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Old Abe State Trail

Address: Chippewa Falls, WI
Phone Number: 888-523-3866
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Type: Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Northern Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

If you are looking for a smoothly paved no hills trail, this is it! The 10 miles or so from Jim Falls to Cornell is exceptionally scenic along the Chippewa river.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A large piece of this bike trail has been repaved and is great to rollerblade or bike on as you travel along the Chippewa River and through the woods (to Grandmother's House we go!! HAHA).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We took our 9 yr old son biking on the Old Abe Trail on a Thursday morning. We got on at Jim Falls. It took us awhile to figure out how and where to get our Trail Passes because at first we pulled up at the Town Hall there in Jim Falls which was locked. Then we saw the sign... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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