This was the home of a lost family member, and the site of her final wishes. We've been back several times, and it's been a powerful experience. Between the beauty of nature, and the personal nature of our connection here, it's hard to not be moved by it. It's a bit out of our way for a regular visit, but... 更多
Beautiful trail in any season to run( or walk). The river scenery constantly changes with the seasons. Wildlife is frequently spotted. Oh, and it goes by some great coffee shops! In summers you may see some tube floaters going by. Just a great natural resource to help us unwind.
I lived in Eau Claire for a year, and going out to hike on this trail was one of my favorite things to do. I love all the nature that involves the city, and the trail can give you a very good taste of it.
Eau Claire is blessed with two state trails (also the Old Abe State Trail), plus an extensive urban trail system. The Chippewa River Trail starts within the city limits and continues south to Durand, a nice little town of 2,000 about 45 minutes (by car). The trail is entirely paved and after one leaves the city, ventures through farm fields... 更多
I walked parts of the trail in different areas and it is beautiful, especially by Phoenix Park. While it gets much use, the folks seem respectful of following the guidelines. Families, friends, solos, walkers, cyclers, dogs, etc. were on it. There are historical signs here and there in the parks it goes through plus some sort of planet information stations... 更多
We travelled to Eau Claire for our son's State Baseball Tournament and stayed at the Quality Inn. Unfortunately the hotel did not have an exercise room, so I checked out the bike/walking trails online prior to arriving in Eau Claire. The trail was only a few blocks from our hotel so it was easily accessible. 3 out of 4 days... 更多
If you can trailer a bike, you could ride this trail for miles. There are various access points, but it's actually more wooded than I thought it would be, so bring bug spray too! There aren't any easily accessible places to rent bikes, or small watercraft, which I found surprising There is one place about five minutes from one access... 更多
I run on various segments of the trail several times each week. The trail is well maintained and goes through some very scenic areas of the city.