La Crosse River State Trail

View Website Favorite (5) 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; 7 days a week; Nov 1-Apr 30: 8:30am–4:30pm; Mon-Fri.

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

Nearby Places

B & E's Trees Maple Open House 3/16/2019 Cashton - 14.35 miles away
Coulee Region Polar Plunge 3/01/2019 - 3/02/2019 La Crosse - 15.51 miles away
Greater La Crosse Golf Show 3/01/2019 - 3/02/2019 La Crosse - 15.73 miles away
St. Patrick's Day Parade 3/17/2018 La Crosse - 15.8 miles away
Custom Auto Show 3/08/2019 - 3/10/2019 La Crosse - 16.01 miles away
Jenn Bostic 3/01/2019 La Crosse - 16.04 miles away
Tommy Ryman 3/09/2019 La Crosse - 16.04 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.