La Crosse Nature Guide

A one-stop resource of outdoor places for nature connections in La Crosse County

Dobson Tract

Hiking/Walking

Snow-shoeing

Cross Country Skiing

Location / Access

Address:

5784 Thistledown Dr

La Crosse, WI 54601

(Lat-Longitude: 43.807575, -91.194248)

Directions:

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

Parking:

There is a small parking area in front of the gate at the trailhead.

Street View of Parking Area

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

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Site Information

Dominant Features

 

Biodiversity Rating: 4/5

Trail Map 

None available at this time

Terrain:

Uneven

Unpaved

Moderate Inclines

Difficulty:

Easy (top of quarry)

Moderate (down to quarry)

Pets Allowed on Leash​

Additional Notes:

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

Trees
Tall
Grass
Scenic
Overlook
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.

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