Trail Definitions

Bike Routes – roadway shared with vehicular traffic.

Bike Lanes –shared roadway that have been designated by striping, signing and pavement markings for the preferential/exclusive use of bicycles.

Bike Paths – trails that are physically separated from motorized vehicular traffic.

Other types of trails – walking, hiking, etc. - pedestrian trails

Mission Statement

The 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.


Communications Committee Meeting- New Richmond Civic Center, 156 East First Street, New Richmond,  August 6, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Coalition Board of Directors Meeting - August 8, 2019, Town of Somerset Town Hall, 748 HWY 35, Somerset, Wisconsin (Next to the Fire Station) - 6:30 p.m

Coalition Board of Directors Meeting - September 12, 2019, Town of Somerset Town Hall, 748 HWY 35, Somerset, Wisconsin (Next to the Fire Station) - 6:30 p.m. 

Barley John's Raffle Fund Raiser - September 13, 2019 - Barley John's Brewing Company, 1280 Madison Ave, New Richmond, 5 - 7 p.m. 

Autumn Trek Bicycle Ride - sponsored by River Valley Trails - September 16, 2019 - Various length and difficulty rides available - Starts at Hoffman Park in River Falls, WI - for more information and registration details see

 Construction News

St. Croix River Crossing Bridge Opened  August 2, 2017

Andre' Johnson, Chairperson   Email Address:

Click below for a history of bicycling.

Bike & Hike the Valley

Welcome to the St. Croix Bike and Pedestrian Trail 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.

Loop Trail South of Stillwater MN

Loop Trail Quick Facts 

Stillwater Lift Bridge Closed 8/2/17 & will
remain closed until Spring/Summer 2019

In WI, the asphalt Park & Ride and access to the Loop Trail (across from Houlton Elementary) opened May 24, 2018. There are 50 parking spots and 4 handicapped spots.  No parkng available in the snow storage site or in Houlton Elementary School's parking lots.

In MN, the new Upper Loop Trail parking lot along the east side of Hwy 95 north of the new bridge and south of Stillwater opened for Memorial Day. There are 30 regular parking spots along with two handicapped

Main Trailhead will be completed by July 4, 2018.  No water or restroom facilities until fall of 2018.

Remainder of Loop Trail Construction will be completed by end of October.

Trail from Hilltop Trailhead to the Stillwater Lift Bridge will be closed until Spring/Summer 2019.

Underpass under Hwy 64 reopened July 2018 .

for detailed WisDOT information