Explore the best trails in Wisconsin with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.





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1 day ago

Just to respond to Alyssa's review. There is a prairie but you have to keep going. If you park at the lot and go over the bridge, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Its a easy stroll, great for littles.

1 day ago

Just took a beautiful fall walk with my almost 3 year old in the ergo on my back. It couldn't have been more beautiful and perfect for our morning "forest school". Perfect to meander and explore. Streams, trees, birds, prairie. Loved it.

Most people come to this site to visit the Basilica and shrine. The hiking trail is adequate but does not have any observation or rest points along the route. Signage is sufficient for a point-to-point hiking trail. The path is a natural trail which means that leaves, tree roots, and stumps scatter the pathway. Hills are small and easy. Today's fall foliage was fantastic and worth the trip in and if itself.

Nice trail, good elevation changes and a nice hike through some beautiful open woods

3 days ago

A pleasant 2.5 mile loop if you turn north at the dam. Plenty of stairs near the beginning. stay left at the junction to explore the rocks and cliff area, then down to.the lake. Moderate climb back up from the dam.

3 days 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.

A lovely trail by a beautiful lake.

4 days ago


We love the trail and hike it often after work. Easy going, well maintained and fully wooded.

4 days ago

I had a great time walking the trail with my wife and my German Shepherd. The dunes are very scenic!

5 days 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.

8 days ago

great trail with some historical points. all of Highcliff is awesome! epically if you want to push it up some steep hills.

flat. not well traveled

All grown over, couldn't find the trail. River is nice.

on New Fane Trail

11 days ago

11 days ago

Loved it... few feet from the lake and McMansions on the other side of you. Awesome residents plant beautiful vegetation. Great for all levels!

15 days ago

Went with kids after weekend in Dells. Great trails around an unspoiled lake (no motors).