• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

Bicycling

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway does not have any bicycle trails. Bikes are not allowed on any of the National Park Service hiking trails. Biking on public roads is popular in some areas, precaution should be taken as roads are shared with automobiles.
 

Biking in Wisconsin:

Wisconsin State Trails Pass Bicyclists, equestrians, and cross-country skiers over the age of 16 using certain Wisconsin state trails must have a trail pass. Daily passes can be purchased for $3; $10 for an annual pass. Annual passes can be purchased from the Bureau of Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707. They can also be ordered by calling 608-266-2181.

Gandy Dancer is a 98-mile multi-use recreation trail from St. Croix Falls to Superior, Wisconsin. It is a former railroad bed with a flat terrain and a limestone base. The southern portion of the trail from St. Croix Falls to Danbury, Wisconsin is limited to hiking and biking from April through November. A Wisconsin State Trails Pass is required for riding the Trail between St. Croix Falls and Danbury. A Wisconsin Deptartment of Natural Resources Conservation Patron Pass will be honored as a bike pass. Passes can be purchased at the Polk County Information Center in St. Croix Falls and the Burnett County Tourism Center in Siren.

The northern portion runs 51 miles from Danbury, through eastern Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin. This segment offers a wilder, more remote experience. Hiking, mountain biking and ATV use is permitted. No pass is needed to use this section of the trail .

 

Biking in Minnesota:

Willard Munger Trail The Willard Munger Trail is a collection of multi-use recreational trails in eastern Minnesota. It passes through St. Croix State Park and St. Croix State Forest on its way from Hinckley to Duluth. More information about the Willard Munger trail is available at the Minnesota DNR web site at www.dnr.state.mn.us. No fee is charged for bicyclists using the trail but a state park permit will be required if accessing the trail from St. Croix State Park

Minnesota State Parks and Forests State Park trail maps are available from the Minnesota DNR web site www.dnr.state.mn.us. The state parks and forests along the St. Croix that offer recreational biking opportunities are listed below.
Afton State Park -4 miles of bike trails
St. Croix State Park - 5 miles of paved bicycle trails, bike rentals available. Also has access to the Willard Munger Trail.
St. Croix State Forest - the Willard Munger Trail can be accessed from within the state forest.
Wild River State Park has approximately 3 miles of bicycle trails.
William O'Brien State Park provides access to Washington County trails

Washington County Bike Trails Segments of two loop trails offer views of the St. Croix River.
Loop 1:consists of 29.7 miles of moderate terrain with some long, steep grades. This ride begins at Square Lake Park and goes through farmland, wooded areas and offers views of the St. Croix River.
Loop 2: consists of 16.7 miles of moderate terrain and steep grades. This route also begins at Square Lake Park and passes the site of the Northwest's first territorial prison, a wayside rest area and the Boomsite Scenic overlook on the St. Croix.

The Gateway segment of the Willard Munger trail travels a distance of 18 miles from St. Paul to Pine Point Park. This trail follows an old railroad grade from an urban to a rural environment.

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