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Old Abe State Trail

Trail facts

  • Rail trail: Yes
  • Length: 20 miles
  • Surface: Asphalt
  • Counties: Chippewa
  • Communities: Cornell, Jim Falls, Chippewa Falls


Lake Wissota: Parking is available near the trail at County Highway O north of Lake Wissota and at Lake Wissota State Park.

Jim Falls: Parking is available near the trail at County Highway S in Jim Falls.

Cornell: Parking is available near the trail at State Highway 64 in Cornell and at Brunet Island State Park.


The trail is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. year-round.


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

Planning and Management

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

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