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Buffalo River State Trail

Trail facts

  • Rail Trail: Yes
  • Length: 36 miles
  • Surface: a combination of railroad ballast and limestone screenings
  • Counties: Eau Claire, Jackson, Trempealeau, Buffalo
  • Communities: Mondovi, Eleva, Strum, Osseo, Fairchild


The trail is easily accessible from all directions. The entire trail, from Fairchild to Mondovi, parallels State Highway 10 from the east and west. From the north and south, Interstate 94 and State Highway 53 intersect the trail near Osseo and State Highway 93 intersects the trail in Eleva.


The trail is open year-round.


Each bicyclist or horseback rider age 16 or older needs a Wisconsin state trail pass while using the trail.

Management and planning

For more information about planning for this property, see Property Master Plans.

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