1.2 miles
334 ft
-280 ft
Avg time


  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowmobile
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Hixon Forest - Lower and Upper
    La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
  • Global Ranking
    #80780 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #27541 in Trail Running
    • #10604 in Hiking
    • #1423 in Snowshoeing
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 40 in Trail Running
    • 45 in Hiking
    • 65 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Snowmobiling
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager
    Outdoor Recreation Alliance "ORA Trails"

Trail of Champions Trail serves as a link from Rotary Vista to the Upper Hixon Trail Head Parking Lot. This is a Bidirectional Shared Use Trail, please watch for other users.

Access Info

Access from Lower Hixon Trail Head, Upper Hixon Trail Head, and from Rim of the City Road

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Vista (2) - Building Champions Trail bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    54 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,084 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,282 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,227 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,282 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,921 ft
  • Distance down
    3,353 ft
  • Distance flat
    177 ft
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on Mar 24, 2022
Freeze/thaw Cycle
Avg: 3.85 (7 votes)
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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      Vista (2) -... Trail Reports

      Mar 24, 2022 @ 11:00am
      Mar 24, 2022
      reporter Closed for Spring thaw Mud and Ice prevalent
      Sep 22, 2021 @ 8:41am
      Sep 22, 2021
      Aug 19, 2021 @ 11:58am
      Aug 19, 2021
      reporter Dry
      Aug 11, 2021 @ 1:26pm
      Aug 11, 2021
      reporter Muddy from Recent Flooding and Rains
      Nov 17, 2020 @ 6:22pm
      Nov 17, 2020
      reporter Freeze Thaw is prevalant and conditions may vary. Please be wise and not use muddy or soft trails.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 84 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      • 1,039 rides


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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Jwminer (Aug 9, 2018 at 5:17)
       The intermediate rating on this trail is somewhat misleading — there are no difficult technical aspects, but the grade is VERY steep in sections and will be physically challenging to ride for all but the strongest riders.
      • + 0
      trusstruss (Jun 7, 2022 at 10:21)
       My comments refer to the whole Vista trail; Trailforks has artificially separated the two segments of the single Vista trail. Going on that notion, this trail is singular, as in one of its kind in Wisconsin and my candidate for the state’s best trail. Not sure if it was built for hiking or riding or both, which is to say it’s not a newschool downhill trail with berms or jumps. It is, however built for fun, high speeds, and whoops galore. It does include some climbing, so it’s not all smiles, but you ride and descend longer than you think possible for the Midwest. My one beef with the trail (well, yes, it could also use some berms!) is that it’s two way and hikers also like it. While we can’t do anything about the hikers, it’s a little douche-baggy to ride this uphill as you’re one more obstacle and danger for the riders having fun on the descent. If there weren’t other ways back up, this wouldn’t be a valid argument. But there is: Bicentennial (among other options, I think). Although Bicentennial isn’t singletrack (does it really matter on the way up?), it has the added benefit of being more direct and faster as an ascent than douche-baggily heading up Vista. That way you’ll have more time to scream back down Vista another time! Enjoy!


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