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.

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

Nearby Places

1
Skyrockers New Year's Eve Fireworks at the Bluff 12/31/2017 La Crosse - 13.86 miles away
2
Winter Extravaganza 1/19/2019 Fort McCoy - 15.62 miles away
3
Midwest Farm Show 1/09/2019 - 1/10/2019 La Crosse - 16.01 miles away
4
Miracle on Christmas Lake 12/13/2018 - 12/16/2018 La Crosse - 16.04 miles away
5
Paint & Pour 9/17/2018 La Crosse - 16.04 miles away
6
String Ties 12/19/2018 - 12/20/2018 La Crosse - 16.04 miles away
7
Johnsmith with Larry Dalton & Dan Sebranek 1/11/2019 - 1/12/2019 La Crosse - 16.04 miles away
8
Old School Variety Show 1/19/2019 La Crosse - 16.04 miles away

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  • Use low-flow water fixtures.
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  • Offer bicycles for use or rental.