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La Crosse River State Trail

Wisconsin State Park System

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COVID-19 Update: 

As of June 1, 2021, enclosed shelters and indoor group camps are open. Office buildings, visitor centers, and nature centers remain closed until further notice. For more information on special park operations, please see:

Hours


Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. year-round.

Directions


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Admission


A state trail pass is required for bicycling.

Volunteer


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The 22-mile La Crosse River State Trail has been developed from the abandoned Chicago and Northwestern Railroad between Sparta and La Crosse. The trail is open to walkers and bicyclists spring through fall and snowmobiles in winter. Packed-limestone screenings provide a smooth surface for bicycling. Mileage markers are posted every half mile on the 7-mile section between La Crosse and West Salem.