City Bike Trails - Learn More!
is an efficient and convenient mode of transportation that provides a
high degree of independence, flexibility, and freedom of choice relative
to schedule and destination. The City of Eau Claire has 13 miles of
bike trails. The trail is 10 feet wide and surfaced with asphalt pavement. All of the bridges are decked and railed for riding safety. These year round trails are used by a variety of users,
including bicycle commuters, recreational bicyclists, families,
pedestrians, & skaters.
At Short Street, the Eau Claire City Trail connects with the Chippewa River State Trail. Passes are required after this point. A self-registration box is located on the trail at Short Street where passes can be purchased.
City of Eau Claire Bike Trail Maps:
The goals of the trail system is to:
- Promote bicycling and walking as a usable transportation choice
- Links parks and opens spaces with neighborhood communities
- Provide access to the City's amenities through healthful recreational activities
The trail is available year around for outdoor activities. During Spring, Summer and Fall you may enjoy walking, biking and in line skating on the trail. In Winter, you may use the trail for walking and biking.
The trail may be used for special events such as races or charity walks. Groups wishing to schedule a special event should contact Eau Claire Parks and Recreation at (715)839-5032.
By following a few basic rules, the trails can be shared safely by all users.
Trail Etiquette Flyer
- All users should keep to the right side of the trail
- When traveling side-by-side, stay on the right half of the trail
- Do not litter
- Pass others on the left. Slow down, give an audible warning such as ringing a bell or calling out "passing left", and look for a reaction before passing.
- Move off the trail when stopping.
- Be careful when crossing streets and driveways.
- Watch for traffic and make sure other drivers are aware of the trail and your presence.
- Use of helmet and safety gear is highly recommended.
- Form a single line in congested areas or areas with reduced visibility.
- Allow faster trail users to pass safely.
- Keep dogs on a leash (max. 6' length) and remove pet feces.
- For more information see: http://www.ibike.org/education/trail-sharing.htm
|Chippewa River Trail||Phoenix Park across RR bridge heading South to City limits
|Bellevue to Eddy St.||---------||2.42 Miles|
|North Crossing||Riverview Dr West over bridge to Wells Rd, South on Wells Rd to Folsom St.||1.86 Miles|
|Westside Loop||South RR bridge, past Lakeshore School, past Luther Hospital, under 5th Ave to First Ave||1.5 Miles|
|HWY 93||Lever Street to Lorch Ave
|Carson Park||Menomonie Street North through Carson Park down to causeway||.92 Miles|
|Galloway Street||S. Dewey St. over S-bridge along Galloway to Boyd Bridge||.625 Miles|
|Trail through Hamilton Soccer Complex||Soccer Park through Grover Playground to Grover Rd.
|Phoenix Park||Madison Street to Barstow/Farwell to Dewey