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La Crosse River State Trail

View Website Favorite (6) 111 Milwaukee St - Sparta, WI 54656
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.

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

Nearby Places

1
Sparta Butterfest 6/10/2021 - 6/13/2021 Sparta - 7.26 miles away
2
Full Moon Bike Rides 5/26/2021 Sparta - 7.39 miles away
3
La Crosse Speedway 2021 Race Season & Opener 5/15/2021 West Salem - 7.57 miles away
4
Concert in The Park - Sparta 5/26/2021 - 8/25/2021 Sparta - 7.7 miles away
5
Concerts In the Park 5/26/2021 - 8/26/2021 Sparta - 7.73 miles away
6
Norskedalen's Midsummer Fest 6/19/2021 Coon Valley - 13.68 miles away
7
Sun Run & Solar Plunge for Special Olympics Wisconsin 6/05/2021 La Crosse - 15.83 miles away
8
Artspire 2021: Art Fair & Sale 6/12/2021 La Crosse - 17.12 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.