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Welcome the Chippewa River State Trail 


For those who will be biking or rollerblading on the trail, please remember to get your state trail pass before you go on the state part of the trail. You can buy them at the bike shops in Eau Claire or use the self registration box at Short Street. There is also a registration station at Tarrant Park in Durand. For a complete list of businesses selling passes, check the trail information web page. Walkers and runners are not required to have passes to use any of the state trails.

There are restroom facilities located near the trail in Eau Claire, Hwy 85 Rest Area, Caryville, Meridean, Durand, Downsville and Menomonie. Drinking water fountains are provided at Caryville as well as in Eau Claire and in Durand.    

If using the trail, please be cautious west of Caryville due to possible hunting in the area. Hunting is only allowed from Caryville to the west towards Durand and in the Dunnville Wildlife Area. Check with the DNR about what type of hunting is allowed and if any regulations apply to the area.


**Please note the parking signs along Short Street by the trail entrance. Vehicles should be parked at least 100 feet away from the trail for safety reasons.



On the Chippewa River State Trail, trail passes are required for people who bike or in-line skate. Walkers, runners and skiers are free to use the trail without passes. No passes are required on the trails within Eau Claire, Lake Hallie, or in Pepin County / Durand. 

Related Links:


Altoona Outdoors for information on the Altoona trail system

Friends of the Red Cedar Trail and Hoffman Hills

Organized group bike rides or walks



Phoenix Park trailhead in downtown Eau Claire.
( The official start of the trail )


The trail entrance at Short Street.
State trail passes are required starting at this point.


Picnic area along the river near mile marker 5.


Caryville parking lot off of Hwy 85.


Tarrant Park trailhead in the city of Durand.
The park offers 10 campsites for public use.