The north section of the Gandy Dancer Trail extends 51 miles from Danbury to Superior. This segment has not been surfaced but the existing railroad grade is relatively level and smooth. It offers a wilder, more-remote trail experience with longer distances between communities and services.
Summer-time recreational uses include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use. No pass is needed to use this section of the trail but motorized recreational vehicles must display a valid registration tag for Wisconsin or Minnesota.
In Burnett County, this segment of the trail extends 0.4 miles from Highway 77 north to the St. Croix river bridge. This 520-foot trestle-bridge is a trail-highlight and crosses more than 75 feet above the wild and scenic St. Croix River into Minnesota.
The entire trail is marked with mile post signs.