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Map of the Chippewa River State Trail

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Chippewa River State Trail

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Chippewa River State Trail

LENGTH:

38 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Durand, Eau Claire

HIGHLIGHTS:

rail trail, Chippewa River Valley, farmland, woods, wetlands

NEARBY TRAILS:

Red Cedar State Trail

Eau Clair Local Trails

Old Abe State Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Eau Claire

Regional Trails

The Chippewa River State Trail is a 38-mile long paved pathway that extends from Durand to the north side of the community of Lake Hallie in Western Wisconsin. The trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way and its route goes through agricultural areas, across wetlands, through thick forests, past sandstone bluffs and across prairie land.

The Chippewa River State Trail intersects with the Red Cedar State Trail that extends from Menomonie to a point southeast of Dunnville. There are also local trails in Eau Claire that intersect with the Chippewa River State Trail. The Old Abe State Trail is also in the same area.

Much of the Chippewa River State Trail runs alongside the meandering Chippewa River. The trail passes several Wisconsin State Natural Areas.

Conditions

The surface of the trail is that of asphalt pavement or an asphalt emulsion. The trail is open for hiking, bike riding and dog walking. A Wisconsin State Trail Pass is required for cyclists over the age of 16 on the section of the trail to the west of Eau Claire.

Points of Interest

The Chippewa River State Trail goes by the following points of interest:

Durand High School
Tarrant Park
Nine Mile Island State Natural Area
Dunnville State Wildlife Area
Red Cedar State Trail
Carryville Savanna State Natural Area
Lower Chippewa River State Natural Area
Carson Park
Nearby Trails

Red Cedar State Trail: the two trails intersect at 6.5 miles northeast of Durand at the confluence of the Red Cedar River and the Chippewa River.

Eau Claire Local Trails: The Chippewa River State Trail connects to local recreational trails in the City of Eau Claire.

Old Abe State Trail: the Old Abe State Trail heads to the northeast from Chippewa Falls 5-miles to the northeast of the eastern terminus of the Chippewa River State Trail

End Points

The west end of the Chippewa River State Trail is located along Highway 10 at 10th Avenue E. in the community of Durand. The trail goes right by Tarrant Park. The Red Cedar State Trail intersects with the Chippewa River State Trail at 6.5 miles northeast of Durand.

The east end of the trail is located at 40th Avenue in Lake Hallie.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Chippewa River State Trail, Wisconsin.

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