Chippewa River State Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Eau Claire County and Chippewa County, Wisconsin. It is 6.7 miles long and begins at 907 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 13.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 156 feet.
Chippewa River State Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The 30.4-mile Chippewa River State Trail kicks off at the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers in downtown Eau Claire’s Phoenix Park, where visitors can access a walking labyrinth, amphitheater, farmers market, restrooms, parking, and the southwestern endpoint of the 28-mile Old Abe State Trail, which heads to Cornell. Heading southeast, your journey begins over a 500-foot-long trestle that used to carry train cars of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad.
A State Trail Pass ($25 annually/$5 daily) is required between Eau Claire and the Pepin County line for bicyclists and in-line skaters ages 16 and older. Snowmobilers must display either a Wisconsin registration or a snowmobile State Trail Pass."
--Various Authors, Rail-Trails: Michigan & Wisconsin (Wilderness 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."
--Phil Van Valkenberg, Best Rail Trails Wisconsin (Falcon Guides).
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