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Grandad Bluff, La Crosse

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
A mesa created by erosion and weathering, Grandad Bluff features expansive views of La Crosse and the surrounding river valley, as well as several hiking trails. The bluff, part of an area formerly quarried for limestone, towers 180 m (590 ft) above the surrounding area. Drive up the winding road to the top and park close to the lookout, where you will find coin-operated binoculars for viewing the town or countryside. Bring a picnic if you like to one of the designated areas. Put Grandad Bluff into our La Crosse trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Beautiful,overlooks the city interesting history plaques along the trail. Nice place to take pictures. Huge flag 
  • My husband and I visited to see fall color, but we were a bit early for fall color. Still a breathtaking view of the misisissippi river valley, with informative signs and easy access. 
  • Worth the short drive to the top of the bluff. Very scenic with plenty of geological and historic information about the bluffs and La Crosse. Nice restaurant almost near the top to stop and eat/drink 
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