Saturday, June 20, 2015

Video of Wisconsin’s Red Cedar State Trail

Day hikers can enjoy a variety of wilderness areas on the Red Cedar State Trail in western Wisconsin.

The 14.5-mile trail passes through woodlands, prairies, marshland bottoms, and farmland, all while skirting the Red Cedar River. Sandstone bluffs and other interesting formations including the Devil’s Punchbowl also can be found along the way.

Running from Menomonie to the Chippewa River State Trail, the trail can be accessed at four major points: off Wis. Hwy. 29 in western Menomonie; County Road D in Irvington; Wis. Hwy. 72 in Downsville; and the County Road Y at the Dunnville Wildlife Area.

Here’s a video of the Red Cedar River taken from the trail near the Irvington access:

Here's an article more fully describing the trail from its start in Menomonie to the Devil’s Punchbowl.

Learn about trail guidebooks available in the Hittin’ the Trail series.