Riverside Park, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Where To Find The Most Scenic Views in La Crosse County

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.

Riverside Park

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.

Riverside Park, La Crosse, WisconsinRiverside Park, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Sunset at Riverside Park, La Crosse, Wisconsin

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

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.

Grandad's Bluff La Crosse, Wisconsin

Grandad's Bluff Views La Crosse, Wisconsin

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.

Lake Onalaska OverlookSunny the Sunfish Onalaska, Wisconsin

Lake Onalaska Overlook

Lake Onalaska Overlook Sunset

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.

Greens Coulee Park Overlook

Greens Coulee Park OverlookGreens Coulee Park Overlook

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