Red Cedar State Trail is a 15.5 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.

15.5 miles
154 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running


partially paved

rails trails


Bicyclists are required to buy a pass for the trail (16 and older). Hikers and dog walkers are free.

3 months ago

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.

5 months ago

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”

11 months ago

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

trail running
Saturday, April 30, 2016

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.

mountain biking
Thursday, August 15, 2013

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.

2 months ago

mountain biking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Monday, November 30, 2015