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Level: Easiest
Length: 98 mi (157.7 km)
Surface: Greenway
Configuration: Other
Elevation: +56/83 ft
Total: 16 riders
 

Mountain Biking Gandy Dancer

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#99 of 385 mountain bike trails in Wisconsin
#4,311 in the world

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."

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/gandydancer/

First added by Greg Heil on Apr 13, 2015. Last updated Apr 24, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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  • jasfoto
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    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.

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  • stumpyfsr   ✓ supporter
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    Rail-to-trail, flat, wide and beginner friendly. Or simply to enjoy riding when other trails closed.

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