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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
  • State and National Trails
    • Yes
  • Difficulty
    • Easy

Nearby Places

1
Kriskindlmarkt 11/27/2020 - 12/12/2020 Sparta - 7.37 miles away
2
Sparta's Fall Fest 10/10/2020 Sparta - 7.38 miles away
3
CANCELED - Will to Ben Bike Tour 10/03/2020 - 10/09/2020 Sparta - 7.39 miles away
4
CANCELED - House of Shadows 10/10/2020 - 10/31/2020 Sparta - 8.01 miles away
5
Norskedalen's Ghoulees in the Coulees 10/30/2020 - 10/31/2020 Coon Valley - 13.55 miles away
6
Norskedalen's Civil War Immersion Weekend 10/10/2020 - 10/11/2020 Coon Valley - 13.68 miles away
7
Festival Foods Turkey Trot 11/26/2020 Onalaska - 14.26 miles away
8
Holiday Fair 11/19/2020 - 11/22/2020 La Crosse - 17.08 miles away

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Certified: (Req. 30 Points)

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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.