La Crosse River State 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: 43.859840, -91.201432)

Directions:

Heading north on West Ave S toward Jackson St, turn right onto La Crosse St 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.

Map View of Location (pin location approx.)

Parking:

There is a paved parking lot at the trailhead.

Overview of Trailhead & Parking

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

Access Point #2  

Address:

Leonard St S and Mill St S

West Salem, WI 54669

(Lat-Longitude: 43.894701, -91.080514)

Directions:

Start on I-90 E and continue to Neshonoc Rd in West Salem. Take exit 12 toward Wisconsin C/W Salem. Turn left onto Neshonoc Rd, then turn left onto City Loop, and then turn left onto Jefferson St E. Turn right on Mills St and then turn left into the West Salem Bike Depot parking lot where you can access the trail. 

Map View of Location

Parking:

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

Street View of Trailhead & Parking

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

Access Point #3  

Address:

S Commercial St

Rockland, WI 54653

(Lat-Longitude: 43.902879, -90.920098)

Directions:

From La Crosse, start on I-90 E towards Madison. Take exit 15 for WI-162 toward Bangor/Coon Valley. Turn left on WI-162 N. Turn right onto 17th Ave N. (17th Ave N turns left and becomes Commercial St) Continue onto Co Hwy U, then turn right onto N Commercial St.

Map View of Location

Parking:

Roadside parking near trail.

Street View of Trail Access

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

Site Information

Dominant Features

Biodiversity Rating: 5/5

Trail Map - La Crosse River State Trail

(click for map) 

courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Terrain:

Unpaved

Flat

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.

Property Management and Link to More Information:

This property is owned and managed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. More information 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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