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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, February 4, 2016:

Cross-country skiing

The Red Cedar State Trail was groomed and tracked for cross-country skiing on February 3. Conditions are good to excellent for both skate or stride skiing.

The portion of the trail from Menomonie to Downsville is maintained for cross-country skiing. Please do not hike, snowshoe, bike or walk pets on this section. The portion of the trail from Downsville south to County Highway Y is open for these activities.


The section of trail from County Highway Y to the junction of the Chippewa River State Trail is used for snowmobiling when trails are open. 

Beginning in 2016, all snowmobilers need a snowmobile trail pass in addition to registering their machines. Please purchase your pass before using the trail. For more information, see snowmobiling in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Snow Report [exit DNR] provides snow conditions by county across the state.

More information

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

Skiers and bicyclists 16 years or older must purchase a state trail pass. The self-registration stations for purchasing a pass are available at the trailhead/depot area of the Red Cedar State Trail and the parking area in Downsville.


Last revised: Thursday February 04 2016