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Address: Eau Claire, WI
Phone Number: 888-523-3866
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Great local bike path

My wife and I use the local bike trail once a week during the summer months. We usually bike from our house on the south side down to the Short Street point where the local trail... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My wife and I use the local bike trail once a week during the summer months. We usually bike from our house on the south side down to the Short Street point where the local trail meets the State trail. We like to follow the local trail down to the Water Street area where we usually stop at the El... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Cool trail to check out, great place to stop by if you're in the area. The river looks awesome to kayak or canoe with a guide or if you are experienced with those activities. We had a nice walk.

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Thank nawella
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44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This trail is a great trip - hiking, biking or roller-blading. It's well maintained and, for the most part, very scenic. I rode my bike from downtown Eau Claire and along the Water Street side of the river. I went about 18 miles south and back. I also took the north extension, I think it was called the Ol' Abe... More 

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Thank Dave J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beautiful walk includes river views and city scapes. Four mile loop is flat and scenic. Walk or bike ride can be extended in both directions.

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Thank Mike G
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54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Good mix of rural and urban feel...can get a little crowded in the city, but overall a scenic bike ride that is relatively flat. Plan on bringing your own water...

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Thank Tim D
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Pretty, flat, scenic, great for kids and families. More crowded near town center and fairly desolate south of town. Great for running and biking, although most users are walkers/runners. Well maintained and user friendly

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Thank Angfont17
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Still one of the nicest trails in the region. Beautiful canopy of trees embrace the paved trail. Friendly critters abound.. rabbits, grouse, deer, and even people on occasion.

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Eau claire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It gets pretty remote, so make sure if you are biking that you bring plenty of water. It is a great day trip, and the trails are easy for the whole family

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Chippewa River is a great river for a canoeing or kayaking trip. It is wider than the Red Cedar in Menomonie, WI. A good place to enter and park for free is by Hobbs Ice Arena. I saw lots of wildlife on this trip including a bald eagle, hawk, family of ducks, and fish. It was much more desolate... More 

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Copper Country, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Looking for a good run (or bike) around Eau Claire? This is the the place. It is really the gem of the Chippewa Valley. It meanders around the river and downtown. Across bridges and through parks. It's not as well-marked as it could be, which makes it difficult for first timers but it's easy to figure out.

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