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Red Cedar State Trail is a 14.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Menomonie, Wisconsin that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 14.8 mi Elevation gain 209 ft Route type Point to Point
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Bicyclists are required to buy a pass for the trail (16 and older). Hikers and dog walkers are free.

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Tammie Dobson
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Michael Rehbein
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Cindy Bartz
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Hiking

the trail map and directions beginning at Menomonie are incorrect. the directions take you to the junction trail that connects to red cedar. beginning the red cedar you take Broadway to 29 west and you will see the trail right after the red cedar river bridge. if you are looking for an easy walk or hike in nature this is a great trail. well maintained, large pathway, you cannot get lost as one side is the river and the other side of trail is heavily wood or steep cliffs. many, many birds and other wildlife, i saw an otter crossing the river, deer, and geese.

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Tracy Abrahamson
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Hiking

Great hike from Irvington to Downsville. It is an easy trail. We loved watching the eagles and birds along the way. The trail is well maintained.

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Renner Anderson
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Dale P.
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Hiking

Great trail, and still have one stretch to finish from Irvington to Downsville. The scenery along the Red Cedar River is great..!

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Tyler Mills
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great trail

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Tyler Mills
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Road biking

Good trail, especially when not wet.

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Marion Smith
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Nice trail, especially for bikers. The directions to the trail head are wrong however. Just google riverside park in Menomonie and you’ll see the registration building and everything. Also, just an FYI bikers are required to buy a pass for the trail (16 and older). Hikers and dog walkers are free.

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Crystal Miller
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Beautiful hike on packed gravel trail along a Red Cedar River. About a mile in from the trail head is a large rock wall with water dripping down, nicknamed by locals “The Wall of Tears”

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C Lindsay
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One of best hiking, biking, walking trails in area.

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Raina Suominen
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Running

Beautiful river valley, fast beautiful river, peaceful green trees and blooming flowers. Quiet place to run or walk. Cliffs too! The trail goes on for miles and miles which is nice, and it's so nice I could come back every day.

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John Sievert
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Mountain biking
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Really nice trail. We biked it on cyclocross bikes with wide tires (38c) and found that to be perfect. Mountain bikes would be good, road bikes would be iffy. Heavily wooded and runs along the Red Cedar River the whole way. Great views of the river, canoeists etc... We went as far as the confluence of the Red Cedar and Chippewa Rivers (bridge). You could go further, but that seemed like a good turn around point. There is a small wide spot in the road about 5 miles from the Chippewa River that has ice cream and is a great spot to stop for a treat. Trail surface is finely crushed gravel with hard packed dirt in places. You're in the woods most of the time so wind is typically not a factor for cyclists. This would be a good ride on a windy day. Plan on bringing plenty of water and food as well as any tools, spare tubes etc... There is pretty much no nearby services and you're pretty much out in the country. Our total ride was 28 miles in an out and back routing.

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John K
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John K
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Christine Anderson
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Katrina Brye
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John K
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John Simmet
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John Simmet
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John K
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Janet Zoellner
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Braden Poirier
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Joseph Placek
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Michael Rehbein
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Gene Lovas Jr
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Michael Rehbein
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Michael Rehbein
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Michael Rehbein
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Lyndzi Lovice
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