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Red Cedar State Trail

  • 921 Brickyard Rd., Menomonie, WI 54751
  • (715) 232-1242

Welcome to the Red Cedar State Trail, one of Dunn County's premier natural and recreational destinations. Whether bicycling, skiing, hiking, walking or jogging - you will discover miles of spectacular natural beauty. The Red Cedar Trail has a compacted limestone surface and meanders past towering sandstone bluffs and pastoral farmland, through deep, deciduous forests, sunny meadows, and expansive river bottoms. Sweeping vistas of the Red Cedar River are found along much of the 14.5 miles of trail. Be certain to slow your pace and enjoy the amazing diversity of animals and plants found here. This gently sloping, four-season trail rests upon the bed of a historic railway. The north trailhead is at the old Depot and contains historical and natural exhibits, sells trail passes, and is a visitor center for the City of Menomonie and surrounding area.

Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing and Winter Biking

Menomonie to Downsville: In winter, seven miles of the Red Cedar State Trail are groomed for skiing from Menomonie to Downsville. Do not hike, snowshoe, bike or walk pets in this section. These activities are permitted on the ungroomed section from Downsville to the intersection of the Chippewa River State Trail. Skiers age 16 or older need a state trail pass before using this groomed section of the trail. 

Downsville to Chippewa River State Trail: Winter bicyclists 16 years and older also need a state trail pass to use the trail south of Downsville. Passes may be obtained by using the self-registration stations available at the Menomonie depot trailhead and in Downsville.