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Great Trip

Wonderful views on this blacktopped route that runs along the Chippewa River from Jim Falls to... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Great Trail to Ride

This was our first time and on the trail. The pavement is in great shape and the scenery is good... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Cedarville, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful views on this blacktopped route that runs along the Chippewa River from Jim Falls to Cornell. Go as fast as you wish, or stop and enjoy the scenery. Enjoy the solitude of northern Wisconsin.

Thank Sg-on-vacation
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This was our first time and on the trail. The pavement is in great shape and the scenery is good. We rode 15 of the 20 miles and enjoyed the entire ride. We started in Brunet Island State Park in Cornell. The park is lovely...More

1  Thank RichG922
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This flat, 100% asphalt trail is in excellent shape (smooth surface with few cracks, no holes, and little debris). The terrain is farmland, forest, and water (Lake Wissota and Old Abe Lake). Mostly you hear just natural sounds, hence peaceful. North of Jim Falls, the...More

Thank AmosRedux
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Our group rode bicycles the 20 some miles from Chippewa Falls to Cornell for lunch and back. This is a really nice, mostly easy paved trail through country and small towns and along river.

1  Thank BikeSummit
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Very well maintained, trail runs slightly uphill out of Chippewa Falls, so you might want to start on that end and coast home.

Thank KennethRMitchell
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We rode from Cornell to the Lake Wissota trailhead. First 5+ miles to Cobban Bridge is through a dense woods with wild flowers and fern along the trail. The second 1/3 of the trail (to Jim Falls) is more open with views of the Chippewa...More

Thank tkcarlson912
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great Wisconsin bike trail. We started in Cornell and first bikes through the Brunet State park. It's a beautiful ride through the park. We then went back to the start of the trail and ended up biking 19 miles. The weather was...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The old abe trail has convenient access from Chippewa Falls, Jim Falls, Cornell, Burnett Island or Lake Wissota State Parks and soon the connections to Eau Claire and Menomonie will be much less scary. The route is an old railroad right of way for most...More

Thank ipaulV6826RX
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I've biked this trail several times over the years. Recently, the trail surface has been resurfaced and you no longer have those pesky holes. Relatively flat, your only battle is going to be the occasional breeze/wind, depending on the day. There is a small parking...More

Thank Ben L
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I bike several times a week on the Old Abe Trail. It is well maintained and very relaxing to spend time on the trails. I also like to walk my dogs on these trails, people are respectful of the environment.

Thank helenbailey833
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