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Beautiful scenery

Very nice rails to trail bike path partly through a National Wildlife preserve. If this path was... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Chicago, Illinois
Enjoying the view of the Lake

My wife and I enjoy walking and this was a beautiful place to take a relaxing walk. We had our dogs... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Deltona, Florida
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Reviewed 24 September 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
Thank Gary35805
Reviewed 16 September 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
Thank O8277EUsteveb
Reviewed 3 July 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 18 June 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 12 February 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
1  Thank W_MOshkosh_WI
Reviewed 8 February 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 11 November 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 10 November 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
Thank FastGirl39
Reviewed 23 September 2017

I started in Onalaska, and rode towards the preserve in Trempealeau. The trail was scenic for the first eight miles or so (till I got to the bridge that went across the Black River), after which it was just a lot of marshland on both...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank theonlytraveler
Reviewed 18 September 2017

My husband and I (who are not avid bicycle riders anymore--in our 50's and 60's) decided to try this trail on our bikes. We only went from Sparta,WI to almost Bangor, WI (about 6 miles each way). The weather was perfect and the trail was...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Susan L
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Ginger F
3 February 2016|
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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