MTN Biking


La Crosse Youth Mountain Biking Team

Mountain Biking

We have mountain biking trails for the entire family or for more adventurous spirits you can enjoy heart-pounding descents from high atop scenic bluffs that provide sanctuary for both bird watching and those determined to find the fastest way off exploring spectacular bluffs that were left untouched by glaciers in the Driftless area.

Green signs mark the easiest trails we offer. They are wide open, rolling, and feature little technical difficulty.

Blue signs mark intermediate trails. These offer a wide variety of introductory technical challenges including rock gardens, some log-overs, tighter corners and berms, and other interesting features.

Black signs accompany the most technically challenging trails. Features include narrow tread surface, tight turns, steep inclines and prolonged climbs as well as fast descents. There are usually no “B-Lines” for any feature; the rider must conquer the obstacle before advancing.

Enjoying “big air” on the Pump Track!

HPT Pump Track

Please use the entrance to the pump track. Building and shaping berms takes a lot of work (come out and help sometime) and rolling right over them wears them down quickly.

Contact an ORA Guide


Avenza is a really nice map app with a FREE Hixon Forest Map for your Phone

Whether you need a new bike or just a tune up, advice on where to
ride or want to join one of the region’s road or mountain bike teams,
there are a variety of shops to meet your every cycling need.

Smith’s Bike Shop, 125 Seventh St., La Crosse

Bikes Ltd., 1001 La Crosse St., La Crosse

Coulee Bicycle Co, 213 Main St., Onalaska

River Trails Bikes, 106 Mason St., Onalaska

Brones Bike Shop, 615 S. Main St., Fountain City

Adventure Cycle & Ski, 178 Center St., Winona

Blue Dog Cycles, 210 S. Main St., Viroqua

Here’s a great little film about a community doing the kinds of outdoor recreation work that ORA is working towards. Nice to know other communities have taken the leap into uniting outdoor recreation, conservation and wildlife management into a joined issue.

Outdoor Recreation Alliance
1243 Badger Street
La Crosse, WI 54667