A WI State Trail Pass is required for bicyclists 16 years of age or older to ride the Gandy Dancer Trail. You do not need a pass when hiking.
Daily passes are $5.00 and an annual pass is $25.00. These passes are valid on any state bike trail in the state of Wisconsin.
8 different vendors sell passes throughout Burnett County:
Holiday Station Store-South, The Lodge at Crooked Lake, Peggy's Fashion Rack, and Yourchuck's True Value.
Ace Hardware, Webster Cog & Sprocket, & NW Passage-In a New Light Gallery
Log Cabin Store
Disabled vets and former POWs may obtain a free trail pass by following this link: dnr.wi.gov/permits/veterans
The regular conservation patron license includes state trail pass rights, so a separate state trail pass is not needed.
Click here for trail map
Gandy Dancer Trail Events:
The Wisconsin DNR has requirements that need to be followed if your group wants to plan an event using the Gandy Dancer Trail. Please contact the Forest & Parks Dept. for more information at 715-349-2157.
September 24 - Run Down Hunger Walk/Run
Please note - the trail is NOT closed to other users during special events; however, please be prepared to encounter these groups on the trail.
Other Uses on the Gandy Dancer
ATV/UTV use is not allowed on the Gandy Dancer Trail south of Hwy 77 in Burnett County from April 1 - November 30.
From December 1st through March 31st, and once trails are officially open
, snowmobiles may ride the full length of the Gandy Dancer; ATVs/UTVs may ride from Tewalt Road, (which is just south of Siren), and continue north. If there is no snow, and once the Frozen Ground Trail System is open, this same section is open for ATV/UTV use.
If your machine is registered in another state, please follow this link for information on purchasing a trail pass: WDNR