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Excellent views! Not ideal for winter hiking, but was a nice place to get out and enjoy the fresh... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Scenic wonderment

Have been coming here for 20 years. It's a must. A slow drive or bike up the curving road through... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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3020 Grandad Bluff Road, La Crosse, WI 54601
+1 608-789-7533
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All reviews great view winding road viewing area entire city bliss road mississippi river fall colors la crosse area worth the trip plenty of parking in town nice park overlooked states lookout minnesota lacrosse
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent views! Not ideal for winter hiking, but was a nice place to get out and enjoy the fresh air.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AIAdventures0923
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been coming here for 20 years. It's a must. A slow drive or bike up the curving road through the trees with the red squirrels chattering away at you. When you arrive at the top, there is a good sized parking lot and a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BellaB33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wind your way up the curvy road with breathtaking views everywhere you look! At the top is a large parking area and a nice walk to the overlook. All handicap accessible. Look at 3 states and see where 3 Rivers meet! A trip you will...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lisa C
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

When in La Crosse. You should be sure to visit Granddad's Bluff. This beautiful view of the city is well worth the hike, walk, bike ride or visit by car. Enjoy!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lisarR8541KU
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Only if you live in La Crosse! Hairpin turns, blind driveways all are part of the fun drive to the top of the bluff. A veterans memorial and an INCREDIBLE view of the Mississippi River valley and the city of La Crosse. The history of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ChicagoScott1
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

We go to Granddad’s Bluff often, we like to bike there from our house. The views are so pretty...especially in the fall!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Heidimclem
Reviewed January 15, 2019 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 January 15, 2019

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
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February 17, 2019|
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Response from ChaseburgRae | Reviewed this property |
The road to the top is always open, as this road goes beyond the destination point and goes to other people's homes. I have never heard of this place being closed because they didn't clear the snow and put salt on the... More
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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