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For information, contact:
Red Cedar State Trail
921 Brickyard Road
Menomonie WI 54751
715-232-1242

Red Cedar State Trail Current conditions

The trail is open and in good condition. We’ve weathered a few storms over the past week and have had to clear multiple trees off the trail. Maintenance staff have been busy clearing brush along some areas of the trail to maintain shoreline riprap installations and mowing the center of the trail from Downsville to the junction of the Chippewa River State.

Shoreline
Maintenance staff have been busy clearing brush along some areas of the trail to maintain shoreline riprap installations.

Staff will be mowing trail shoulders and spraying vegetation along the trail through July and August. Expect to encounter heavy equipment such as tractors and wood chippers on the trail. Please follow directions from DNR staff while passing equipment.

Native butterfly species spotted on the trail range from the Monarch to the Baltimore Checker Spot. There are native snake species around mile marker 11, fawns can be spotted between mile 2 and 3, and a range of birds are easily spotted around mile 1 and 2. The first hatch of Monarch Butterflies have been released at the Depot Visitor Center in Menomonie. The second round of Monarchs are just laying eggs and there are some on display at the Visitor Center.

Butterfly
The first hatch of Monarch Butterflies have been released at the Depot Visitor Center in Menomonie.

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.

Last revised: Wednesday July 03 2019