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Best trails in Devil's Lake State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Devil's Lake State Park, Wisconsin? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Devil's Lake State Park ranging from 0.7 to 7.4 miles and from 856 to 1,555 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Devil's Lake State Park, nearly 10,000 acre has a full range of recreational activities and beautiful views. Activities range from hiking, camping, biking and rock climbing. There are also water activities such as fishing, boating, swimming, and the very popular scuba diving. During the winter, trails are not maintained or closed so you can cross country ski, snowshoe or ice fish. There is an abundance of flora and fauna here, making it the perfect place for birding and wildlife viewing. The Devil's Lake Nature Center also consists of informative exhibits and a park naturalist. The nature center's hours tend to vary over the year.
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Map of trails in Devil's Lake State Park
Park information
Acreage
10000 acres
Park hours
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mailing address
Devil's Lake State Park
S5975 Park Rd.
Baraboo, WI 53913
Contact
608-356-8301
Top trails (12)
#1 - Devil's Lake via West Bluff Trail
Devil's Lake State Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
Devil's Lake via West Bluff Trail is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Baraboo, Wisconsin that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mouShow more
#2 - Parfrey's Glen Trail
Devil's Lake State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(207)
Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 50 m
Parfreys Glen is Wisconsins first State Natural area and is unquestionably the most visited state natural area outside of Devils Lake State Park. The glen is open to the public from 6am to 8pm. At itShow more
#3 - East Bluff and East Bluff Woods Trail Loop
Devil's Lake State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(247)
Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
Asphalt with stone steps, winds between bluff edge and adjacent woods. Scenic views with drop-offs. Elephant Cave and Elephant Rock at the north end.Show more
#4 - Balanced Rock Trail
Devil's Lake State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(284)
Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 34 m
A difficult, steep trail; stone steps on the south face of the east bluff. Spectacular views with Balanced Rock along the way. Show more
#5 - Devil's Doorway Loop
Devil's Lake State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(94)
Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
Devil's Doorway Loop is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Baraboo, Wisconsin that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, anShow more
#6 - West Bluff Trail
Devil's Lake State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(137)
Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
Watch your step as you work your way along the rim of quartzite cliffs that form the western rim of Devils Lake basin. The West Bluff Trail at Devils Lake is one of the more impressive in the park. Show more
#7 - Ice Age National Scenic Trail - Devil's Lake Segment
Devil's Lake State Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(66)
Length: 13 mi • Est. 6 h 34 m
Please note: Dogs are not allowed on groomed cross country ski trailsShow more
#8 - West Bluff Trail to Balance Rock to East Bluff Woods Trail Loop
Devil's Lake State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(29)
Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
West Bluff Trail to Balance Rock to East Bluff Woods Trail Loop is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Baraboo, Wisconsin that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offShow more
#9 - Ice Age Trail: Devil's Lake to Parfrey's Glen
Devil's Lake State Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(17)
Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 4 h 25 m
Ice Age Trail: Devil's Lake to Parfrey's Glen is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Baraboo, Wisconsin that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primShow more
#10 - Devil's Lake Grottos Trail
Devil's Lake State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(49)
Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 43 m
An easy, wide path along the bottom of the south end of the East Bluff, connecting the Balanced Rock, Potholes and CCC trails.Show more
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