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Address: Eau Claire, WI
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Awesome bike trail

This trail ia a combo of city and scenic. Plenty of places to rest or refresh. Trail is well taken care of.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dan C
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trail ia a combo of city and scenic. Plenty of places to rest or refresh. Trail is well taken care of.

Thank Dan C
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80 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This was the home of a lost family member, and the site of her final wishes. We've been back several times, and it's been a powerful experience. Between the beauty of nature, and the personal nature of our connection here, it's hard to not be moved by it. It's a bit out of our way for a regular visit, but... More 

Thank Sky L
Eau Claire WI
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283 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful trail in any season to run( or walk). The river scenery constantly changes with the seasons. Wildlife is frequently spotted. Oh, and it goes by some great coffee shops! In summers you may see some tube floaters going by. Just a great natural resource to help us unwind.

Brasilia, DF
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18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I lived in Eau Claire for a year, and going out to hike on this trail was one of my favorite things to do. I love all the nature that involves the city, and the trail can give you a very good taste of it.

Thank Gabriel M
Altoona, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The Chippewa River Trail is a great attraction to the Eau Claire area for bikers of all levels. Most of the CRT is nicely paved. The section from Eau Claire to Durand does have some areas that need work but a road bike can still easily roll it. The cities of Eau Claire and Altoona have many bike trails that... More 

Thank Ben L
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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185 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Eau Claire is blessed with two state trails (also the Old Abe State Trail), plus an extensive urban trail system. The Chippewa River Trail starts within the city limits and continues south to Durand, a nice little town of 2,000 about 45 minutes (by car). The trail is entirely paved and after one leaves the city, ventures through farm fields... More 

Thank LookingForBigfoot
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30 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I walked parts of the trail in different areas and it is beautiful, especially by Phoenix Park. While it gets much use, the folks seem respectful of following the guidelines. Families, friends, solos, walkers, cyclers, dogs, etc. were on it. There are historical signs here and there in the parks it goes through plus some sort of planet information stations... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We travelled to Eau Claire for our son's State Baseball Tournament and stayed at the Quality Inn. Unfortunately the hotel did not have an exercise room, so I checked out the bike/walking trails online prior to arriving in Eau Claire. The trail was only a few blocks from our hotel so it was easily accessible. 3 out of 4 days... More 

Thank Wendy V
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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60 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

If you can trailer a bike, you could ride this trail for miles. There are various access points, but it's actually more wooded than I thought it would be, so bring bug spray too! There aren't any easily accessible places to rent bikes, or small watercraft, which I found surprising There is one place about five minutes from one access... More 

Thank Aunt_Pam
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This trail starts out as a nice paved trail. About 10 miles from the trail head in downtown Eau Claire Wisconsin the pavement is broken up like a neglected country road. For a paid trail I expected this to be a nicely paved trail. We had to stop and turn around after 10 miles because it was just to dangerous... More 

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