St Croix Valley Regional Tourism Alliance

Bicycling and Trails

A Biker’s Paradise All Year Round

If your idea of fun is where the rubber meets the road, bicycling is an awesome way to tour. The Valley’s bike trials include paved or gravel dedicated bikeways or marked shoulder lanes as well as mountain bike trails.

Brown’s Creek State Trail

Brown’s Creek State Trail ~ Ride your bike from downtown Stillwater to downtown St. Paul (25 miles) on Brown’s Creek/Gateway State Trail. The trailhead is by the old Zephyr rail line on the north side of Main Street, in Stillwater, MN. The trail is great for all skill levels, it …

Fat Wheel Winter Biking

Fat Wheel Biking From improved traction on dirt, to flotation when riding through snow, the over-sized tires of a fat bike let you roll where you have not rolled before. Wisconsin Fat Tire Biking Some of Wisconsin’s most beautiful natural areas become inaccessible once the snow hits each winter. But …

Gandy Dancer Trail

St. Croix Falls, WI – Gandy Dancer Trail – This 98-mile recreational crushed limestone trail heads north to Superior, Wisconsin and winds through numerous parks, lovely scenic countryside, and through quaint small towns and villages.  State trail pass required.

Gateway State Trail

Gateway State Trail – Beginning at Cayuga Park near downtown St. Paul, the trail follows a long-converted railroad grade to Pine Point Regional Park in Stillwater Township.  Length – 18 miles, surface – asphalt.

Hastings, MN Bicycle Loop

Crosses Mississippi River bluffs and Vermillion River gorges.  The spectacular trail traverses the breathtaking Vermillion River gorges, Lake Isabel, Lake Rebecca and ambles along the Mississippi banks in the historic downtown of Hastings.

Red Cedar State Trail – Menomonie, WI

Red Cedar State Trail – Menomonie, WI ~ The Red Cedar State Trail runs for 14.5 miles between the city of Menomonie and the Dunnville Wildlife Area. The trail travels among the scenic Red Cedar River valley and remnants of Midwestern prairie, wetlands, forests and farms. Bicyclists and crosscountry skiers …

St. Croix Valley Bike Tour

St. Croix Valley Bike Tour – Connects three state parks through farmland, rocky bluffs, pristine lakes and fragrant, mature pine forests.  The trail begins at William O’ Brien State Park, north of Stillwater and goes north on State Highway 95 to Interstate Park, then ride north to Taylors Falls on …

Stower 7 Lakes Trail

Amery/Dresser, WI – Stower 7 Lakes Trail – Located between Amery and Dresser – The trail passes through maple and oak forests, wetland, prairies and farmlands, and past many picturesque lakes.  A state trail pass is required for biking.

the annual Autumn Trek Ride

River Falls, WI – the annual Autumn Trek Ride – Relaxing, challenging, and an awesome goodtime!  Four scenic country routes from moderate to the ultimate challenge, each route is marked and mapped with rest stops along the way.  Hoffman Park, 547 Hanson Drive, River Falls, WI, (Just off Division St …

Washington County, MN Scenic Bicycle Loops

Loop 1 – 30 miles of scenic terrain and long steep grades through William O’Brien State Park, Big Marine Park Reserve and Square Lake County Park. Loop 2 – Square Lake Park and Pine Point Park, traverses through farmland and wooded areas and offers spectacular views of the St. Croix River. Loop 3– Starts …