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City Wells Trail

Difficulty: Easy. Description: Three-mile loop trail begins near the city wells and heads into the woods. Directions: From the North Crossing (Hwy 312) head north on Riverview Drive. Park in the dirt lot near the wells buildings off Riverview…


Eau Claire

Fairfax Park - Trail

Difficulty: Easy. Small woods trail that doubles as ski trail goes into small prairie area past a few ponds and re-enters woods. Directions: Access Fairfax Park Drive from either Golf Road and park in the Fairfax Pool lot, or go down Fairfax…

4200 Fairfax St.
Eau Claire

 (715) 839-1680

Geuttinger Woods + Wildlife Area

Easy difficulty. Semi-groomed trails wander through dense woodland. Head south from Eau Claire on Hwy 37. Look for a sign on the left shortly after passing Cty Rd HH. Short drive up a hill takes you to a small parking lot and trailhead.


Eau Claire

Lowes Creek County Park Trail

Easy to moderate difficulty. Most trails double as mountain bike or ski trails. One short trail is devoted to hiking only. Nice sights of Lowes Creek. Requires $3 daily pass with seasonal passes available. Drive south of Eau Claire and I-94…

S. Lowes Creek Rd.
Eau Claire

 co.eau-claire.wi.us
 (715) 839-4738

Northwest Community Park Trail

Moderate difficulty. Several loop trail options double as mountain bike and ski trails. Some are narrow and steep. From the North Crossing (Hwy 312) head north on Jeffers and turn right away on E. Prairie Lane to Arrowhead Drive to Van Es…

650 Van Es Parkway
Eau Claire

Pinehurst Park - Trails

Moderate difficulty. Wooded trails along the far side of the sledding hill double as mountain bike trails. Trails end at the top of the sledding hill. From Hwy 53, turn right on Eddy Lane to Darryl Lane to Dale Road. From the parking lot,…

3523 Delbert Road
Eau Claire

Putnam Trail

Difficulty: Easy. Dirt road goes through a wooded area that follows Little Niagara Creek. Deer and wild turkeys often seen. Marshy woods with a beautiful canopy of branches and leaves. From campus heading west, the trail follows the Chippewa…

Located at the end of Putnam Drive, UWEC Lower Campus
Eau Claire

Tower Ridge Recreation Area Trail

Easy to Moderate difficulty. Wide trails double as ski and horseback riding trails. Some trails are very hilly. Offers spectacular views of the Eau Claire River Valley. $3 daily pass/seasonal. Drive east from Eau Claire on Cty Rd Q and then…

1230 S 82nd Ave
Eau Claire

 co.eau-claire.wi.us
 (715) 839-4783

Trail From Boyd Park to Archery Park

Difficulty: Moderate. This small short trail winds along a small bluff bordering Eau Claire’s east side neighborhood. Nice scenic spots where you look straight down to the Eau Claire River. Trail starts in a meadow. It is rocky underfoot in…


Eau Claire