BIKES ARE PERFECT FOR GETTING AROUND TOWN, but is also one of the best ways to relax around the Chippewa Valley. With miles of trails, take the ol’ two-wheeler out for a nice leisurely ride – or join a race and let out some stress.


The Chippewa River State Trail cuts right through Eau Claire, connecting to campus by Haas Fine Arts and the footbridge. It stretches toward Owen Park, or behind Water Street. Take the Owen Park direction for a more urban, city bike ride that takes you through neighborhoods and past shops and old factories. Take the route down Water Street to get out of town fast and into some gorgeous terrain along the Chippewa River.

Eau Claire Bike Map


If you’re eager to hit the road on two wheels, grab a copy of the latest edition of the Chippewa Valley Bike Map. In addition to detailed, color-coded maps of trails and routes in the city and beyond, the map includes a list of bike shops and other resources. You’ll find your free copy at local bike shops, libraries, and other spots, or you can download one at

Eau Claire Hiking Trails

Chippewa Valley Hiking and Bike Trails

Interactive map that shows trail maps, Google Maps, photos and write-ups.