Red Cedar bike trail is a gorgeous biking trail that runs long the Red Cedar River in Wisconsin. It is an absolutely beautiful Wisconsin bike trail that runs through the Wisconsin back country following the Red Cedar River. It is over 14 miles long following an abandoned train track.
The Red Cedar bike trail has many places where you can park and enter the trail. You can find a nice blacktopped parking lot in Downsville, Wisconsin just south of Menomonie, Wisconsin along hwy 29.
There is a small fee to take your bike on the trail but if you walk the trail it is free. This beautiful trail changes with the seasons. In the spring the river is full and the water rushes as it runs along the trail. You can see Wisconsin wildflowers growing along the sides of the trail and the birds are making nests for their babies. In the summer the trail is shaded in many places by the big trees in Wisconsin. The river has less water running through it and you can see more of the river bottom. In the fall the trail is alive with color as the trees start to change color. This is possibly the best time to visit the trail. In the winter the Red Cedar trail is usually covered in snow and the river has icy areas where water can be seen running underneath.
Take a picnic lunch and plenty of water in a bottle with you and make it a day trip along the trail. Summer in Wisconsin can be hot and humid so you will need to drink plenty of water. Watch the weather before you go on this trail so you can dress appropriately and stay comfortable.
As you are on the trail stop for a moment near one of the small creeks that run under the trail and listen to the water as it rushes by. It is peaceful and nourishes your inner peace.
Visitors bring many different kinds of bicycles on this trail. I have seen touring bikes, mountain bikes, bicycles built for two, non-motorized scooters, and even a tricycle. Bring your bike what ever it is and try out the Red Cedar bike trail. It is a well maintained trail that is fun to take.
Enjoy the natural beauty of Wisconsin on the Red Cedar bike trail. If you would like to know more you can go to http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/redcedar/.