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For information, contact:
Red Cedar State Trail
921 Brickyard Road
Menomonie WI 54751

Red Cedar State Trail Current conditions

Conditions as of Thursday, July 17, 2014:


Trail is open and in good condition. Heavy rains in June caused multiple landslides between mile 3 and 5. Repair work is complete. New tread material was placed and packed in that area but it may remain soft for a while.

The Red Cedar River is running at or a little above normal flow. If planning a canoe and bike trip be away that there are still a lot of overhanging trees and submerged logs along and within the river.

The Chippewa River is also a little high for this time of year but most of the sand bar near the trail at the Dunnville Wildlife Area is accessible. As always use caution and keep an eye on children and pets at all times around water. 

Bug spray is still recommended as there is plenty of standing water along the trail for mosquitoes and flies.

Bikers 16 years or older must buy a state trail pass before using the trail. Trail users may buy trail passes at the self-registration stations in Menomonie or in Downsville if no trail attendant is present.

Passes can also be purchased at the Menomonie Chamber of Commerce.

Please report any downed trees, washouts or any other problems to the trail manager at 715-232-1242.


See the DNR events calendar for a list of events at all state parks.

More information

The Depot Visitor Center in Menomonie is open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and weekends 9 a.m.-4 p.m. including holidays. The visitor center is staffed by volunteers and folks from the Menomonie Chamber of Commerce. The Depot has interpretive displays of the local geology, wildlife, and railroad history that the trail runs along. A live Monarch butterfly display can also be seen at the Depot. Watch as these amazing insects hatch from a tiny egg and transform to a beautiful butterfly that can travel over a 1,000 miles. If you visit the trail when the Menomonie Depot is closed, restrooms and a drinking fountain are available at Riverside Park adjacent to the trail head.

Last revised: Friday July 18 2014