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City Trail Status

(Updated - 4.27.2020)
Open Trail Systems
Hixon Forest - 2600 Old Quarry Rd
Upper Hixon Forest – 700 County Rd FA

La Crosse River Marsh 

Mathy Quarry - N3065 County Rd FA
Hass Tract – 3720 Easter Rd
Dobson Tract – 4402 Grandad Bluff Rd

Recommendations for trail interactions: Trails users should identify themselves as they encounter other trail users at a safe distance away. On narrow trails user/s may need to identify an area where they can step off the trail to allow for the other user/users to pass at a safe distance.

Hunting Reminder: As we are approaching turkey hunting season we want to make the users of our public lands aware that many of our lands are open to hunting throughout the year. These properties remain open for all users during hunting seasons.  For a complete listing of City owned properties open to hunting please visit https://www.cityoflacrosse.org/your-government/departments/parks-recreation-forestry/recreation-programs-activities/outdoor-recreation. We encourage everyone using these lands to wear bright florescent colors. *All state and federal hunting regulations must be followed. For a complete listing of hunting seasons please visit https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/dates.html


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic response, the City of La Crosse, Park, Recreation & Forestry Department asks the La Crosse community to follow the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of the infectious disease COVID-19 pandemic by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups when using open outside park facilities.

Trails FootprintsMuddy Trails

Trail EtiquetteTrail

  • Follow marked trails and signs
  • Be courteous and listen for others
  • Yield to uphill traffic
  • Travel at a safe speed
  • Keep pets under control
  • Pack it in, pack it out
  • Please help support and maintain the trails

Trail Maps

La Crosse River Marsh Summer Trails Map
La Crosse Marsh Trail Guide
Lower Hixon Forest Summer Trails Map
Upper Hixon Summer Trails Map
Lower Hixon Winter Trails Map
Wintertide Loop Trail Map

Rules and Regulations

No Camping
No Fires
No Smoking
No Littering
Animals in City Parks & Trails

Trail Bridge