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Chippewa Falls 1  Old Abe State Trail    16.4mi       715-232-1242
  The trail is an abandoned railroad grade that has been developed for recreation. It runs from WI County Road S north of Chippewa Falls to Cornell WI. The most scenic stretch is between the towns of Jim Falls and Cornell where it follows the Chippewa River. It is a nice trail to relax and enjoy nature while getting an easy workout. Doing the trail from trailhead to trailhead and back will provide a 32.8 mile course. It is an enjoyable way to spend a morning or afternoon (Bruce Kuehl). Pros: Nice scenery. Farmland, woods, river, wetland, wildlife. Nicely paved blacktop surface. Seldom crowded. Jim Falls and Cornell have businesses near by where you can get refreshments.Level and straight (no hills, few curves). Cons: Rollerbladers/skiers should note that the blacktop is slightly worn in the middle of the trail from snowmobiles, but is in generally good condition for skiing along the sides. Level and straight (no hills, few curves). 
Clam Lake 2  CR GG - Clam Lake    20m      
  Starting in Clam Lake, take County Road GG south to Highway 70 (town of Draper). It is 20 miles one way on good pavement, no rocks, slightly rolling and very little traffic.(Submitted by Gerry Hansen) 
Cumberland 3  CR 8 3/4 - Cumberland    10.5m      
  Off Highway 63 just north of Cumberland turn east on County Road B(this is the other direction from Timberland Hills). Go 2 miles on B and take a left at County Rd 8 3/4...go north about a quarter mile and park at the dead end road. Brand new surface, very rolling with great vistas. Nice long climbs and tuckable downhills. Very little traffic on what used to be gravel roads. Head north and follow the pavement into the village of Barronet and turn around. A couple of big dogs at about the half mile mark but they are always chained up Pros: Nice rolling terrain, new surface, little traffic, easy run outs, good long climbs, great vistas Cons: some gravel at the two intersections that you will turn to follow the pavement. (Submitted by John O'Connell) 
Cumberland 4  CR H - Cumberland    7.6m      
  On the corner of Highway 63 and County Road H just north of Cumberland. Out and back stretch on the north side of Beaver Dam lake. Brand new ashphalt, 3 ft shoulders, rolling with a couple of medium hills.It is 3.6 miles from 63 to the turnoff to the Cumberland Golf course. You can continue on quite a ways but the pavemwnt is much rougher after that Pros: Nice, smooth, rolling road with views of the Beaver Dam Lake Cons: Length and some traffic on weekday afternoons. (Submitted by John O'Connell) 
Hayward 5  CR S - Hayward    12m      
  Take County Hwy B 18 miles east of Hayward to S. Turn left on S and park next to the National Forest sign. Ski on S about 6 miles to Moose Lake Road. Turn right and start a long, gradual climb. The pavement ends 6 miles from the bridge. (Submitted by Sue Backman) Pros: This is a 12 mile stretch of new pavement that rolls along the Chippewa River. There are some nice climbs and very little traffic. In the middle of the summer we saw more runners, bikers, in-line skaters, and roller skiers than cars. 
Hayward 6  Upper A Rd - Hayward Route    30k      
  Upper Highway A: 20 miles, there and back. Start at intersection of Highway 77 and County Road A at Dow's Corners and Spider Lake Hotel east of Hayward, Wisconsin. Head north on County Road A to where blacktop Side trip off of Upper Hwy A: Brandt Road/Morgan Road. 10 miles there and back. Approximately 1 mile into Upper Highway A ride, take right on Brandt Road. Come to 4 way intersection at approximately 2 miles and take right on Morgan Road. Continue on Morgan Road to Hwy 77 and return back same way. Pros: Long uphills (Birkie like), new asphalt, aerobic, nice scenery, wooded. Cons: Long downhills, watch for some stones at the bottom of hills especially after rain. Helmet/protective gear is encouraged. (Submitted by Dan Manson) 
River Falls 7  DeSanctis Park Trail         
  Several small connecting loops on about 25 acres on the outskirts of River Falls. This is a brand new park sandwiched between farm land and suburban development. It includes an old farm pond. Usually very good rollerskiing! (Submitted by Louis Muench) 
Sarona 8  CR B - Sarona    6 mi      
  From Highway 53 south of Spooner take Highway B east about 5 miles to smooth pavement. From Highway 70 west of Stone Lake turn west on Highway B. Turnoffs for parking on northside of road including Nordic Woods ski trail parking lot. Pros: Beautiful rolliing terrain and smooth pavement with shoulders. Cons: Potential high traffic after 9AM and summer months. (Submitter: Dick Pebler) 
Washburn 9  Forest Road 236    20 mi      
  Moderate hills, very little traffic, smooth asphalt road. 20 miles one way. Go 7-8 miles northwest from Washburn toward Cornucopia on CR C, turn south on Forest Rd 236 and you'll find small logging road pull outs area for parking. [ Submitted by Matt Edmunds ] 

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