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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.

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

Nearby Places

1
Sparta Butterfest 6/10/2021 - 6/13/2021 Sparta - 7.26 miles away
2
VIRTUAL - Fireside Chats with Santa 12/03/2020 - 12/24/2020 Sparta - 7.39 miles away
3
VIRTUAL - Tree Lighting Ceremony 12/04/2020 - 12/31/2020 Sparta - 7.68 miles away
4
Sparta Holiday Lights 12/04/2020 - 1/01/2021 Sparta - 7.69 miles away
5
Holiday Drive-Thru Parade "Light It Up" 12/04/2020 Sparta - 8 miles away
6
Norskedalen's Old Fashioned Christmas 12/05/2020 - 12/20/2020 Coon Valley - 13.54 miles away
7
Celebrate Onalaska 6/25/2021 - 6/26/2021 Onalaska - 14.21 miles away
8
Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck & Tractor Pull 6/24/2021 - 6/26/2021 Tomah - 22.09 miles away

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Certified: (Req. 30 Points)

To be certified through Travel Green Wisconsin, all participants must achieve at least 30 points on the Travel Green Wisconsin Checklist. The more points a business attains, the greener they are in their operations.

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.