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La Crosse Blufflands Quarry Loop

La Crosse, Wisconsin



2.5 miles

Elevation Gain

200 ft

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The La Crosse Blufflands Quarry Loop is a well-known hiking trail in La Crosse, Wisconsin. This trail is a moderate difficulty level, making it suitable for hikers with some experience. It spans approximately 2.5 miles, offering a decent workout without being overly strenuous. The trail is known for its unique natural features. It winds through a former stone quarry, providing hikers with a glimpse into the area's industrial past. The trail also offers views of the Mississippi River and the surrounding bluffs, a defining feature of the La Crosse area. Hikers should note that the trail includes some steep sections and uneven terrain, so appropriate footwear is recommended. The trail is well-marked, but a map can be helpful for first-time visitors. The best time to hike this trail is in the spring or fall, when the weather is mild and the foliage is at its most vibrant. Nearby amenities include a parking lot at the trailhead and restrooms. There are no picnic areas or accommodations on the trail itself, so hikers should plan accordingly.
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