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