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Welcome to the St. Croix Bike & Pedestrian Trails Coalition web site!

The Coalition is a grassroots effort of St. Croix County residents to create a coordinated bike and pedestrian trail network in St. Croix County Wisconsin. 


The Trail Coalition's mission is to support the development of a multi-use bike/pedestrian trail system and road accommodations network throughout St. Croix County and beyond that connects to the St. Croix River Crossing Loop Trail, creates safe commuting and recreational opportunities, encourages healthy life styles, and promotes tourism and commerce in the greater St. Croix County area.


The Inspiration

The long anticipated St. Croix River Crossing Project and its accompanying 4.7 mile Loop Trail situated in both Minnesota and Wisconsin provided the impetus for  St. Croix County residents interested in trails to 

put some organized effort into  trail creation and connections.  As with most grassroots efforts, this one started around a proverbial kitchen table.

The History

The stunning St. Croix River Crossing Bridge (seen above), a unique extradosed design, replaced the Historic Stillwater Lift Bridge as the St. Croix River crossing between Wisconsin and Minnesota on August 2, 2017.  However, the City of Stillwater's iconic bridge was historically repurposed into a bike and pedestrian trail connection between the two states.  The Lift Bridge is set to open in late May/early June 2020 and will complete the Loop Trail.