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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 Tuesday, June 13, 2017:

The trail is in good condition, bridge work has been completed near mile 13 and all washouts from the recent flooding have been repaired. Another round of flooding is expected along the trail near the Dunnville Wildlife Area for the later part of this week.

The wet weather has brought out the mosquitoes in full force. Plan to bring bug spray if hiking or stopping along the trail at the rest areas.

A variety of prairie wildflowers are blooming along the trail at the Dunnville Wildlife Area. Bald eagles and ospreys have been seen on a daily basis near the Menomonie trailhead.

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.

More information

Bathrooms and the drinking fountain are open at Downsville.

The Depot Visitor Center is open Memorial Day through August. Staffing is provided by Friends of the Red Cedar State Trail volunteers and Menomonie Area Tourism. Hours are:

  • Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 4p.m.
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 9 a.m. to 4p.m. 

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: Tuesday June 13 2017