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The Best Hiking in La Crosse

Looking for the best hiking in La Crosse? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around La Crosse. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near La Crosse

  • La Crosse, Wisconsin

    Hike to La Crosse Ridge

    4 mi / 500 ft gain
    It is easiest to park your vehicle in the Myrick Park parking lot versus your other options. The great thing about parking in that lot rather than along the road/neighborhoods is there is a trailhead right there (and it's free). You can begin hiking this short little trail, which will lead to and...
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  • La Crosse, Wisconsin

    Oak Trail to Hickory Trail to Bicentennial Trail Loop

    5.05 mi / 1043 ft gain
    Oak Trail to Hickory Trail to Bicentennial Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near La Crosse, Wisconsin.
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  • La Crosse, Wisconsin

    Grandad Bluff Valley Trail

    1.23 mi / 207 ft gain
    Grandad Bluff Valley Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near La Crosse, Wisconsin.
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  • La Crosse, Wisconsin

    Bicentennial Trail

    3.37 mi / 614 ft gain
    Bicentennial Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near La Crosse, Wisconsin.
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  • La Crosse, Wisconsin

    Pammel Creek Trail

    4.99 mi / 144 ft gain
    Pammel Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near La Crosse, Wisconsin.
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  • La Crosse, Wisconsin

    Mathy to Skemp Tract

    5.31 mi / 669 ft gain
    Mathy to Skemp Tract is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near La Crosse, Wisconsin.
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  • La Crosse, Wisconsin

    La Crosse Blufflands Quarry Loop

    2.5 mi / 200 ft gain
    La Crosse Blufflands Quarry Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near La Crosse, Wisconsin.
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  • La Crosse, Wisconsin

    La Crosee Blufflands via Quarry Trail

    4.99 mi / 810 ft gain
    La Crosee Blufflands via Quarry Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near La Crosse, Wisconsin.
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  • Winona, Minnesota

    Great River Bluffs Trail and King's Bluff Loop

    4 mi / 259 ft gain
    Great River Bluffs Trail and King's Bluff Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Dakota, Minnesota.
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  • Winona, Minnesota

    Great River Bluffs State Park Trail

    2.52 mi / 220 ft gain
    Great River Bluffs State Park Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Winona, Minnesota.
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  • Winona, Minnesota

    King's Bluff in Great River Bluffs State Park

    4.0
    2.66 mi / 0 ft gain
    Great River Bluffs State Park follows a series of impressive bluffs along the Mississippi River just south of Winona. For those of you who think Minnesota is as flat as a pancake (and I'm not saying there aren't places in the state that are), Great River Bluffs will be a surprise. King's and Quee...
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  • Viroqua, Wisconsin

    Duck Egg Park Trail

    2.13 mi / 404 ft gain
    Duck Egg Park Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Viroqua, Wisconsin.
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  • Viroqua, Wisconsin

    Duck Egg Extended Loop

    4.43 mi / 866 ft gain
    Duck Egg Extended Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Viroqua, Wisconsin.
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  • Trempealeau, Wisconsin

    Brady's Bluff and Deer Me Run Trail Loop

    2.8 mi / 906 ft gain
    Brady's Bluff and Deer Me Run Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Trempealeau, Wisconsin.
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  • Trempealeau, Wisconsin

    Brady's Bluff and Riverview Trail Loop

    3.07 mi / 663 ft gain
    Brady's Bluff and Riverview Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Trempealeau, Wisconsin.
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  • Spring Grove, Minnesota

    Hike the Beaver Creek Valley Trail

    5.0
    6.2 mi / 250 ft gain
    This beautiful, green hike takes you along Beaver Creek, as it winds through a lush gorge within the bluffs. Park at the entrance to Beaver Creek Valley State Park, where the park ranger can direct you to the trailhead. Here is a helpful map of the park.
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