Red Cedar State Trail

Menomonie, Wisconsin

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Red Cedar State Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Menomonie, Wisconsin. It is 14.6 miles long and begins at 730 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 29.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 638 feet. Along the trail there are parking, drinking water, restrooms, and parkings.
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Red Cedar State Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Menomonie, Wisconsin. It is 14.6 miles long and begins at 730 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 29.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 638 feet. Along the trail there are parking, drinking water, restrooms, and parkings. This trail connects with the following: Chippewa River State Trail and Stokke Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Menomonie
Distance: 14.6
Elevation Gain: 638 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 730 feet
Top Elevation: 791 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Red Cedar State Trail
Elevation Min/Max: 715/791 ft
Elevation Start/End: 730/730 ft

Red Cedar State Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Sleepy little Downsville seems little changed since the days when it thrived as a way point for rafters floating great quantities of rough sawn timber down to the Chippewa River. You have to wonder if the town could have held on today without the business brought in by the trail. On the trail south of town, skis or snowshoes are your ticket to beautiful, tranquil rambling along the meandering Red Cedar River.

The trail is maintained for hiking and snowshoeing by the ski trail groomer, which packs it down after a heavy snow. No ski tracks are set, so you’ll make your own unless others have skied it first. The first 2 miles of your journey takes you away from the river through flat bottomland. This offers a nice perspective of the river bluffs in the distance. It is a good place to catch a glimpse of a soaring red-tailed hawk on the lookout for small rodents. Surface quality: Mechanically packed."

"Sleepy little Downsville seems little changed since the days when it thrived as a way point for rafters floating great quantities of rough sawn timber down to the Chippewa River. You have to wonder if the town could have held on today without the business brought in by the trail. On the trail south of town, skis or snowshoes are your ticket to beautiful, tranquil rambling along the meandering Red Cedar River.

The trail is maintained for hiking and snowshoeing by the ski trail groomer, which packs it down after a heavy snow. No ski tracks are set, so you’ll make your own unless others have skied it first. The first 2 miles of your journey takes you away from the river through flat bottomland. This offers a nice perspective of the river bluffs in the distance. It is a good place to catch a glimpse of a soaring red-tailed hawk on the lookout for small rodents. Surface quality: Mechanically packed."

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May 2018