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Red Cedar State Trail
921 Brickyard Road
Menomonie WI 54751
Red Cedar State Trail Current conditions
Conditions as of Wednesday, February 26, 2014:
Cross-country ski trails have reopened after crews cleaned up downed branches from the recent heavy, wet snow that coated trees in west central Wisconsin.
The Red Cedar Trail is normally groomed for skiing from Menomonie to Downsville.
The magnificent blue ice wall is a site to behold near mile 1.5 south of Menomonie. Also keep a look out for bald eagles and osprey as they are seen almost daily along the Red Cedar River.
This is a good time to remind visitors that the trail is groomed for cross country skiing between Menomonie and Downsville. Please refrain from walking, snowshoeing, biking, or bringing pets on the ski trail when snow covered.
There are numerous city, county, and state properties that allow these activities such as:
- Red Cedar State Trail south of Downsville
- Menomin Park
- Bjornson Education Center
- Nearby state wildlife areas such as Dunnville and Muddy Creek
- Hoffman Hills Recreation Area
The Red Cedar State Trail is also available for snowmobiling from County Road Y to the junction of the Chippewa River State Trail, which connects up to the trails in Pepin and Eau Claire Counties. Please call or check the following websites for trail openings/closings.
Dunn County Snowmobile Trails: 715-664-7669
Eau Claire County Snowmobile Trails: www.eccosnow.org/
Pepin County Snowmobile Trails: 715-672-7669
Skiers and 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 station in Menomonie or in Downsville if no trail attendant is present.
The Depot Visitors Center in Menomonie is generally closed during the winter season. The center maybe open to purchase passes during certain times when the trail attendant is present. Restrooms and drinking fountain at Downsville are closed for the season.