La Crosse Nature Guide

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Swift Creek Trail

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Hiking/Walking

Biking

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.

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Location / Access

Access Point #1 

Address:

530 Wollan Pl

La Crosse, WI 54601

(Lat-Longitude: 43.791592, -91.245088)

Directions:

Head north on West Ave S toward Jackson St. Turn left at the first cross street onto Jackson St and continue straight. Turn left onto 7th St S. Turn left onto Wollan Pl. Destination will be the Gundersen Health parking lot on your right. Trail access is located at the back of the parking lot.

Map View of Location 

Parking:

None: the Gundersen Health Parking lot is private. Limited parking available on street. 

Street View of Trailhead

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

Access Point #1 

Address:

Joseph Houska Dr

La Crosse, WI 54601

(Lat-Longitude: 43.802483, -91.256212)

Directions:

Head north on West Ave S toward Jackson St. Turn left at the first cross street onto Jackson and continue straight. Turn left onto Norplex Dr then turn right onto Hood St. Turn right onto Joseph Houska Dr. Continue to the end of Joseph Houska Dr and turn right into a gravel parking lot where you can access the trail.

Map View of Location

Parking:

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

Street View of Trailhead & Parking

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

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Site Information

Dominant Features

Biodiversity Rating: 2/5

Grass
Mowed
Grass
Grass

Trail Map - (click for map) 

courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Terrain:

Smooth

Paved

Flat

Difficulty:

Easy

Pets Allowed on Leash

Property Management and Link to More Information:

This property is owned and managed by the City of La Crosse. More information here.

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