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Cattail State Trail

Trail facts

  • Rail Trail: Yes
  • Length: 18 miles
  • Surface: crushed stone
  • Counties: Polk, Barron
  • Communities: Amery, Turtle Lake, Almena


From the east or west, take U.S. Highway 8 into Turtle Lake or Almena. The trail is near Highway 8 in both communities. The trailhead in Amery is near Highway 46. Take Highway 46 south from Highway 8 into Amery. From the north or south, take U.S. Highway 63 to its connection with Highway 8 just outside of Turtle Lake. Accommodations and services are available year-round in Amery, Almena and Turtle Lake. Restrooms are available at the Amery trailhead.


The trail is open year-round.


A state trail pass is not required to use the Cattail State Trail.

Planning and management

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

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