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Very crowded on weekends, the trail head is very close to the popular beach. This trail is also not suitable for children with uneven terrain with many drop offs. I recommend Potholes Trail (still tough) to get up to see Balanced Rock and Devil's Doorway.

walking
10 days ago

Nice trail except for a lot of dog poop at beginning of trail . Wish people would clean up after their dogs

Not the easiest due to being hilly but links into a segment of the IAT and nearby shelter. lovely views of the area. a favorite of mine to hike in spring and fall.

not the greatest signage but a relatively easy hike despite a few eskers.

Gentle hike with a few hills. through a variety of landscape and enjoyable especially during fall color change.

beautiful views of Lake Michigan and sand dunes.

Great Kettle Moraine trail. Nice mix of mature mixed hardwoods, New growth forest, open lots, creeks and some marsh. Mowed wide trail with some ups and downs. I would rate it as moderate for Wisconsin in difficulty. Definitely in my top 5 hikes in Wisconsin.

hiking
21 days ago

Great little hike with a great view. This is more like a moderate trail vs hard. I think it may be labeled as hard due to the rocks you climb up. Go early to truly enjoy. We went at a little before 9 am and it was fine but on our way back to the parking lot (after a bit more hiking) it was starting to get busy (around 10:30). Also greeter people in your pics if you go early :)

hiking
21 days ago

This is probably one of my favorites. Family is from central Illinois found this trail on this website and tried it out! Great trails, beautiful view of Lake Michigan. Well mark trails. The parking lot is easy to access and close to the trail. I highly recommend this trail. Kinda muddy in some spots but it has just rained. Also when it did start down pour raining there was so many trees to that sheltered us from the down pour!

Side note: If you have kids that want to swim in the lake there is a part of the trail that takes you there! Take towels :)

If you live here sure it is a great trail. If not maybe skip it. It is a mowed woods walk. Maybe good for a dog walk.

Nice smooth well-marked trails. There seem to be quite a few irresponsible dog owners who use this trail however...watch your step!

love the view. can't get enough.

hiking
1 month ago

I loved the path this trail took around the lake. The viewpoints were beautiful. The cool air was refreshing. The trail was beautiful.
Unfortunately, the path is being paved over so it can be hard on the knees and ankles. Also, the trail does not allow overnight campers so allow time and energy to do it in one day. Also there were $41 in camp and park entrance fees. In addition to all that, the trail and campsite were crowded with loud families. I expected this loop to feel more like a backpacking trip and less like a family vacation tourist trap.

I suppose I should have researched more.

1 month ago

Kind of a boring trail. Trail wasn’t well groomed and we had to walk though almost knee high grass. Got a tick. Bring bug spray. Lots of bugs. Parnell tower loop is much better

Great fun trail! Definitely coming back.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful day for this hike. There weren’t many bugs! Easy loop trail with a few climbs. The trail is mostly in the woods. Follow the trail counterclockwise to have better views of the trail mile markers. The trail crosses other trails.

Beautiful for miles.

walking
1 month ago

Nostalgic.

hiking
1 month ago

I have done this hike twice and both times it was amazing! The rocky steps on the East Bluff are a little tricky to go up, but it is definitely doable for the average person. I can’t wait to come back!

hiking
1 month ago

Challenging trail with beautiful views.

hiking
1 month ago

Went here on the recommendation of a fellow dog walking friend and absolutely fell in love the restaurant place. Stunning views of the lake can be see throughout the trail and so beautifully maintained. The great thing is the walk down to the lake where lots of families picnic and enjoy their day. Dogs are definitely welcomed on leash and the best part is that when the wind is coming from the east the lake trail is actually much cooler and for a mountain dog owner who hates any heat this makes a huge difference.

hiking
2 months ago

I found that the mileage was slightly off. Don’t like the cracked and bubbled asphalt on West Bluff because you have to watch every step. Watch the slick quartz on the Balanced Rock trail but it is gorgeous!

Strenuous but a great hike, both up and down. It’s longer and steeper than you think!

hiking
2 months ago

Beaitiful walk- great workout with all the ups & downs. Saw deer & great lake views.

Great trail difficult but worth the time you can always come down the easy way

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is short but challenging. Very cool rock formations.

a real nice hike, lots of good viewpoints overlooking the lake. and at both ends if your feet get tired you can cool them off in the lake.

Great hike, excellent activity, great view of the lake once at the top. Be ready for some heavy duty climb to the top!! Take water and snacks.

loved this climb. gorgeous rocks create an engineering marvel of stairs. be prepared and be safe. it's a busy trail and courtesy makes it enjoyable.

Amazing views of the lake. My 4, 6, and 9 year did the whole thing. It is harder coming down than going up.

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