Looking to capture that perfect Instagram pic to commemorate your visit in La Crosse? Look no further! Below are five of my all-time favorite scenic views in La Crosse and Onalaska.
I love my park scenes! One of my favorite pastimes is reading a book on my lunch hour while enjoying views of the Mississippi, Pettibone Beach across the river, and the iconic blue bridge that connects us to Minnesota.
Upper Hixon Forest Park
The trails that start in Upper Hixon Forest lead to my favorite bluff overlooks. And the hike up to them is great exercise. There are several different paths you can take, but some are more difficult than others, so do your research ahead of time.
Grandad’s Bluff is probably the most famous bluff of La Crosse, though it took me almost seven years to actually visit it. It is a windy trip up to the top, but has gorgeous views of the entire city, the marsh, and you can even spot the blue bridge far off in the distance.
Lake Onalaska Overlook
This is my favorite place to watch the sunset and take a walk in the evening. Right off highway 35, you can snap a pic next to Sunny the Sunfish (because apparently Onalaska is the sunfish capital of the world…) and the take in the lake views through the gazebo.
Greens Coulee Park
This group of hiking trails I recently discovered in Onalaska overlooks park of the city. It’s a pretty quick and easy hike. I recommend going all the way to its highest point, Humfeld Summit Trail. It took us maybe an hour to explore most of the trails in one trip.