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McGilvray "7 Bridges" Road

The historic McGilvray “7 Bridges” Road trail is located in the Van Loon State Wildlife Area in Northwest La Crosse County.  The trail is 1.8 miles long, one way.  It was formerly a County Road which contains a unique combination of five rare bowstring arch truss bridges and one low truss bridge which was adopted from Pierce County.

The Bridges represent two styles of construction popular in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  The Van Loon Wildlife area is a globally significant floodplain forest which is notable for its wide variety of wildlife. It is listed under Wisconsin Important Bird Areas.

The trail and bridges are open only to pedestrian traffic.  There is no entrance fee and the trail is open 24/7

Friends of McGilvray Road, Inc.

Sid’s Bay Boat Rentals

Sid’s Bay Boat Rentals

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Myrick Park

Myrick Park

Rush WI West

Rush WI West

River City Water Ski Show Team

River City Water Ski Show Team

Root Down Yoga

Root Down Yoga

Fun ‘N the Sun Houseboats

Fun ‘N the Sun Houseboats

La Crosse Area Family YMCA

La Crosse Area Family YMCA

Goose Island Campground & Park

Goose Island Campground & Park

La Crosse River State Trail

La Crosse River State Trail

Outdoor Recreation Alliance

Outdoor Recreation Alliance

Island Outdoors

Island Outdoors

La Crosse Segway Tours

La Crosse Segway Tours

S&S Houseboat Rental

S&S Houseboat Rental

Canoe & Du

Canoe & Du

Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited

Human Powered Trails, Inc.

Human Powered Trails, Inc.

Grand Bluff Running

Grand Bluff Running

National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center

National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center

Rivertown Rentals

Rivertown Rentals

Elroy Sparta Trail

Elroy Sparta Trail

Riverside Park

Riverside Park

Great River State Trail

Great River State Trail

McGilvray 7 Bridges Road

McGilvray 7 Bridges Road

Smith’s Bike Shop

Smith’s Bike Shop

Mississippi Valley Conservancy

Mississippi Valley Conservancy

Root River Trail Towns

Root River Trail Towns

La Crosse Showtime

La Crosse Showtime

Schafers River Rentals

Schafers River Rentals

International Owl Center & Festival of Owls

International Owl Center & Festival of Owls

Mississippi Valley Mayhem Roller Derby

Mississippi Valley Mayhem Roller Derby

Sail Pepin

Sail Pepin

River Trail Cycles

River Trail Cycles

Mt. La Crosse

Mt. La Crosse

Jump Start Adventure Park

Jump Start Adventure Park

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

Wyatt Bicycles

Wyatt Bicycles

400 Wisconsin State Trail

400 Wisconsin State Trail

La Crosse Escape Room

La Crosse Escape Room

Wrench & Roll Collective

Wrench & Roll Collective