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Old Abe State Trail

Chippewa Falls, WI
888-523-3866
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Type: Hiking Trails, Biking Trails
Most recent review
- Jul 10, 2014
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have ridden the Old Abe from Chippewa Falls to Cornell before, and the area between Chippewa Falls and Jim Falls needed replacement after the power company finished tower installations next to the trail. The surface is now new, so the surface is fantastic for runners, cyclists and roller blades. Portions of the trail are nicely shaded; north of Jim... More

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Breckenridge, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The trail is newly resurfaced in 2012/2013 and in the best of condition. If you get to the north end you can have ice cream at Dylan's Dairy homemade by the proprietor from the 6 cows SHE milks every day!

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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We biked from Jim Falls to Brunet Island State Park during peak fall colors, and the scenery was gorgeous. The trail was recently repaved, so is nice and smooth. We love that it is paved, and only crosses a few roads. It is very peaceful.

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Mayville, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Nice paved trail. Shaded most of the route. Paid a 4 dollar fee per person to use. Well maintained. Would be beautiful in fall with the color change. Flat grade.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We love to bike and enjoyed this trail as unlike so many Wisconsin trails it is actually paved. It has fairly decent views, and was not too crowded. It does however require a paid trail wheel pass, yet too, many Wisconsin trails do.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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106 reviews 106 reviews
36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

nice payment great view goes through a jim falls and cornell all the way to Chippewa falls you can hike and bike but there is a fee you need to buy a state of wisconsin trail pass

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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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120 reviews 120 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Nice trail going through the country side. Watch out for the pavement heaves, they'll throw you off your seat. People are friendly, say hi and wave.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Nice paved trail, following the Old Abe flowage. All the maps you see of this trail show a connection with the Chippewa Valley and Red Cedar trails. Be aware that there is no such connection. If you look closely at the maps you will see a section with a slightly different designation which means "future trail". The Old Abe basically... More

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St. Germain, WI.
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82 reviews 82 reviews
11 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Loved the bike trail along the river! Very scenic and a very easy ride. Will bring our bikes again when we travel to Cadott.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

The Chippewa River is visible occasionally. In early May the wildflowers were really good. But the pavement is rough in places. Still, it's worth a ride/walk.

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