La Crosse Nature Guide
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Cross Country Skiing
Location / Access
5784 Thistledown Dr
La Crosse, WI 54601
(Lat-Longitude: 43.807575, -91.194248)
From Losey Blvd, head east on Main Street, which will become Bliss Rd up the bluff. Slightly past the Grandad's Bluff Rd and Alpine Inn, turn right onto Briarwood Ave. Stay right where Briarwood becomes Thistledown Dr. The trailhead is at the end of the cul-de-sac.
Map View of Location
There is a small parking area in front of the gate at the trailhead.
Street View of Parking Area
Accessible By Public Transport?
Biodiversity Rating: 4/5
None available at this time
Easy (top of quarry)
Moderate (down to quarry)
Pets Allowed on Leash
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 Dobson Tract is part of the La Crosse Blufflands Project - learn more on MVC's website here.