Loop Trail South of Stillwater MN


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


Board of Directors Meeting - April 8, 2020,  Town of Somerset Town Hall - 748 HWY 35, Somerset, Wisconsin (Next to the Fire Station) - 6:30 p.m.

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.

Join the Coalition Board as a member or Alternate. 
Join the Communications Committee an Alternate. 
Send inquiries about applying to

Loop Trail Quick Facts 

Stillwater Lift Bridge Closed 8/2/17 & will
remain closed until spring of 2020.

Much of the nearly five-mile Loop Trail is accessible. The only parts of the trail that are not open are the Stillwater Lift bridge and a portion of the trail on Houlton Hill from the Hilltop Trailhead down to the Lift bridge.

In Wisconsin, you can park in the park & ride lot on the south side of Hwy 35/Co. Rd. E and in the parking lot at the end of the street in front of Houlton Elementary. 

The Main Trailhead across from Houlton Elementary School opened in July 2019.  However the Trailhead at the top of the hill from the Historic Lift Bridge remains closed until the Lift Bridge refurbishment is complete and that Bridge reopens for trail traffic.

No parking for the Loop Trail is available in the 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 2018. There are 30 regular parking spots along with two handicapped.

for detailed WisDOT information

Click below for a history of bicycling.

 Construction News

St. Croix River Crossing Bridge Opened  August 2, 2017

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.

Bike & Hike the Valley

Andre' Johnson, Chairperson   Email Address:  scbptc@gmail.com