The La Crosse River State Trail has been developed from the abandoned Chicago and Northwestern Railroad between Sparta and Medary.
This 21.5 mile trail parallels the La Crosse River and an active rail line to the north. Prairie remnants, farmlands, trout streams, hardwood forests and wetlands are found along the trail.
Packed limestone screenings provide a smooth riding surface. The bridges have planked floors and railings in place for your safety.
Campgrounds and public parks are located in or near the villages and cities adjoining the trail.
This trail is a connection link between the Elroy-Sparta State Trail and the Great River State Trail. Recreationists have approximately 75 miles of biking and hiking between Elroy and Perrot State Park near Trempeleau.
The scenery and terrain of the Hidden Valleys have always been here, and now, with the interest in snowmobiling we've found an ideal combination for winter fun.
It all happens on the La Crosse River State Trail and surrounding trails, well marked and maintained by local snowmobile clubs.
There is no charge for snowmobiling.