This is beautiful bluff country! The park contains two Scientific and Natural Areas (SNAs), King's and Queen's Bluff. The King's Bluff trail offers a breathtaking view of the Mississippi River Valley. Bring your binoculars; the river valley is a major flyway for waterfowl, eagles, and hawks. Explore the diversity in this park: oak-hickory and maple-basswood forests, pine plantations, fields, and goat prairies offer visitors excellent hiking and a diversity of wildlife. Look for ruffed grouse, wild turkeys, coyotes, and many species of songbirds.

Great hike in falls for overlook of trees and river. Fairly easy.

One of my favorite trails in the La Crosse area! You get it all, pine tunnel, oak savannah, deciduous forest, prairie, interesting geology, and amazing view of the Mississippi River and Queens Bluff. Nice easy hike with rolling hills. We love hiking with our dogs there!

Friday, July 24, 2015