Gandy Dancer

1.50 out of 5
View Topo Map


↑ 200 ft
↓ 300 ft

avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
According to the Wisconsin DNR, "This 98-mile interstate trail crosses into Minnesota and then back again into Wisconsin on its way from St. Croix Falls to its connection with the Saunders State Trail just south of Superior. In Wisconsin, the trail is maintained and managed by Polk, Burnett and Douglas counties. The Minnesota DNR manages the section of the Gandy Dancer trail in Minnesota.
Built on a former railroad corridor, the trail is named for the work crews who laid the railroad tracks. The crews used tools made by the Gandy Tool Company of Chicago. The crews were known to work by keeping their voices and the movement of their feet and tools in harmony. This manner of work led the crews to become known as "Gandy Dancers."

The level grade and limestone surface make this trail suitable for bicyclists, walkers and joggers. A state trail pass is required for bicycling. You can buy annual and daily passes from designated vendors along the trail or at the Polk and Burnett County tourism centers."
added by Greg HeilWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
Directions to Trailhead
Get Directions
Create a free Singletracks account to get directions to this trail.

Trail Q&A
Rider Questions
Please login or create an account to ask a question.
Local Info & Nearby Trails
Trail Check-ins
Trail Check-ins
what's this?
Recent Trail Check-ins     (34 total check-ins)
  Brandon M   on Sep 9, 2018
  Jason Kunshier   on Jul 13, 2018
  Jason Kunshier   on Jul 8, 2018
  Jason Kunshier   on May 24, 2018
  Jason Kunshier   on May 10, 2018
Photo & Video Gallery (1)
Trail Photos & Videos (1)
Reviews (2)


April 20, 2017
jasfoto Gnarly  
Review: Not a mountain bike trail. Flat and straight gravel/crushed limestone trail. Nice trail for getting of the road and going from town to town in western Wisconsin.

Similar Trail: Luce Line

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No


August 1, 2016
stumpyfsr Singletrack  
Review: Rail-to-trail, flat, wide and beginner friendly. Or simply to enjoy riding when other trails closed.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No

Gandy Dancer MTB Trail 1.50 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
Trail Conditions
Trail Conditions          < / > embed
Feature Article
Trails Under Attack: Motorized Use Proposed for the Gandy Dancer Trail in Wisconsin