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Pretty ride

We ride it once in a while. Usually we go to Downsville and eat and then ride back. Ride is nice... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Very Scenic Trail

Trail follows the river with great river views and crosses the river on some cool bridges. There... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2018
Steve S
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

We ride it once in a while. Usually we go to Downsville and eat and then ride back. Ride is nice and Timber Bar has good food and service. Restrooms at trail head.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JohnF1949
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Trail follows the river with great river views and crosses the river on some cool bridges. There are also scenic bluffs and even a small waterfall. From the South end of trail I recommend continuing on to Durand on the Chippewa River Trail. I also...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve S
Reviewed July 26, 2018

My husband and I started early in the morning and rode from Durand to Menomonie and back. The person on this site who recommended this direction was right on--the trail is "downhill" on the return trip. The mosquitoes were terrible for the first couple of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Karen K
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

The Red Cedar State Trail is a crushed limestone surface that is more smooth than some paved trails I’ve ridden (Chippewa River State Trail). This is a primarily level trail with a very slight downhill grade if you’re biking south toward the Chippewa River. There’s...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Benny2Times
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful drive and scenery. Plan to do some hiking! I will definitely be back! We were here in summer but I believe this will be beautiful anytime of year!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ColemanRanch
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Nice trail for walking and biking and even great back drops for photo sessions! Can go as far or as long as you wish. Great old bridge too!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank squirellybird
Reviewed March 23, 2018

This trail is one of my all-time favorites. You can take a short trail off and hike back into the woods and walk up gorgeous waterfalls, or swim in the shallow creeks running into the river. If you are in Menomonie, definitely take a hike...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank lilliannam320
Reviewed February 15, 2018

Guide at the desk was helpful. Railroad engine house building were demolished some time ago. Depot has been restored and has a number of displays of local interest.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Herbert S
Reviewed November 15, 2017

This is a really fun ride on a crushed limestone rails to trail. The Northern section lies at the base of weeping cliffs along the river. Stop in at the tavern near the half way point for a cold one and to check out the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank BigMitch036
Reviewed November 12, 2017

The trail runs parallel to the Red Cedar River. It is good for biking, hiking, or running. The trail is scenic, and there are places to stop and rest along the way. This trail connects to other trails. There is a fee to bike it,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Vicki S
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Sherry K
July 6, 2018|
Response from lilliannam320 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! There are also a few places to let your dog swim if they like water.
Sarah H
May 8, 2018|
Response from lilliannam320 | Reviewed this property |
No, not at the trailhead. However, Simple Sports in downtown Menomonie rents bikes! Here is the info: Simple Sports 400 Main St E Menomonie, WI 54751
Penny D
April 26, 2017|
Response from Jeffery P | Reviewed this property |
The Red Cedar Trail Office is in Menomonie, where Highway 29 crosses the trail. Their telephone number is: 715-232-1242. They are open Monday through Friday. This is the only place that could be called a "lost and found... More