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Red Cedar State Trail

Menomonie, WI
+1 888-523-3866
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Drippy cliffs, river views and a great beach

This is a really fun ride on a crushed limestone rails to trail. The Northern section lies at the... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Bike or Walk Along the River

The trail runs parallel to the Red Cedar River. It is good for biking, hiking, or running. The... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Amery, Wisconsin
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Menomonie, WI
Menomonie, WI
+1 888-523-3866
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

This is a really fun ride on a crushed limestone rails to trail. The Northern section lies at the base of weeping cliffs along the river. Stop in at the tavern near the half way point for a cold one and to check out the...More

Thank BigMitch036
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The trail runs parallel to the Red Cedar River. It is good for biking, hiking, or running. The trail is scenic, and there are places to stop and rest along the way. This trail connects to other trails. There is a fee to bike it,...More

Thank GrandmaVicki2014
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Access point for this path was easy to find, just a few blocks from town & college campus. We walked out a couple miles, enjoyed quiet, clean, level and wide path, with views of the river and ravine walls. Next time we will bring bikes...More

Thank 953fayee
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Bike, walk or run this trail; you won't be disappointed; I've done it countless times! The trail is hard packed and I've ridden it with both a hybrid and a recumbent bike. I've XC skied it as well when snow conditions were right (especially scenic)....More

Thank TravelwCJ
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We did not complete this trail but I'm writing to suggest it as a fine way to escape the hotel and fast food strip off of I-94. We approached the trail from Oak Avenue for a summer morning walk to Lake Menomin. We grabbed coffee...More

Thank SurfStrider
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We off the highway near Memonomie looking for a place to stretch our legs and use a restroom. What a gem we found at the Red Cedar State Trail! If only we'd had more time to hike!

Thank AquatenniiaT
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We walked for awhile on this trail after dinner one evening. Absolutely beautiful and a really nice surface on the trail. We want to come back and ride the trail, especially in the fall!

Thank CaptTrouble
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I've been using this trail for many years. I love how it stays so close to the river. The surroundings are just beautiful. There are places to stop along the way. Having a lot of shade is nice to in warm weather.

Thank Becky B
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We biked from Menomonie to Downsville and ate lunch at a little bar. Round trip 15 miles. Next time we will start at Downsville-you can register there at an honesty box and bike to Chippewa River for the other 1/2 of this trail. Highly recommend....More

1  Thank JLStoner
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We didn't have our bikes with us on this trip so decided to explore a bit on foot starting at the old railroad bridge below the dam in Menomonie. The trail is well cared for and maintained (a couple rough patches here and there but...More

1  Thank KentBH
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Penny D
26 April 2017|
Response from Jeffery P | Reviewed this property |
The Red Cedar Trail Office is in Menomonie, where Highway 29 crosses the trail. Their telephone number is: 715-232-1242. They are open Monday through Friday. This is the only place that could be called a "lost and found... More
14 September 2016|
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Response from Nancy M | Reviewed this property |
Simple Sports 400 Main St E Menomonie, WI 54751 Phone number (715) 233-3493