Temporary trail closures in Hixon Forest

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Hixon Forest trails in La Crosse are being closed to help prevent damage.

Due to the spring thaw and wet weather, the City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department along with the Outdoor Recreation Alliance, is closing all natural surface trails effective immediately.

The goal is to prevent unnecessary damage to the trails as footprints and ruts contribute to erosion which can cause trails to wash out and degrade.

According to the Park Department, the trails will be re-opened as soon as the surface dries to an acceptable level.

Contact Brandon Carey at the parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department with questions at 608-789-7309 or email

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