La Crosse River State Trail

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Information: 608-337-4775

Open 6 am to 11 pm year round.

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.

  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Parks, Forests, Trails
  • Difficulty
    • Easy
  • Trail Length (miles)
    • 22
  • State and National Trails
    • Yes
  • Trails
    • Yes

Nearby Places

CPKC Holiday Train - Sparta 12/05/2023 Sparta - 7.42 miles away
CPKC Holiday Train - La Crosse 12/05/2023 La Crosse - 15.98 miles away
The Wolves 12/01/2023 - 12/03/2023 La Crosse - 15.98 miles away
Schuby's Neighborhood Butcher: The Butcher Counter 12/28/2023 La Crosse - 16.77 miles away
Sana Illahe 12/08/2023 La Crosse - 17.13 miles away
String Ties Holiday Show 2023 12/14/2023 - 12/15/2023 La Crosse - 17.13 miles away
CPKC Holiday Train - Tomah 12/05/2023 Tomah - 22.86 miles away