Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife
The variety of trailheads makes this route easy to customize, and youngsters will love the thrill of hiking through the tunnels.
The tunnels are closed in the winter but alternate routes along the tunnels are available.
You'll want to have a flashlight for the tunnels as they are very long and dark, even on the brightest days. They are also noticeably cooler, even on the hottest summer days.
This trail is considered to be one of the first rails to trails projects in the United States. It includes three, separate quarter-mile long railroad tunnels that were carved out of the bluffs over 140 years ago. It is a very popular route for bicyclists but those on foot are welcome, and many trek this route as a through-hike.
There are two, non-reservable DNR campgrounds, as well as a few private campgrounds along the trail. It connects to the La Crosse River State Trail
on its west and the 400 State Trail on the east.
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