La Crosse River State Bike Trail, Wisconsin (WI)

Developed on an abandoned rail line, this 21.5-mile trail is a delightful ride along the La Crosse River. The trail runs from Onalaska on the west to Sparta on the east. Prairie remnants, farmlands, trout streams, hardwood forests and wetlands are found along the trail. Packed limestone screenings provide a smooth riding surface.

The railroad bridges have been rebuilt for biking and hiking. The La Crosse River Trail is an important middle link between the Great River State Trail to the north and the Elroy-Sparta State Trail to the east. Beyond Elroy lies the 400 Trail with 22 miles of scenic beauty connecting Elroy to Reedsburg. Recreationalists have approximately 101 miles of biking and hiking between Perrot State Park near Trempealeau and Reedsburg, Wis.

Contact: Wisconsin DNR, 608/337-4775; the La Crosse CVB, 608/782-2366 or 1-800-658-9424; or the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce, 1-800-354-BIKE or 608/269-4123 or La Crosse River State Trail, Inc. FAX (608) 269-3350.


La Crosse River State Trail, Inc.
111 Milwaukee Street
Sparta, WI 54656
United States

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