GANDY DANCER TRAIL
The 98-mile recreation trail follows the railroad grade from St. Croix Falls north to Superior. Recreational use on the trail is divided by geographic location: south half and north half. The south trail segment extends 47 miles from St. Croix Falls to Danbury, paralleling State Highway 35 most of the distance. This segment has a crushed limestone surface, and offers a smooth hard surfaced trail with use limited to biking and hiking from April through November. A Wisconsin State Trail Pass is required.
The north segment runs from Danbury, through a portion of eastern Minnesota, and back into Wisconsin before reaching Superior. The 51-mile segment offers a more remote trail experience. Hiking, mountain biking, and ATV use is permitted. No pass is needed to use the north section of the trail, but motorized recreational vehicles must display valid registration.
From December to March, when a 4" snow base is present, the entire trail is operated as a snowmobile trail. Mile post signs mark the distances from the south to the north. In Wisconsin, the trail is operated by the Polk, Burnett, and Douglas County Parks Departments, and is owned by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. In Minnesota, the trail is owned and operated by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.