Gandy Dancer State Trail

Gandy Dancer State Trail, St. Croix Falls, Wi

This county-operated 98-mile multi-use trail crosses the Wisconsin / Minnesota border twice on its way from St. Croix Falls to near Superior.

The Gandy Dancer State Trail is divided into a northern segment and a southern segment. Trail uses for the two segments are also divided. Most of the year the southern segment allows only non-motorized recreation on the trail, while the northern segment offers motorized recreation year-round. The south trail segment is 47 miles from St. Croix Falls to Danbury offers a more traditional and leisurely rail-trail experience. The north trail segment is 51 miles from Danbury to Superior is primarily a snowmobile/ATV trail. The north segment is more remote with fewer communities and services. A highlight is the 520-foot bridge over the scenic St. Croix River near Danbury. Hike, touring bike, mountain bike, ski, snowmobile.

The trail begins at St. Croix Falls and passes through Centuria, Milltown, Luck, Frederic and Lewis. The short distances between these towns makes the Gandy Dancer Trail the most user friendly trail in the Midwest with easy access for food, lodging, parking and other areas to explore. There is a former railroad depot in Frederick that was converted into a museum and is worth a stop to see some of the history of the trail.

98-mile the Gandy Dancer trail provides a wide-range of recreational uses to access to nine villages within the Burnett, Douglas, and Polk Counties in Wisconsin and Pine County in Minnesota. From April 1 through December 1 the trail may be used for hiking, biking, and nature study. Horseback riding and ATVs are allowed all-year on the trail north of Highway 77 in Danbury. Visitors may find dining, lodging, shops, and other areas to explore in these communities. You will also notice the gradual change from hard-wood forests to pine and other soft-wood trees. There is the possibility of encountering bear. Governor Knowles State Forest and Crex Meadows Wildlife Area are near the trail. Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park is 2.5 miles west of the trail just off of County Highway U, about halfway between Danbury and Webster. Pattison State Park and the Wild Rivers State Trail are near the north end of the trail.

Gandy Dancer State Trail Map

Gandy Dancer State Trail in the City of St. Croix Falls - Polk County (Northwest WI).


Gandy Dancer State Trail - Douglas County Forestry Dept.
P.O. Box 211,
Solon Springs, WI 54873
United States
Gandy Dancer State Trail - Burnett County Parks Department
7410 County Road K #106
Siren, WI 54872
United States
(715) 378-2219, (715) 349-2157, (715) 485-9294, 715-485-9110 (fax)
Toll-Free 1-800-222-POLK, (715) 485-9294, 715-483-1410, 715-485-9110 (fax)
Location at Polk County: Polk County Parks & Recreation Department, 100 Polk Plaza #10 Balsam Lake, WI 54810

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