Chippewa River State Trail

Durand, Wisconsin 54736

Elevation Gain627ft
Trailhead Elevation722ft
Elevation Min/Max706/766ft
Elevation Start/End722/722ft

Chippewa River State Trail

Chippewa River State Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Durand, Wisconsin. It is 16.8 miles long and begins at 722 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 33.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 627 feet. This trail connects with the following: Red Cedar State Trail.

Chippewa River State Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"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."

Chippewa River State Trail Reviews

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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!
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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, 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 it was a very long day! My advice: Do one trail one day and the other one another day.

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Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Snowmobiling, Skating
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Nov 2018