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      Lower and Upper Hixon have been combined, as that is how they are mapped and divided locally. Upper Hixon is the Primary Mountain Bike Trail System. Lower Hixon historically has been Hike Only. Recent Trail Development has opened more access to Multi Use (Bikes). Please Respect that bikers will likely encounter hikers. Please Expect and Respect all other users & user groups. For More Information go to http://oratrails.org There are some trails that are not visable on this map yet - those trails are "Hike Only" - Not Multi Use. Please Pay Attention to signage for this area, when in Lower Hixon.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Land Status: Community Forest
      Land Manager: Outdoor Recreation Alliance "ORA Trails"
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Lower Hixon Trail Head, Upper Hixon Trail Head / Bike Park, with access from Forest Hills Golf Course.
      Disclaimer:
      Please Respect other trail users, especially hikers while on Multi Use Trails in "Lower Hixon"
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      Region Details
      • 5
      • 1
      • 4
      • 16
      • 4
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Apr 25, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      33
      Trails Mountain Bike
      31
      Trails Hike
      33
      Trails Trail Running
      33
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      16 miles
      Total Descent
      3,104 ft
      Total Vertical
      626 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,282 ft
      Reports
      813
      Photos
      43
      Ridden Counter
      6,175

      Photos of Hixon Forest - Lower and Upper Mountain Bike

      trail: JEDi
      75 |
      Nov 28, 2021 @ 8:33pm
      Nov 28, 2021
      trail: JEDi
      70 |
      Nov 27, 2021 @ 12:51pm
      Nov 27, 2021
      trail: JEDi
      58 |
      Nov 27, 2021 @ 12:50pm
      Nov 27, 2021
      trail: JEDi
      71 |
      Nov 27, 2021 @ 12:49pm
      Nov 27, 2021
      trail: Vader DH
      270 |
      Dec 16, 2020 @ 9:47am
      Dec 16, 2020
      trail: Vader DH
      372 |
      Aug 13, 2019 @ 4:06am
      Aug 13, 2019
      trail: JEDi
      484 |
      Jul 28, 2019 @ 5:53pm
      Jul 28, 2019
      trail: JEDi
      503 |
      Jul 28, 2019 @ 5:51pm
      Jul 28, 2019

      Videos of Hixon Forest - Lower and Upper Mountain Bike

      First 8ft Drop on my 5th Time Out [Hardtail]
      0:09 | 133 | Oct 17, 2020
      youtuber Pushing my luck at the Hixon Forest! || Hixon...

      13:39 | 94 | Oct 11, 2021
      Driftless Area Singletrack
      trail: Vader DH
      2:01 | 193 | Jul 26, 2021 , La Crosse
      Upper Hixon Forest Mountain Biking - VADER -...
      trail: Vader DH
      1:59 | 169 | May 17, 2021 , La Crosse
      Mountain Biking - Hixon Forest - La Crosse, WI...
      trail: JEDi
      3:42 | 245 | Apr 20, 2021 , La Crosse
      Mountain Biking Hixon Forest, WI - Vader -...
      trail: Vader DH
      3:29 | 270 | Apr 20, 2021 , La Crosse
      Upper Hixon Forest - Down the Quarry Trail...
      4:45 | 142 | Apr 20, 2021 , La Crosse
      Upper Hixon Forest - La Crosse, WI  Mountain...
      trail: boB
      7:51 | 305 | Apr 20, 2021 , La Crosse

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2405261liam-conzemiusriddentrailAspen and 24 more
      Jul 6, 2022 @ 9:51pm
      6 mins
      user #1539334thebarzeenwishlisttrailNerfherder DH
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 3:43pm
      Jul 2, 2022
      user #2132381AbobrovaddreportTrailhead Loop and 4 more
      Jun 25, 2022 @ 1:13am
      Jun 25, 2022
      user #445031berguwwwishlistregionHixon Forest - Lower and Upper
      Jun 24, 2022 @ 4:05pm
      Jun 24, 2022
      user #3068088ThomasOuo8Q4wishlistregionHixon Forest - Lower and Upper
      Jun 14, 2022 @ 12:32pm
      Jun 14, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #2268012trusstrusstrailBicentennial (2)The proper way to get back up top after going...
      Jun 7, 2022 @ 10:32am
      Jun 7, 2022
      user #2268012trusstrusstrailVista (2) - Building Champions TrailMy comments refer to the whole Vista trail;...
      Jun 7, 2022 @ 10:21am
      Jun 7, 2022
      user #2577381GeotwidtrailNerfherder DHNoce flow track with berms. Could easily ride...
      Jun 10, 2021 @ 9:44am
      Jun 10, 2021
      user #900925JwminertrailVista (2) - Building Champions TrailThe intermediate rating on this trail is...
      Aug 9, 2018 @ 5:17am
      Aug 9, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Gateway Trails 61.3 km
      Jersey Valley County Park21.7 km
      Sidie Hollow Park 2 13 2 122.5 km
      Hubbard Hills 1 723.9 km
      Veteran Hills 124.7 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3116 miles3,104 ft7 miles627 ft
      #810#4164081334,825
      Hike3316 miles3,104 ft7 miles627 ft
      #586#359813128
      Trail Running3316 miles3,104 ft7 miles627 ft
      #592#358813294
      Snowmobile11 mile279 ft3,353 ft197 ft
      #8#3460
      Snowshoe11 mile279 ft3,353 ft197 ft
      #158#9954715
      Nordic Ski13,094 ft102 ft1,342 ft102 ft
      #395#23554764
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