Gandy Dancer Bike Pass & Event Information

Bike Pass Information

A Wisconsin 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.

7 different vendors sell passes throughout Burnett County: 

  • In Siren: Holiday Station Store (open 24/7), The Lodge at Crooked Lake (open 24/7), and Yourchuck's True Value (open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily) 
  • In Webster: Ace Hardware, Webster Cog and Sprocket, and Northwest Passage-In a New Light Gallery 
  • In Danbury: Log Cabin Store (open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily)

Disabled vets and former prisoners of war (POWs) may obtain a free trail pass.

The regular conservation patron license includes state trail pass rights, so a separate state trail pass is not needed. View the trail map.

Gandy Dancer Trail Events:

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (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 and Parks Department for more information at 715-349-2157.

Upcoming events:

There are no upcoming events planned on the Gandy Dancer Trail in Burnett County at this time. Please note - the trail is not closed to other users during special events; however, please be prepared to encounter these groups on the trail.

Burnett County Forest & Parks will be spraying the Gandy Dancer Trail with herbicide sometime between 6/21/21 and 7/2/21 (depending on weather), in order to control weeds and grasses that are growing on the trail surface.  Spraying will take one day, and notices will be placed on the trail the day of spraying.  Showdown, (Glyphosate, EPA Registration #71368-25-5905) is the product that will be used.  For questions or concerns, please call the Forest & Parks Office at 715-349-2157.

Other Uses on the Gandy Dancer

All-terrain vehicle (ATV)/utility vehicle (UTV) use is not allowed on the Gandy Dancer Trail south of Highway 77 in Burnett County from April 1 through November 30.

From December 1st through March 31st, and once trails are officially open, snowmobiles/ATVs/UTVs may ride the full length of the Gandy Dancer.

If your machine is registered in another state, please go to the WDNR website for information on purchasing a trail pass.