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City Bike Trails

Bicycling is an efficient and convenient mode of transportation that provides a high degree of independence and flexibility. 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 bicycle commuters, recreational bicyclists, families, skaters & more.

At Short Street, the Eau Claire City Trail connects with the Chippewa River State Trail. Passes are required after this point. Go to www.chippewa-river-trail.com for more information about trail passes.

City of Eau Claire Bike Trail Maps
A number of the city parks provide convenient locations to park a vehicle and access the bike trails. Along the trails, picnic areas, historical markers, and scenic views can be enjoyed throughout the City of Eau Claire.

Citywide Trails PDF  Downtown Trails PDF
Northeast Trails PDF
 • Southeast Trails PDF

Southwest Trails PDF

Goals
The goals of the trail system is to:
  • Promote bicycling and walking as a usable transportation choice
  • Link parks and opens spaces with neighborhood communities
  • Provide access to the City's amenities through healthy recreational activities
Trail 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.

Trail Etiquette
By following a few basic rules, the trails can be shared safely by all users.Skaters on Bike Trail
Trail Etiquette Information PDF
  • 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

Trail Distances

Chippewa River Trail  Phoenix Park across RR bridge heading South to City limits
 3.34 Miles
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
 1.12 Miles
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.
 .58 Miles
Phoenix Park  Madison Street to Barstow/Farwell to Dewey
 .49 Miles

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