Great River State Park Trail

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There are multiple access points for this location. Specific details for each trailhead can be found numbered, respectively, below. Alternative access points are marked on the map in green.

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

Location / Access

Access Point #1 

Address:

Cty Hwy B

La Crosse, WI 54601

(Lat-Longitude: 43.859722, -91.201517)

Directions:

Heading north on West Ave S toward Jackson St, turn right onto La Crosse St and then turn left onto WI-16. Continue straight onto WI-16 E/WI-16 Trunk E. Turn right onto Co Hwy B/Co Rd B. Turn left onto Great River State Park Trail.

Overview of Trailhead & Parking

Map View of Location

Parking:

There is a paved parking lot.

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

Access Point #2 

Address:

Oak Forest Dr

Onalaska, WI 54650

(Lat-Longitude: 43.873632, -91.228096)

Directions:

From La Crosse, head north on West Ave S toward Jackson St. Continue onto Lang Dr and continue onto George St. Turn right onto Rose St and then keep left to stay on Rose St. Turn right onto Oak Forest Dr. Take a slight right to stay on Oak Forest Dr.

Map View of Location

Parking:

There is a paved parking lot.

Street View of Trailhead & Parking

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

Access Point #3 -  Great River Landing 

Address:

107 S Court S

Onalaska, WI 54650

(Lat-Longitude: 43.882405, -91.234632)

Directions:

From La Crosse, follow West Ave S, George St, and Rose St to 2nd Ave S in Onalaska. Continue onto 2nd Ave S, then turn left onto Irvin St. Turn right onto Court Rd/Great River State Park Trail.

Street View of Trailhead

Map View of Location

Parking:

There is a paved parking lot at the trailhead.

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

Access Point #4  

Address:

Cty Rd ZN

Onalaska, WI 54650

(Lat-Longitude: 43.927768, -91.258884)

Directions:

From La Crosse, follow West Ave S, George St, and Rose St to 2nd Ave S in Onalaska. Continue onto 2nd Ave S to follow WI-35 N. Turn left onto County Rd OT then turn left onto County Rd ZN.

Street View of Trailhead

Map View of Location

Parking:

There is a paved parking lot adjacent to the trailhead.

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

Access Point #5  

Address:

Lytle Rd

Onalaska, WI 54650

(Lat-Longitude: 43.959284, -91.336843)

Directions:

From La Crosse, follow West Ave S, George St, and Rose St to 2nd Ave S in Onalaska. Continue straight onto WI-35 N/2nd Ave S. Turn left onto County Rd and continue onto County Hwy Z.

Parking:

There is a paved parking lot at the trail entrance.

Map View of Location

Overview of Trailhead & Parking

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

Site Information

Dominant Features

Biodiversity Rating: 5/5

Trail Map (click for map) 

courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Terrain:

Flat

Unpaved

Difficulty:

Easy 

Pets Allowed on Leash

Additional Notes:

  • Bikers 16 years and older require a State Trail Pass. Not required for other activities.

  • Trail is shared with snowmobiles in winter.

  • Trail is poorly maintained.

Property Management and Link to More Information:

This property is owned and maintained by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

For more information, click here.

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

This creation of this Guidebook was a collaborative effort, led by the Nature Connections program of the La Crosse County Health Department. The program is currently funded by Mayo Clinic Health System and the Paul E. Stry Foundation. Thank you to the following organizations for their support:

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