Hixon Forest

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

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

Location / Access

Access Point #1 - Rotary Vista, Bicentennial, Hickory, and Winter Ski Trails

Address:

Milson Ct

La Crosse, WI

(Lat-Longitude: 43.820459, -91.210973)

Directions:

From La Crosse St, head north on Hwy 16 towards Onalaska. Turn right onto Bluff Pass and immediately right onto Milson Ct. Parking lot and trailheads are at the end of the cul-de-sac

Map View of Location

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

Parking:

There is a gravel parking lot at the end of Milson Ct.

Overview of Parking Location & Trailhead

Access Point #2 -  Bicentennial Trail 

Address:

Cty Rd FA

La Crosse, WI 54601

(Lat-Longitude: 43.821673, -91.191672)

Directions:

From Losey Blvd, head east on Main Street, which becomes Bliss Rd. Continue past the entrance to Grandad's Bluff to Cty Road FA. Turn left onto FA. The trailhead will be on your left opposite the National Weather Service and Upper Hixon Forest.

Map View of Location

Parking:

There is a gravel parking lot across the road from the trailhead.

Street View of Trailhead

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

Access Point #3 -  Rotary Vista Trail 

Address:

Rim of the City Rd

La Crosse, WI 54601

(Lat-Longitude: 43.826307, -91.204204)

Directions:

From Losey Blvd, head east on Main Street, which becomes Bliss Rd. Continue past the entrance to Grandad's Bluff to Cty Road FA. Turn left onto FA. Turn left onto Rim of the City Rd. Trailhead will be on your left.

Map View of Location

Parking:

Parking regulations to be determined.

Street View of Trailhead

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

Access Point #4 -  Oak Trail 

Address:

Bliss Rd

La Crosse, WI 54601

(Lat-Longitude: 43.815192, -91.211616)

Directions:

From Losey Blvd, head east on Main Street, which becomes Bliss Rd. At the first sharp righthand curve up Bliss Rd there will be a gravel parking lot at the trailhead. Use caution crossing the road to the parking lot.

Map View of Location

Parking:

There is a gravel parking lot at the trailhead.

Street View of Parking Location

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

Access Point #5 -  Oak Trail 

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

Map View of Location

Address:

Bliss Rd

La Crosse, WI 54601

(Lat-Longitude: 43.812339, -91.191813)

Directions:

From Losey Blvd, head east on Main Street, which becomes Bliss Rd. Continue on Bliss Rd up the Bluff. The trailhead parking lot will be on your left just past Alpine Inn.

Parking:

There is a gravel parking lot at the trailhead.

Street View of Trailhead

Access Point #6 -  Oak Trail (Alternative Trail Access) 

Address:

Bliss Rd

La Crosse, WI 54601

(Lat-Longitude: 43.815087, -91.209074)

Directions:

From Losey Blvd, head east on Main Street, which becomes Bliss Rd. Continue on Bliss Rd up the Bluff. Just past the trailhead is a second gravel parking area on your left.

Map View of Location

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

Parking:

There is a gravel parking lot. No kiosk at this site. Trail access at far side of parking area.

Street View of Parking Location

Site Information

Dominant Features

Biodiversity Rating: 3/5

Trail Map (click for map) courtesy of City of La Crosse

Winter Ski Trail Map courtesy of City of La Crosse

Terrain:

Uneven

Unpaved

Mixed Inclines - Refer to Trail Map

Difficulty:

Easy to Difficult - Refer to Trail Map

Pets Allowed on Leash

Additional Notes:

  • Hixon Forest Trails connect at various points throughout the forest.

Property Management and Link to More Information:

This property is owned and maintained by the City of La Crosse. For more information, click here.

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La Crosse Nature Guide

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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