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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, March 16, 2017:

The trail still has a little snow cover and some icy spots in the shade and is not quite ready for standard bicycles, but certainly open for a nice day hike with the family.

Staff cleared over 50 large trees off the Red Cedar and Chippewa River trails in the last week due to the recent wind storm that moved through the state. Most of the large branches have been cleared as well, but expect some smaller debris.

The river corridors are attracting a lot of bald eagle this time of year as well as waterfowl moving through the state. The shoreline of the river along the bike trail should provide excellent opportunities for early spring fishing.

More information

The restroom facility in the Downsville parking area is closed for the season.

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

Bikers 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.

Last revised: Thursday March 16 2017