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Great River State Trail

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Address: Onalaska, WI 54650
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Nice scenery. Easy ride/walk

This is a fairly level trail with just a couple of hills on it. It is gravel but usually pretty smooth. It is very pretty at the right time of year. Goes along Lake Onalaska and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jeff P
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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fairly level trail with just a couple of hills on it. It is gravel but usually pretty smooth. It is very pretty at the right time of year. Goes along Lake Onalaska and through a lot of marshy area. Good chance to see wildlife. It is also fun to snowmobile on. Fairly straight and very fast. Minimal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great trail. Well maintained and easy to navigate. I like to bike it. West of town, be prepared for sun. Not much cover. I have Verizon and can't get service west of town. (no pandora) North provides much more cover and woodsy feel. Watch out for nat swarms.

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Albert Lea, Minnesota
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Ferguson apple orchard Yummie!!!!,, So many wineries! Mets some amazing people! Buan vista point! Breath taking!

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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76 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Rode 18 miles starting at Hwy B bike entrance and went through Onalaska (go by a Culvers and Kwik Trip) it was hot and we stopped on way back for a custard come at Culvers. Got a little complicated bc of construction and u do have to cross busy hwy 35 (under construction). Route is fairly flat and easy to... More 

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Oswego, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Path was in great condition. Generally well marked although mile markers could have been a bit more frequent.

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New Richmond, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had an amazing weekend biking along this trail. The trip from Trempealeau to Onalaska is gorgeous. The trail crosses several wooden bridges and sections of forest. The entire trail is flat, so biking is easy for novice bikers like me.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We rented bikes from the Blue Heron bike shop in Onalaska and biked the Great River State Trail from Onalaska to Perrot State Park and back to Onalaska. We stopped in Trempealeau and had a delicious lunch at the Hotel Trempealeau. While in Trempealeau we also biked over to Lock 6 on the Mississippi River. Great bike ride.

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We biked from Midway to Perrot State Park last Sunday. It was one of those 100+ heat index days and we were concerned about biking in that kind of heat, but there's a lot of shade, water stops and the trail is flat, so it ended up not being an issue. We had trouble finding the trailhead in Midway, so... More 

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Omaha
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Brought our bikes when we traveled the Wisconsin Great River Road....so glad we did as the trails were awesome!

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Start at the Wildlife Refuge for great views of the Mississippi River. After leaving the refuge, you can take a short detour to Elmaro Winery, just located about a 1/2 mile from the trail Or, continue on the trail to Trempealeau, and stop in at the Trempealeau Hotel for a craft beer, before continuing down the trail through the Mississippi... More 

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