Loop Trail South of Stillwater MN

 Construction News

St. Croix River Crossing Bridge Opened  August 2, 2017

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.

Loop Trail Quick Facts 

Stillwater Lift Bridge Closed 8/2/17 & will
remain closed until Early Fall 2019.

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.  However both trailhead lots remain closed until signing is installed. The shelters, the main trailhead and the restrooms also are closed until picnic tables, benches, bike racks and other equipment is installed by early this summer.

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

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

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.

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


Bike & Hike the Valley

Click below for a history of bicycling.


Communications Committee Meeting - September 4, 2019, New Richmond Civic Center, 156 East First Street, New Richmond, WI - 6:30 p.m.

Board of Directors Meeting - September 11, 2019, Town of Somerset Town Hall, 748 HWY 35, Somerset, Wisconsin (Next to the Fire Station) - 6:30 p.m.