Southeast of Minneapolis and south of Eau Claire, the Buffalo River State Trail is a 36 mile trek along an old railgrade through several counties including Trempealeau, Jackson and Eau Claire from the town of Mondovi to Fairchild. The Buffalo River State Trail is a 36 mile multi-use trail that runs between Mondovi and Fairchild. Designated parking lots are located at each end of the trail in Mondovi and Fairchild as well as a small parking area east of Osseo on Hwy 10.
Directions to trailheads for Buffalo River State Trail:
Mondovi Trailhead - western terminus: exit I-10 at Washington St., go south. You will pass two streets, turn left at third street. Trailhead will be on right after you pass Monroe St. GPS: 44.566,-91.661 790
Fairchild Trailhead - eastern terminus: trailhead is located at the intersection of Hwy 12 and Hwy 27, just southwest of town.
This is a multi-use route shared by horseback riders, hikers, mountain bikers, ATV riders and in the winter, snowmobilers. It is managed by the Perrot State Park, which is not near the trail.