Explore the most popular trail running trails in Wyalusing State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Very nice secluded trail. One of the better trails if you don’t want a crowd but still very well maintained. Very cool views. Elevation changes a little bit which can be challenging at the end.

Despite the bugs which are always a problem in the spring on all trails, I really enjoyed this trail. The river view and well kept trail made this an interesting hike. The elevation is a challenge, in my view not insurmountable.

One of the better hikes in park. Mesquitos were horrible, but notwithstanding, a great scenic hike for the area.

This trail can only be accessed by starting on the Sentinel Ridge Trail or the Old Wagon Road Trail. This trail is seldom used and offers a reprieve from the more crowded areas of the park. The lower elevation portion along the Wisconsin River can get buggy during the spring and summer months. Unless you want a good uphill workout, I recommend hiking the trail from west-to-east, beginning by going down the switchbacks off of the Sentinel Ridge Trail. The incline coming up on the eastern end of the trail (where it connects to the Old Wagon Road Trail) is much more gradual.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Moderately steep, well kept, pretty vistas.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Steep and rough in places. Runs along the river.

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Sunday, October 02, 2016

Starts at Look out point and heads south to River landing following the bluff, great views over the river valley in many areas. Steep in places. Midway you see Indian mounds, nice highlight of the trail. Also interesting they have a monument to the last passenger pigeon in Wisconsin at this site.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

The mosquitoes were the worst I ever encountered. I couldn't stop for a picture without being swarmed. Regardless the hikes were visually interesting and alot of history with the indian mounds. Several wet weather waterfalls and bluff caves.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Wyalusing is a a great place to hike and enjoy the solace of your own thoughts. It's barren throughout much of the year, but I have no complaints. I also found some great information about it for those who haven't been at http://www.stateparksreview.com/wisconsin-state-parks/wyalusing-state-park/. Fun place, and glad to have it!

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Great little state park, one of several, including Pikes Peak, IA and Effigy Mounds NM, in the driftless hills around Parie du Chein. Really alive in the Fall, it has a good numer of trails that can cater to several levels of fitness. Last time we did about 10 miles worth of trails starting at the parking near the Wisonsin Ridge Campground, we walked over and did the Sand Cave loop, then came back and headed down the Sentinel Trail to the boat ramp, up the Sugar Maple Nature loop (making sure to hike up the spure to the Homestead Picnic Area) and then back to the boat ramp and up Sentinel.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Early in the spring we hiked the Sentinal Ridge Trail which was 1.6 miles one way. Had some steep climbs but had beautiful views of the Mississippi. Also hiked Sand Cave Trail and Little Sand Cave Loop which was a total I believe of about 2.5 miles. The scenery was wild flowers, birds, ravine, cliffs, etc. - a wide variety of things to see! Bring your binoculars and camera!

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Was able to hike in this area, really great views of Wisco & Mississippi Rivers!

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I was able to get in hiking and walking. The trail we went on had narrow trails, but you were able to get beautiful views of the Wisconsin River and Mississippi River. Some were quite a challenge for me, because it was walking straight up. We found some beautiful waterfalls, too. That was about 13 years ago, and have been trying to get back there.Sorry, but I don't remember when.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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Sunday, September 06, 2015