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Red Cedar State Trail

Menomonie, WI
+1 888-523-3866
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Awesome place to walk, run, or bike.

I've been using this trail for many years. I love how it stays so close to the river. The... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Becky B
Ridgeland, Wisconsin
Biking Dream

We biked from Menomonie to Downsville and ate lunch at a little bar. Round trip 15 miles. Next... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Winona, Minnesota
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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

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

Thank KentBH
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Red Cedar Trail starts in Menomonie and is 7.7 miles in length (over 35 miles long if you include all the extensions!) The trail parallels the Red Cedar River; 90% of the time the river is in view. And what a view it is...More

Thank Jeffery P
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Take a walk on a sunny afternoon. Tube down the river beside the trail and bike it farther down the road. So much to see and do!

Thank DebBORFL2015
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I live locally and use the trail all the time. It's a beautiful trail along the Red Cedar River. When going to the trailhead you can go north on a paved trail or south on an unpaved trail. Either way gives you nice access to...More

1  Thank Mary H
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Our family loves to ride and hike this trail. There are many Geocahes along the way and it hooks up with the Chippewa Valley Trail after 14 Miles for a very nice long ride into Durand (about 20 miles) or Eau Claire (about 38 miles)...More

Thank D3_Scouter
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you Bike/Walk/Ski plan on visiting the Red Cedar Trail. The trailhead starts in Menomonie, just West of Riverside Park. Gravel base, open and shaded areas, with riverviews all the way to Downsville. Benches and picnic tables conveniently placed alongside the trail. Lots of fishing...More

1  Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Comfortable ride mostly along the Red Cedar river. We ride out to the Chippewa river bridge from Menomenie which is about 29 miles round trip, The trail is not paved but it is well maintained. The scenery is mostly farmland and forest with a few...More

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The room was great and so was the pool. Of all the choice hotels I have stayed in all over the country and Canada, this breakfast was not... more

2  Thank mani c
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Penny D
My daughter was hiking on Saturday, April 22 and lost her VW car key/fob. Is there a lost and found or a number i can call?
27 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
are there place to rent bikes?
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