La Crosse River State Trail

View Website Favorite (3) W1049 County Rd U - Bangor, WI 54614
Information: 608-269-4123
Toll Free: 888-540-8434

Office Hours: May 1-Oct 31 8:30am-4:30pm daily; Nov 1-Apr 30 8:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri. Trail open daily during daylight hours.

A delightful 21.5-mile ride along the La Crosse River between Sparta and La Crosse. The trail is a middle link between the Elroy-Sparta Trail and the Great River Trail. On the way it runs close to an active rail line and a wave from the train engineers is always guaranteed. In Bangor, a short spur trail takes you to a pleasant town park.West Salem has a number of historic buildings including the home of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hamlin Garland and the unique Palmer-Gullickson Octagon Home. In the mid-19th century, octagon houses were thought to be the ideal human habitation. The theory was promoted by a man named Orson Fowler. He also believed you could tell a person's character by the bumps on their head. Neither idea caught on as well as the bike trail.

  • Trails
    • Yes
  • Trail Length (miles)
    • 24
  • Surface Type
    • Crushed Rock
  • Difficulty
    • Easy
  • State and National Trails
    • Yes

Nearby Places

1
The Stories We Tell 10/20/2017 - 10/22/2017 La Crosse - 16.04 miles away
2
Halls of Terror Haunted House 10/13/2017 - 10/14/2017 Prairie du Chien - 59.13 miles away
3
Fall Art Tour 10/20/2017 - 10/22/2017 Baraboo - 67.57 miles away
4
Fall Art Tour 10/20/2017 - 10/22/2017 Spring Green - 68.24 miles away
5
Flyway Film Festival 10/18/2017 - 10/22/2017 Pepin - 70.82 miles away
6
Fall Art Tour 10/20/2017 - 10/22/2017 Dodgeville - 74.3 miles away
7
Flyway Film Festival 10/18/2017 - 10/22/2017 Stockholm - 76.47 miles away
8
Flyway Film Festival 10/18/2017 - 10/22/2017 Maiden Rock - 82.9 miles away

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Green Innovations

  • Printers set to automatically duplex.
  • Use low-flow water fixtures.
  • Train and evaluate staff on sustainability practices.
  • Conduct Focus on Energy audits/site assessments.
  • Offer bicycles for use or rental.