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Buffalo River State Trail

36.4 mi
State: WI
Ballast, Crushed Stone

Cattail State Trail

17.8 mi
State: WI
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Chippewa River State Trail

38.5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Duncan Creek Trail

10.5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Eau Claire Rail-Trail

1 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Junction Trail

3 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Concrete

Old Abe State Trail

28.1 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Red Cedar State Trail

14.5 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Wild Rivers State Trail

104 mi
State: WI
Ballast, Gravel

Wildwood Trail

7.6 mi
State: WI
Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Buffalo River State Trail connects the towns of Fairchild and Mondovi along US 10 in scenic central Wisconsin. Although the rail-trail closely follows the Buffalo River, the winding waterway is...
WI 36.4 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone
The Cattail State Trail runs for nearly 18 miles along an old railroad corridor between the communities of Amery and Almena, passing through the village of Turtle Lake in between. The trail traverses...
WI 17.8 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
The 30.4-mile Chippewa River State Trail kicks off at the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers in downtown Eau Claire’s Phoenix Park, where visitors can access a walking labyrinth,...
WI 38.5 mi Asphalt
Chippewa Falls’ Duncan Creek Trail—also known as the Duncan Creek Parkway Trail—is a scenic loop around the city. While the vast majority of the trail is off-road, some portions are actually signed...
WI 10.5 mi Asphalt
The Eau Claire Rail-Trail is a paved, mile-long route from Roosevelt Elementary School to the High Bridge over the Chippewa River in the city’s northwest neighborhoods. The former railroad bridge,...
WI 1 mi Asphalt
The Junction Trail is a paved hike-and-bike path in Menomonie, Wisconsin. The trail sits in a converted Union Pacific railbed and travels through natural, residential and industrial areas as it heads...
WI 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Old Abe State Trail rolls for 28 miles along a paved surface from Eau Claire to Cornell. A 3-mile gap (which will one day be closed) between Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls splits the trail into...
WI 28.1 mi Asphalt
One of Wisconsin’s earliest rail-trail conversions, the 14.5-mile Red Cedar State Trail is built on the former corridor of the Red Cedar Junction railway, which served Knapp, Stout & Co. in the...
WI 14.5 mi Crushed Stone
The Wild Rivers State Trail runs for 104 miles through Douglas, Washburn and Barron counties in northwest Wisconsin along an old railroad route between Superior and Rice Lake. The surface is compacted...
WI 104 mi Ballast, Gravel
The Wildwood Trail follows a former railroad right-of-way once owned by the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway Company. The trail runs between Woodville and Spring Valley and is open to...
WI 7.6 mi Gravel

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Chippewa River State Trail

Started in Durand

October, 2021 by therealstuspot

We started in Durand and rode north about 10 miles. We were disappointed that we didn’t see the river at all for 7.5 miles and then we were beside it for a mile at most. So that end of the trail is a ways from the river, FYI, but it’s still very pretty. The trail is very smooth asphalt for the first six miles, right up to the junction with the Red Cedar Trail. After that is was rideable but more bumpy. If you do this section, do yourself a favor and take the ten minutes to ride up the Red Cedar Trail about a quarter mile and check out the great trestle ridge that spans the Chippewa River.

Old Abe State Trail

Fantastic

August, 2021 by drprovanch

Great sunshine, lots of greenery providing shade, relatively flat on a smooth surface…. A perfect day and a fantastic ride. I just wish there would have been more views of the water from behind the trees.

Old Abe State Trail

Great for families!

August, 2021 by lekolb

Parked by the beach in Brunet State Park, used the flush toilets, and did the short state park loop before heading onto the Old Abe Trail (about 1.4m). Biked from the 0 to the mile 5 marker, turned around, and enjoyed ice cream in Cornell. Excellent paved trail that was mostly shaded and had very few hills. Our 7 and 9yo kids enjoyed it! Beautiful views of the water on the northern parts of our ride. Will definitely be back.

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Red Cedar State Trail

Beauty along the Red Cedar river.

July, 2021 by mikebob_tl

One of my fav trails!!! Follows the river, through a wildlife area, ends at a cool bridge with a connection to the Chippewa river trail. Total lack of human noise for most of this trail!!!!! It is in great shape Friday.

Old Abe State Trail

Excellent condition outside of town

July, 2021 by tedgrossardt

We rode the section of the trail from the north side of Chippewa Falls up to Cornell. It's a pleasant, tree-lined ride with ample wildflowers to stop and admire this time of year, including one site with Michigan Lillies. Does with fawns are out in the mornings before it gets too warm. The trail follows Wissota Lake and Old Abe Lake on the way north, so some nice water scenery, and an old abandoned steel truss road bridge borders the trail, but is closed even to bicyclists. A similar bridge on the Great Miami Trail north of Dayton has been painted blue and opened to access by cyclists and the general public. With multi-colored art adorning it, it has earned the moniker "Peace Bridge." Just a thought...
The trail in the north sections of Chippewa Falls appears to have been poured in sections with joints in between that are quite rough, despite being filled periodically with tar. Once out in the country, the 'joint design' goes away the the trail is smooth as glass. Racing back to beat a thunderstorm, we were able to peddle as fast as we wanted without worrying about road hazards.
The town of Cornell is a good destination: food choices plus a park with restrooms and water and the giant leaning tower of pulp wood stacking. Quite remarkable to see it looming before you as you come up the trail! A good day can be had on this trail.

Old Abe State Trail

great trail!

July, 2021 by mikebob_tl

Rode from Burnett Island to Chippewa Falls and back. Very smooth trail. There is a downed tree around 190th. I just went to the road for a couple blocks. Spotted alot of wildlife. I liked the trail north of Jim Falls the best.

Old Abe State Trail

Gap in trail filled in

July, 2021 by megaman

You can now ride on the trail all the way from Eau Claire to Cornell.

Red Cedar State Trail

Still a nice trail

July, 2021 by lkoerit01

It’s been 3 years since we had ridden this trail. It’s still a nice trail. Recent rains left a few spots washed out but repairs are in progress. There were very few other people on the trail for a Saturday morning. We did encounter deer on the trail.

Chippewa River State Trail

trail needs major repair

May, 2021 by badgerlover.dm

Biked from Eau Claire to Red Cedar Trail. 1st 10 miles could use maintenance. Minimal effort at upkeep. Only rest room is located in Caryville at mile 12. Nice little store in Caryville for essentials. From Caryville to Meridean trail starts to degrade even more . Beautiful ride but gotta watch the trail. Meridean to Red Cedar is in severe disrepair. If you’re gonna bike In the Eau Claire area, head towards Chippewa on the old Abe trail. Runs all the way to Cornell and a much better trail.

Chippewa River State Trail

Nice trail but could use improvement

April, 2021 by johnekoehler

I rode this trail from Owen Park in Eau Claire south to the 13 mile marker. The trail starts out with very nice views right along the river. There were some areas at the start where there were intersecting trails that could have better signage showing which trail was the main through trail. After the trail turns away from the river at about the 3 mile marker it travels through some very nice scenic countryside. At this point the asphalt quality starts to decline . There are many cracks that run across the trail. It can be distracting from a peaceful ride to have the clunk-clunk every 50 feet. On a fat tire bike it wouldn’t be as noticeable. I only met one other bike on the trail from the 3 mile mark to the 13 mile marker. It may be due to the trail surface quality. Other than the bumps it is a nice scenic ride.

Red Cedar State Trail

Reptile Sightings

April, 2021 by lostwhome

Interesting trail — even possible to canoe down stream & bike back. However, not for you if snakes bother you! Many snakes on trail! Non-venomous, but a definite ick-factor for some.

Chippewa River State Trail

Highlights between Eau Claire and Hwy 85

March, 2021 by ztaylorwell

Traveled 7 miles from Owen Park in Eau Claire south to the Hwy 85 Wayside. Flat and paved well enough to haul our infant in his Burley Bike trailer without too many bumps, not a lot of people once you get outside Eau Claire. A very enjoyable, extremely easy ride. We took our time and completed this 14 mile out and back in about 3 hours. Apart from the beautiful river and woods, highlights for this section include: - Racy’s coffee at Water street is worth stopping at on your way back, around mile marker 1.5 - Mile 3 you’ll cross the river on an old Union Bridge Co bridge and there’s a historical marker at the end about early settlers and trade. - Almost to mile 6 is a historical marker about the town of Porterville. - At mile marker 6 (exactly) you can spot the famous Silver Mine ski jump. Hwy 85 wayside has a historical marker for it but you can’t see it from there.

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