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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.

Coulee Region Chill

Coulee Region Chill

La Crosse Escape Room

La Crosse Escape Room

Wrench & Roll Collective

Wrench & Roll Collective

Riverside Park

Riverside Park

Mississippi Valley Conservancy

Mississippi Valley Conservancy

Jump Start Adventure Park

Jump Start Adventure Park

Sid’s Bay Boat Rentals

Sid’s Bay Boat Rentals

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

Wyatt Bicycles

Wyatt Bicycles

River Trail Cycles

River Trail Cycles

Root River Trail Towns

Root River Trail Towns

Rivertown Rentals

Rivertown Rentals

400 Wisconsin State Trail

400 Wisconsin State Trail

Schafer’s River Rentals

Schafer’s River Rentals

S&S Houseboat Rental

S&S Houseboat Rental

Human Powered Trails, Inc.

Human Powered Trails, Inc.

Fun ‘N the Sun Houseboats

Fun ‘N the Sun Houseboats

International Owl Center & Festival of Owls

International Owl Center & Festival of Owls

McGilvray 7 Bridges Road

McGilvray 7 Bridges Road

National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center

National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center

Grand Bluff Running

Grand Bluff Running

River City Water Ski Show Team

River City Water Ski Show Team

Great River State Trail

Great River State Trail

Ellistone Canoe & Kayak Rentals

Ellistone Canoe & Kayak Rentals

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Outdoor Recreation Alliance

Outdoor Recreation Alliance

La Crosse Area Family YMCA

La Crosse Area Family YMCA

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

National Eagle Center

National Eagle Center

La Crosse Showtime

La Crosse Showtime

Goose Island Campground & Park

Goose Island Campground & Park

La Crosse River State Trail

La Crosse River State Trail

Mt. La Crosse

Mt. La Crosse

La Crosse Segway Tours

La Crosse Segway Tours

Xtra Mile Outdoors

Xtra Mile Outdoors

Island Outdoors

Island Outdoors

Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited

Root Down Yoga

Root Down Yoga

Elroy Sparta Trail

Elroy Sparta Trail

Smith’s Bike Shop

Smith’s Bike Shop

Mississippi Valley Mayhem Roller Derby

Mississippi Valley Mayhem Roller Derby

Rush WI West

Rush WI West

Myrick Park

Myrick Park