La Crosse's Hixon Forest gets a brand-new trail today.
The Rotary Vista Trail had a grand opening near the
head of the Hixon Forest Trails this afternoon.
The trail was designed to be an easier route to the
top of the bluffs.
with shallower inclines.
Many of the trails heading towards the top of the
bluffs were designed and built by volunteers...
But the new Vista Trail was built by professionals
to ensure it does not wash out during rain storms
as often as many of the other trails do.
This trail actually follows the contours, so you might
be going up for a while and then kind of might go
down a little bit as you're climbing up, and that's
So there isn't actually like physical features in
the trail, but it's designed to shed off water as
you're climbing up in elevation.
A year and a half of planning and work went into the
new Rotary Vista trail.