La Crosse Nature Guide

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Grandad Bluff Park

Hiking/Walking

Location / Access

Access Point 

Address:

3020 Grandad Bluff Rd

La Crosse, WI 54601

(Lat-Longitude: 43.812911, -91.209426)

Directions:

From La Crosse, head north on West Ave S toward Jackson St. Turn right onto Main St and continue onto Bliss Rd. Turn right onto Grandad Bluff Rd.

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

Map View of Location

(pin location approx.)

Parking:

There is a paved parking lot at the start of the trail.

Overview of Parking & Trailhead

Trailhead

Address:

4082 Grandad Bluff Rd

La Crosse, WI 54601

(Lat-Longitude: 43.811655, -91.205368)

Directions:

From La Crosse, head north on West Ave S toward Jackson St. Turn right onto Main St and continue onto Bliss Rd. Turn right onto Grandad Bluff Rd and continue about 3/4 of a mile. Parking will be on the left.

Map View of Location

Parking:

There is a gravel parking lot at the start of the trail.

View of Parking Lot & Trailhead

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

Alternative Parking

Address:

Grandad Bluff Rd

La Crosse, WI 54601

(Lat-Longitude: 43.812173, -91.205845)

Directions:

From La Crosse, head north on West Ave S toward Jackson St. Turn right onto Main St and continue onto Bliss Rd. Turn right onto Grandad Bluff Rd. In approximately 0.7 miles the trailhead will be on your left.

Map View of Location

Parking:

There is a gravel parking area. 

View of Park Entrance

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

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Site Information

Dominant Features

Biodiversity Rating: 4/5

Tall
Grass
Scenic
Overlook
Trees

Trail Map - (click for map) 

courtesy of City of La Crosse

Terrain:

Uneven

Unpaved

Steep Inclines

Difficulty:

Hard

Pets Allowed on Leash

Property Management and Link to More Information:

Grandad Bluff Park is maintained by the City of La Crosse. More information here.

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