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Hiking with husband and 7-8 year old

Great trails and views, safe and fun. Multiple trails to choose from. Porta potty on site, no... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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My legs were shaking and my eyes popping!

The drive up the bluff was a little daunting for me as I'm nervous in high places. Once we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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At 590 feet, this area offers scenic views.
3020 Grandad Bluff Road, La Crosse, WI 54601
+1 608-789-7533
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All reviews great view winding road alpine inn viewing area entire city bliss road mississippi river fall colors short drive la crosse area worth the trip plenty of parking in town nice park overlooked states lookout
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great trails and views, safe and fun. Multiple trails to choose from. Porta potty on site, no plumbing.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AprilR1223
Reviewed 3 days ago

The drive up the bluff was a little daunting for me as I'm nervous in high places. Once we arrived, it was a short walk to the beautiful outlook area. A must see if you are in La Crosse!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank poodletime
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Its an adventure to drive up to the top,but beautiful views and hike makes it worth the climb in and out of your vehicle.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Pj P
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

Didn’t really get it. I think i made it to the spot? Looked like lots of trails for hiking. The surrounding area is beautiful all by itself. The place i parked did have a nice station to put air in bike tires and wrenches if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rexflo
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Great spot to see, any time of year-although, not sure if the road is open all year round. Winding road up to the top, but a good road, worth the drive up, you see many vantage points of the city below.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank awiltzius74
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Very clean and wonderful place to see overview of the city. Nice drive up thu the tree road. Nice parking places.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Curious12076593493
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Located to the East of the city of la Crosse, this is a 590 ft. hill that can be reached on foot or by car. The view from the top is excellent: the entire city of La Crosse, the Mississippi river, the campus of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed November 7, 2018

The climb and the views on Grandad bluff are breath taking beautiful. You can walk, bike, drive or take the trolley, it is worth pursuing and enjoy a beverage on the way. Can't wait to come back and do it again.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 976margeg
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The views of La Crosse and the Mississippi River Valley are spectacular. There are "stations" where you learn about the history of the area and the bluff itself. The park is in great shape.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank herlingguy9
Reviewed November 3, 2018

The view might not be as spectacular as it is from some of the bluffs on the opposite shore of the Mississippi, but it is a must-do if you're visiting LaCrosse. Great to get perspective and the drive up is really pretty.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sweeetcharity
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Leticia D
April 9, 2018|
Response from DaveMemphis | Reviewed this property |
I’m guessing, but probably 3 or so.
June 9, 2017|
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Response from Satravelforlife | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can drive right to the car park at the top and walk on the flat to the edge of the bluff that overlooks the town. There are toilets there, but they were closed when we visited in March. No doubt they are open in the... More
Lori D
August 29, 2016|
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Response from Steve N | Reviewed this property |
It is accessible by car. There is a parking lot and a short, easy walk to the overlook. There are also trails from there for those who want to explore further.
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Nicole V
Spa's in LaCrosse (4 Replies)
My husband and I are planning a 4 day mini vacation to LaCrosse for our anniversary in May 2015.We have plans to visit Riverside Park, take a Queen Cruise and spend some time at Grandad bluff. Would like to also find a nice spa for a couples massage. Any advice on good places? Also any thing else we should check out while we're in town?
March 01, 2015|
Response fromnursetraveler87|
I personally use Metropolitan Salon, but Sue Kolve's in Onalaska is good too. The weather should be beautiful, so think about just driving up or down the Great River Road, lots of great scenery. You could also go over the bridge to La Crescent and drive the Apple Blossom Scenic Drive as well.