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.

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

Nearby Places

La Crosse Interstate Fair 7/19/2017 - 7/23/2017 West Salem - 7.18 miles away
Concerts In the Park 5/31/2017 - 8/23/2017 Sparta - 8.34 miles away
Dark La Crosse Tour 6/10/2017 La Crosse - 15.83 miles away
Trempealeau County Fair 7/20/2017 - 7/23/2017 Galesville - 23.6 miles away
Concerts in the Park 6/07/2017 - 8/16/2017 Reedsburg - 53.78 miles away
Adams County Fair 7/20/2017 - 7/23/2017 Friendship - 56.8 miles away
Villa Louis Presents: Wisconsin Women of Style - The Victorian Wedding 5/06/2017 - 8/06/2017 Prairie Du Chien - 58.79 miles away
Greenwood Concerts in the Park 7/05/2017 - 7/26/2017 Greenwood - 62.57 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.