La Crosse River State Trail reviews
I rode on the trail a couple days, and thoroughly enjoyed it. You will want to use some mosquito repellent or be well bitten!! The trail is mostly just packed dirt. I used a mountain bike with.... more »
If you are looking to just get out and ride this is the trial for you. There is very little elevation gain and the trail just goes on and on and on. Not much to see along the way but you get a good... more »
Great place to go for walks by yourself, or with a friend (canines included). Also perfect for bike riding. Great views, trains go by periodically right next to the trail (for all you train lovers like me).
We picked up the trail at the Sparta information booth. It is an old rail station and kept up well. There is plenty of information inside and even a gift shop. A trail pass is required and can be purchased here. It is uphill mostly to get to the nearest tunnel, but well worth the ride. Keep up a steady pace and stay in top of gear changes. There are great views, shade, benches and bridges along the way. The tunnel is 3/4 of a mile long and about 20° cooler than outside. Be sure to have a bike light or flashlight. Groundwater drips down inside the tunnel, so be prepared to get a little wet. The trail is even and compact with very little ruts. It was an enjoyable day.
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