La Crosse Nature Guide

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Beck Tract / Miller Bluff

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Hiking/Walking

Cross Country Skiing

Snow-shoeing

There are multiple access points for this location. Specific details for each trailhead can be found numbered, respectively, below.

To enlarge the map of access points, click on the image.

Location / Access

Access Point #1 

Address:

Bluff Pass

La Crosse, WI 54601

(Lat-Longitude: 43.824859, -91.213531)

Directions:

Heading north towards Onalaska on Hwy 16 from La Crosse St, turn right onto Bluff Pass. The trailhead is at the end of the cul-de-sac. 

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

Map View of Location

Parking:

Limited parking is available along the road at the trailhead. Please do not block driveways.

Street View of Trailhead

Access Point #2

Address:

Rim of the City Rd

La Crosse, WI 54601

(Lat-Longitude: 43.827412, -91.206499)

Directions:

From Losey Blvd, head east on Main St. It turns into Bliss Rd, which winds up the bluff. Approximately .5 mi past the turnoff to Grandad Bluff, turn left on County FA. After about .2 mi turn left onto Rim of the City Rd. Continue to the end of the road where the trailhead is located. 

Map View of Location

Parking:

Parking restrictions being discussed. Obey sign postings.

Map View of Location

Street View of Trailhead

and Parking Area

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

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Trail Map - (click for map) 

Refer to page 9 - Courtesy of MVC

Terrain:

Uneven

Unpaved

Steep Hills

- Flat from Access Point #2 trailhead to overlook

Difficulty:

Easy (From Access Point 2 to overlook)

Moderate (Beyond overlook at Access Point 2)

Hard (from Access Point 1)

Pets Allowed on Leash

Site Information

Dominant Features

 

 

 

 

Biodiversity Rating: 5/5

Trees
Tall
Grass
Scenic
Overlook

Additional Notes:

  • Caution: Hunters may be present on property. Dress accordingly during hunting season.

Property Management and Link to More Information:

This property is protected by Mississippi Valley Conservancy (MVC) and maintained by the City of La Crosse. The Beck Tract/ Miller Bluff is part of the La Crosse Blufflands Project - learn more on MVC's website here.

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