Chippewa River State Trail

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Scenic highlights at broad river bends and lush bottomland forest await you on the Chippewa River State Trail. The trail connects to the Red Cedar State Trail via an impressive 860-foot-long trestle, as well as to the interesting City of Eau Claire Chippewa River Trail and Carson Park. Surface: Asphalt with wood-planked bridges.
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by Phil Van Valkenberg (The Globe Pequot Press)

Scenic highlights at broad river bends and lush bottomland forest await you on the Chippewa River State Trail. The trail connects to the Red Cedar State Trail via an impressive 860-foot-long trestle, as well as to the interesting City of Eau Claire Chippewa River Trail and Carson Park. Surface: Asphalt with wood-planked bridges.

©  Phil Van Valkenberg/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Walking
Nearby City: Eau Claire
Distance: 25.2
Trail Type: Shuttle
Surface:
Season & Limits: Open year-round
Additional Use: Snowmobiling, Skating
Accessibility: Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Driving Directions: Directions to Chippewa River State Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/31/2006
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I really enjot the Chippewa Trail. It is well maintained. There are many places to stop and enjoy the river. It has varied scener. Not too many hills!


7/22/2006
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This is a 23 mile long trail. My husband and I went on this after finishing the Red Cedar Valley Trail...we made the mistake of not bringing a rack with waterbottles, snack foods, etc...it is a very long stretch..nice trail, but long with not many rest stops..there is an old garage with a pop machine in the town of Meridean, nice pit toilets in Caryville and another rest stop at Wayside Park, but be prepared to bring your own drinks. It may be a lot easier to start in Eau Claire which this site recommends, but it was easier for us as as were on the end of the Red Cedar State Trail and just continued onto this one. Nice views on this one too...goes into the woods for a ways and then nice countryside. I stayed at the Dairy Queen in Eau Claire while my husband biked all the way back to Menomonie to get the vehicle to pick my up...so it was a very long day! My advice: Do one trail one day and the other one another day.



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