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Beautiful Trail

Terrific trail to bike, run or walk and because it's in Onalaska, WI, you're more likely to... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2019
Saratoga, California
Interesting with a high river

When the Mississippi is high the back waters take on some of the water overflow from the river or... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2019
Mike H
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed December 18, 2019

Terrific trail to bike, run or walk and because it's in Onalaska, WI, you're more likely to encounter nice and friendly people than not. It's worth a visit from mid/late spring through late fall. When winter hits, go do it in snowshoes.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 24, 2019

When the Mississippi is high the back waters take on some of the water overflow from the river or so we thought. There was some spots but we didn't have time to explore the whole thing. Gives some great shots for photographers that you wont...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Mike H
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Very nice rails to trail bike path partly through a National Wildlife preserve. If this path was paved it would be an easy 5 star. Only about a 1/2 mile section with some ruts.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I enjoy walking and this was a beautiful place to take a relaxing walk. We had our dogs with us and they enjoyed the walk as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

Between LaCrosse and Alma, you can't really see the river too much. There is a nice outlook in Alma, but that is about it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jenny097
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Beautiful senic walk or ride on a nice rocked trail, good for short or long rides or walks. New head start area in Onalaska WI

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kurtvm49
Reviewed February 11, 2018

One of the most wonderful places to walk. Such a pleasure to view the mighty Mississippi as you stroll along the walking trail. We come to visit our son at the University and it is our ritual to walk along the trail every visit. Make...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

Buggy, needs to be brush cleared. Could not see Lake Onalaska for most of the trail. With the Mississippi right there, they need to cut down some of the under brush and trees so the sun shines in and you can enjoy it!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank olson_trisha
Reviewed November 11, 2017

Whether you are walking or biking the Great River State Trail exceeds expectations. I have always seen wildlife up close on this trail. It is very well maintained. I highly recommend it

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Keith B
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Trails very nice. After long car ride get out and stretch and enjoy nature. We are blessed to have these trails. Lots of hills and beautiful scenery.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Response from SpiketheBiker | Reviewed this property |
It is pretty sparse for Hotels in that area, you would probably have to go across the river into Winona Minnesota, or into the town of Trempealeau itself. From Downtown Trempealeau to the northern terminus at Hwy 35 looks... More