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One of the best in the area.

Mostly unimprived trail with plenty of terrain.

Flat through the woods. Best in fall, there are some wetlands so bugs can be an issue in summer. Lunch at Trempeleau hotel is a treat.

Great rolling hills

20 days ago

We did the Coyote Point Section of the trail. Beautiful trail with some steep sections. Overall not too bad and 40 minutes for one way.

trail running
1 month ago

I utilize this trail to bike from Onalaska to Trempealeau. However, it’s not a very exciting trail—it’s long, flat, and in the summer months there are so many mosquitos. Also, the miles are not marked from the trailhead, which makes it difficult to track progress for running. On the other hand, the trail goes by the river and the marshy lands alongside the train track, so the scenery is nice as long as you load up on bug spray (otherwise you’ll not be paying attention to any of the views).

I won’t knock the trail, though. It’s a good connection to places in between Onalaska and Trempealeau, such as Brice’s Prairie, which has nice road biking. It’s great for family biking because it’s wide and it’s a good place to get a run in. Also, the visitor’s center in downtown Onalaska was just remodeled and it is really nice.

Trail is maintained well, episodic nice views of the river. A bit muddy in places, only because hiking .after several days of rain.

It was a hot and muggy day at Whitewater State Park, but my sister and I really enjoyed our first visit here! Hiked the Chimney Rock Trail to Inspiration Point, and then we did the Trout Run Creek Trail. The one by the creek was especially nice because of a refreshing breeze coming off the water. Terrain on Chimney Rock to Inspiration Point was definitely more than “moderate”!

Very peaceful setting, green and lush. Gorgeous views and varying degree of difficulty trails.

loved this hike - for those looking for some moderate elevation gain. this one is challenging in places - there is some fairly steep grades and exposure. wear good boots. i had trek poles which helped as well. we did this hike in reverse. the stairs along the main road entry point is the standard entry. you can enter it in reverse as well. whitewater state park is a treasure unbeknownst to many native minnesotans. make a day trip! such incredible panoramas.

Fun trail. Not too difficult, but there are sections that are tricky. One of the better in the area

Very beautiful! a hidden treasure of a park in the middle of farmland. I would consider some of these trails as HARD due to how steep sections are, definitely had to crawl with all fours because it was that rocky and steep. Got pretty winded too.

3 months ago

A family favorite

Great hike, views of Kickapoo River, spectacular observation point overlooking river valley.

Nice quiet trail with a great view of the river valley

Love this place for hiking. Unfortunately, people don't realize how beautiful their parks are, or never visit them.

On the hiking club trails, I would say this is a HARD trail, the elevation changes are steep. It’s a great great hike and a ton of fun but not sure I would say moderate. Still an all out beautiful and fun day even in the middle of November!

trail running
9 months ago

amazing views and more than just the one trail

9 months ago

There's a lot more trial system than what's shown here. But it's a fun hike. Sandy trials to wooded trials, fun with a dog!

Wide, well maintained trails

10 months ago

Very nice maintained gravel trails. Not much in the way of distance, but quite nice scenery. Would recommend not going into the caves during warm weather months if you're not fond of large plentiful spiders. Good hike!

Great trail if you're looking for a good workout. Steep and rocky, but beautiful.

11 months ago

good hiking, dog friendly. lots of things to see. take a picture of the map before you head into the trail very little cell service and the trails can get confusing.

Great park. Excellent sights and scenery. Very worth the trip.

Beautiful area

Great trails with amazing views. trails were clean.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Great walk, especially with kids.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

It's paved...at least the section I ran. But it's decent and right off the highway so it's super convenient to the interstate travelers

Great view of the bluff. Hike to the outlook was mediocre.

Coyote Point was a great hike with SPECTACULAR views!!

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