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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.

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Rush WI West

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Ducks Unlimited

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La Crosse Showtime

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Outdoor Recreation Alliance

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National Eagle Center

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Snowmobiling

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Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

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La Crosse Area Family YMCA

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Grand Bluff Running

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Rivertown Rentals

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Smith’s Bike Shop

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Riverside Park

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National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center

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Xtra Mile Outdoors

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Mississippi Valley Conservancy

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International Owl Center & Festival of Owls

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Elroy Sparta Trail

La Crosse River State Trail

La Crosse River State Trail

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Human Powered Trails, Inc.

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Mt. La Crosse

McGilvray 7 Bridges Road

McGilvray 7 Bridges Road

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S&S Houseboat Rental

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Coulee Region Chill

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400 Wisconsin State Trail

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Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

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Great River State Trail

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Schafers River Rentals

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Myrick Park

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Jump Start Adventure Park

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Goose Island Campground & Park

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River City Water Ski Show Team

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Fun ‘N the Sun Houseboats

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Root Down Yoga

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Mississippi Valley Mayhem Roller Derby

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Wrench & Roll Collective

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Wyatt Bicycles

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