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Address: Chippewa Falls, WI
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Great spring day trip

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... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mary H
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Viroqua
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Viroqua
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86 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 perfect and the trail is great. Most of the trail was along the Chippewa River... More 

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Thank Mary H
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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 of the route so grades are very mild, the entire length is well surfaced and... More 

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Altoona, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 area near St. Joseph's Hospital, across Hwy 178 in Chippewa Falls. This is a good... More 

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Thank Ben L
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Thank helenbailey833
Waterford, Wisconsin
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215 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Started trail in Jim Falls. Going north on the trail more remote, LOTS of trees. Going south Trees on one side , farms on the other side, LOTS of different birds make it interesting. Smooth and flat , an easy ride.

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Thank Gardenlover31
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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104 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

While staying at a B&B nearby we were able to take advantage of walking a part of this trail. It is all asphalted and fairly flat. The scenery was beautiful and I would have loved to have had a bike along to have explored the entire trail.

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Thank Jim and Delmy G
East Peoria, Illinois
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61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a short ride north from the Anson trailhead. Beautiful lakes along the way. Very flat trail with a nice smooth paved surface. Wish we had more time to explore more.

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Thank ShelleyBeanie
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Very good paved trail on an old rail grade. Takes you through farm fields and woods with spectacular views along the Chippewa River. An easy trail to bike for beginners and folks of all ages. The best time is in fall with the leaf colors.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

The trail is very nicely maintained. Good parking at the intersection of S and O just north of Chippewa Falls. The trail is very flat and has wonderful views. I suggest stopping at Dylan's Dairy in Cornell.

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Thank Marc1169
West Des Moines, Iowa
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We rent 4 bicycle in town and had a lot of fun. Trail is great, easy and very well kept. We saw deers and beautiful birds

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