Red Cedar State Trail

View Website Favorite (3) Highway 29 - Menomonie, WI 54751
Information: 715-232-1242


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Show off your selfie skills! Find a selfie stand located at the first picnic area along the trail approximately 1.5 miles south of the Menomonie Trailhead and stop for a fun photo. Share yours with us on Instagram using #ScenicWisconsin. 

The popular Red Cedar State Trail has lured many with its peaceful surroundings for decades. Now the great stressed iron bridge at the south end joins it with the new Chippewa River State Trail forming a continuous route of 37 miles between the cities of Menomonie and Eau Claire; plus a 6.5 mi extension of Chippewa River State Trail past Red Cedar junction SW to Durand. In winter, seven miles of the Red Cedar State Trail are groomed for skiing from Menomonie to Downsville. Snowshoeing is permitted on the ungroomed section from Downsville to the intersection of the Chippewa River State Trail.

  • Features
    • Disabled Access
  • Snowshoeing
    • Yes
  • Trails
    • Yes
  • Trail Length (miles)
    • 15
  • Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type
    • Tracked
    • Flat
    • Open
    • Wooded
  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Parks, Forests, Trails

Nearby Places

Durand Dazzle Holiday Parade 11/24/2018 Durand - 17.04 miles away
Festival Foods Turkey Trot 11/22/2018 Eau Claire - 21.28 miles away
RCU New Year's Eve 12/30/2018 Eau Claire - 21.56 miles away
Winter Wedding Fair at the Lismore 2/17/2019 Eau Claire - 22.01 miles away
Light Up Eau Claire 12/31/2018 Eau Claire - 22.07 miles away
Christmastime in the City 12/01/2018 Eau Claire - 22.44 miles away
Banbury Art Crawl 2/08/2019 - 2/09/2019 Eau Claire - 22.76 miles away
Christmas Stroll 2018 11/17/2018 Altoona - 24.29 miles away

Travel Green Wisconsin Certified


Certified: (Req. 30 Points)

To be certified through Travel Green Wisconsin, all participants must achieve at least 30 points on the Travel Green Wisconsin Checklist. The more points a business attains, the greener they are in their operations.

Green Innovations

  • A recycling program is in place
  • The introduction and spread of invasive species prevented through education and actions
  • Leave No Trace principles are promoted
  • Shoreline restoration projects protect and enhance the park