hiking

views

forest

walking

wildlife

lake

kid friendly

wild flowers

birding

rock climbing

trail running

Spectacular scenery, a full range of recreational activities, and a full-time naturalist make this a very popular park. The nearly-10,000-acre state park is 2 miles south of Baraboo and about 40 miles northwest of Madison.

With today's cold snap the glen is full of ice falls! The creek and waterfall itself is still unfrozen and flowing (waterproof boots!), but numerous icicles and ice sheets grew from the rock walls. Really neat.

Perfect!

It was fun but it was basically all up hill and then after walking 2 miles. We had to turn around at the end and walk back down hill. But I did see a cardinal and four white tailed deer so that was pretty cool.

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3 months ago

Largely paved trail with steep stairs at places. Clean and no obstacles. A series of purple quartzite cliffs offer excellent views toward part of Baraboo to the north, East bluff to the east, the moraine to the southeast, and Devils lake down below. On return took the Tumbled rock trail along the lake, nice talus fields.

3 months ago

Easy trail through the woods that we used to get from the CCC trail to the lake trail then up to the west bluff

great trail win fantastic views of the lake and valley. Also saw a bald eagle perched near the summit of this trail. Amazing.

Was very impressed with the trails here and amazing rock formations. Devils doorway is among the best in the area.

Great trails with scenic views of the forest and various rock formations that dominate the area. Trail is nice because it has an intersect and plenty of maps to make navigating the landmarks easy.

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3 months ago

Rewarding trail on a steep climb. Rocks can be slippery so move slowly. Balanced rock itself is lovely.

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3 months ago

Fantastic hike with awesome views.

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3 months ago

Not really an easy hike due to the elevation change. It was enjoyable.

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4 months ago

Great fall hiking. Gorgeous view of the bluffs from the meadow. Golden and orange foliage all along the second portion of the trail. Saw three giant wild turkeys crossing the trail, and numerous puffball mushrooms on dead trees.

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4 months ago

Ample parking and a restroom at the trail head. The trail follows the creek for the whole length. The trail goes from paved surface to easy dirt road to moderate rock scrambling and creek fording after the "end maintained trail" sign. Waterproof boots and poles will help. Very interesting narrow deep gorge. Huge rock blocks fell from cliffs. The cliff exposes layers of pink quartzite pebbles in between sandstone. The trail ends at a low waterfall. Great golden fall colors.