Greens Coulee-Savannah Oaks

Trail Trek Challenge Hike of the Month


As the landscape's beautiful greenery continues to emerge, the sweeping views from atop the Greens Coulee-Savannah Oaks nature preserve are a must-see. Our June hike of the month is on one of the Trail Trek Challenge’s most centrally-located and accessible trails, making it an ideal destination for a short getaway into the beauty of the oak woodland. A network of well-maintained trails are available to explore on the 81 acres of this scenic bluffland. The grassy paths are lined with a variety of wildflowers, fungi, trees, and rock formations. If you've got a little time to spare, bring a friend and a picnic to enjoy while taking in the views from the top. Look for the trail entrance on Stonebridge Avenue in Onalaska.

Learn more and download a trail map with driving directions here.

For a more challenging hike, park at the end of the cul-de-sac on Clifford Dr. and take the Savanna Oaks path. Climb the trail up 440 feet to end at a stunning overlook with a unique view of the Mississippi River and surrounding bluffs. This hike is 1.2 miles there and back with a steep incline.

Along the way

Greens Coulee is a short distance from downtown Onalaska and the Valley View Mall area, offering plenty of dining and shopping options to explore before or after your hike.  

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We thank these generous supporters of the 2021 Trail Trek Challenge:

Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, JF Brennan Company, Organic Valley, People's Food Cooperative, Gunderson Health System, Mayo Clinic Health System, Trust Point, Inc., Altra Financial Advisors, Viroqua Area Foundation, Verve-a Credit Union, Extreme Driftless LLC, WKBT/News 8 Now, Dairyland Power Cooperative, La Crosse Public Library, Mid-West Family La Crosse,