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a Wisconsin state park, forest, recreation area or trail.
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in state parks and forests.
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a vehicle admission sticker or state trail pass.
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to attend a nature program or event with family and friends.
Contact information
For information, contact:
Red Cedar State Trail
921 Brickyard Road
Menomonie WI 54751

Red Cedar State Trail Current conditions

The trail is in good condition.

The drinking fountain at Downsville is closed for the season and the bathroom will close on October 16. The Depot Visitor Center is closed for the season.

Winter activities

Once the trail is snow covered, the trail is groomed for both traditional and skate style cross-country skiing from Menomonie to Downsville. Skiers age 16 years and older must purchase a state trail pass. No other winter activities or pets are allowed on the ski trail portion to keep the groomed trail from getting damaged.

Other winter activities such as hiking, biking, snowshoeing and pet use is allowed on the trail south of Downsville. A state trail pass is still required for biking on the section of trail south of Downsville.

More information

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

Bikers and skiers age 16 years or older must purchase a state trail pass. Please use a self-registration station to purchase trail passes if the Depot Visitor Center is closed. Self-registration stations are available at the trailhead/depot area and the parking area in Downsville.

Between cooperation of the Friends of the Red Cedar State Trail and Hoffman Hills, and a grant from the Rotary Club of Menomonie, new outside bike pumps have been installed at the Depot Visitor Center in Menomonie and at the Downsville Rest Area.

Bike pump
One of the bike pumps available for visitors.

Last revised: Tuesday October 10 2017