La Crosse Trails aka Human Powered Trails - Trail, La Crosse, Wisconsin

La Crosse Trails aka Human Powered Trails - Trail, La Crosse, Wisconsin

DESCRIPTION

Double track on top in the open fields and singletrack in the woods. This trail was just opened in the fall of 2001 and is still being expanded. The local mountainbiking group (Velo Club?) had a big hand in this so thank them for their hard work.

Once off the top of the bluff and into the woods the trails turn into expert singletrack. The singletrack involves steep climbs and decents with tight switchback turns. there are lots of obstacles (i.e. roots and rocks)on the trail.

This trail is not for the faint of heart. The swithbacks are located on steep terrain so take the turn too wide you end up tumbling down the wooded hillside. The trail can be slick in spots. If the trail is wet, riding becomes extremely difficult due to the steep terrain. It is hard to keep a grip on the trail.

I rated the skill level extreme because of the tight switchback and grade.

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 22, 2012]
wreckwooton
Cross Country Rider

Velo club has thought of it all. Just past the parking lot next to the doppler station is a sick little dirtjumper track that works almost like a natural babysitter. I had two Clydesdales with me and we got lost and turned onto the French Connection. You can tell a good trail when ppl are trying to exclaim how awesome it is between raspy breaths. Granted, I can count the amount of trails I've hit on two hands. I still just dont see getting so surprised by the scope and forethought of a trail system again as long as I live. Awesome.

Customer Service

We took a left at the dirt track down the hill into the trees. there were some sick looking trails uphill to the right but they were shut down at the time we went through. going back soon.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 29, 2012]
Douglas Borden
Racer

Hey this trail is sweet! Slow and bumpy single track at the start, but once you get into the woods it is gnarly. It is not especially friendly to single speeders because of a couple of steep climbs, but overall I have a great time I go out.

Customer Service

Moonshine, this trail is fun and technical on the downhill and then has a beast of a climb at the end!

Similar Products Used:

Holzinger Trails in Winona, MN

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 23, 2011]
mountaingoat11
Cross Country Rider

This trail system is one of the best in Wisconsin. A friend and I rode for two days this Summer and had a blast. The trail is pretty technical in spots, but also has good beginner loops and plenty of trail to explore. The designers of this system should give themselves a pat on the back. It made great use of the space and elevation.
The days we rode it was sprinkling and wet, so the roots and rocks were a little more treacherous than normal, but it was still excellent.

Customer Service

Don't recall exactly, but Obie 1 was a great spur and The french connection was cool.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 08, 2007]
bigdaddyof4
Weekend Warrior

Traveled to the Lacrosse area for work and found this trail on MTBR. What a great ride. This trail has a lot to offer anyone. The logs are a nice touch and the trails are well marked and incredibly taken care of. Nice job to the "Velo?" club for maintaining an outstanding trail system. If you are in Lacrosse looking for a great ride you have to ride the HPT. One thing to keep in mind if you are from out of the area the soil and tree roots can be a bit slick. I ride in the desert and mountains in So Cal and my Panaracer fire XC's didn't seem to be up to the task. The guys at Bikes LTD in LaCrosse hooked me up with a new set equal to the challenge.

Customer Service

the TT route seems to cover most of the trails. I followed that and then looked around for anything I missed.

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TNT is a pretty sweet downhill run. It is right across the street from the HPT trails. Nice climb back up too!!!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 02, 2007]
duggus
Cross Country Rider

Wow!!! I was in town visiting and thought I'd check out if there were any good local trails....and this one takes the cake!!!!! This is almost one of my favorite trails of all the ones I have been on so far. Lots of sweet singletrack with lots of decents and winding. Watch your elbows, it gets narrow at some spots! If your in the LaCrosse area and you mountain bike, you HAVE to ride this trail. Enjoy!!

Customer Service

I just followed the black arrows for the singletrack, some of the blue tracks are also difficult. It was all fun.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 20, 2007]
tjkapanke
Weekend Warrior

The LaCrosse velo club really works hard on these trails. This is one of the greatest systems I've ridden. Steep climbs, rocks, log obstacles, tight switchbacks, and nice downhill sections. The trails are very well built. They are also adding new trails in the near future. If you get a chance to ride here, do it. You will not be dissapointed.

Customer Service

They recently changed it to a one way recommended route. There is a map in the parking lot and good trail signage.

Similar Products Used:

Levis mounds in Neillsville, Lowes Creek in Eau Claire, Holzinger in Winona, MN.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Dec 27, 2006]
mjayers
Cross Country Rider

This trail absolutely rocks. It caters to riders of all skill levels and boasts absolutely beautiful scenery at the trailhead.

Customer Service

Any

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Dec 11, 2006]
Old Man
Cross Country Rider

Mostly single track, some tight. A variety of obstacles. All the logs can get old some days. Climbing and switch backs keep it interesting and your heart beatin' Climbs are "midwest lungers".

Fun being in the woods, deer, critters...

Customer Service

Depends on your ability. The blues are fairly reasonable, the blacks take some skills. You can always dismount when it gets too hairy.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 03, 2006]
marhefke
Cross Country Rider

These are some of the best trails in the three state area. Great group of people making it happen in the La Crosse area. Check out their new site with maps and more infomation.
http://www.humanpoweredtrails..com

and their survey

http://www.humanpoweredtrails.squarespace.com/hpt-survey/

Customer Service

Any of them. Just follow the signs and you will have a blast. Be ready to either ride over some logs or dismount a few times. Its a great challenge.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 06, 2006]
stelloh99
Cross Country Rider

this trail is awsome...me and my bro go up there like 2-3 times a week...ita alot of fun and u have to go!!!

Customer Service

take ob1 and go on some of those trails...u like to hop lots of logs and go throught some technical routs go on bob ots the funnest trail there

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go on the hixon forest trails...try climing tnt trail...its so hard to climb but fun coming down(on the way down u shoukd have discs,...because ur rim will heat up and blow a tire)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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