, downloaded from the Online Start Box (OSB). To plan your travels, please use the map on this page. The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods.

This event also has a physical start box. These are the driving directions:

16175 Stevens Point Circle, Gretna, NE. Take Exit 439 Off I-80 and head west toward Gretna. Less than 1/2 mile to Wickersham Blvd (on your left after Kum & Go - Sapp Brothers road on your right). Turn left onto Wickersham Blvd. Go about 1/4 mile to Stevens Point Cir on your right. Turn right onto Stevens Point Cir. to Holiday Inn Express.

PLEASE do not mix and match between the two registration methods. It will confuse you and the club. Choose one, OSB or PSB, to complete the event.

event sponsor

Nebraska Wander Freunde Trailblazers (AVA-0016)

Event website:

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.