Looking for a great trail in Wyalusing State Park, Wisconsin? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking 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. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Wyalusing State Park ranging from 1.3 to 2.1 miles and from 1,082 to 1,135 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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At Wyalusing State Park, you can camp 500 feet above the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers. One of Wisconsin's oldest parks, Wyalusing features Indian burial mounds, canoe trail, bird watching. It's a place to go for fishing, boating, bicycling, picnicking, and enjoying nature. There are an interpretive center and four historical markers within the park.

hiking
19 hours ago

Great hike for endurance as there is plenty of inclines. Halfway through, the trail turns into a paved road leading to a boat launch. Beautiful views!

hiking
22 hours ago

Good hike but description is a bit off. All the trails in the Wyalusing State Park allows dogs other than the Sugar Maple Nature Trail. Also the map is not correct. This is actually a 2.5mi semi loop trail. Path splits a couple times. We followed the park signs and ended up doing a loop in addition to joining up to Big Sand Cave Spur Trail. Over all lots to see, streams, small falls, cavern, bluffs. Very beautiful. Be warned they have had a very heavy rain fall yesterday so the path is very slippery even with good hiking shoes.

Nicely maintained but still had the wild feel to it. Very quiet compared to the other heavily used trails in the area.

hiking
1 month ago

Well maintained, wide trail. Steep at times.

hiking
1 month ago

.8 miles of a gentle downhill leads to a .8 mile loop, then back up the original .8 for 2.4 miles total, not the 2 miles listed here. Went on a hot day and the last .8 uphill was demanding but doable with a couple of quick breaks. There's also a small spur near the beginning of the loop that goes to the bigger sand cave.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful wooded hike! Has access to Mississippi River too.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice weather, I would like to see all of the trail if we go back to the park.

hiking
10 months ago

One of my favorite trails at this park. It’s challenging with different steps and elevations and the pictures rock cave is very pretty too.

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.

hiking
10 months ago

Very beautiful walk. Easy enough for my 4 and 5 year old to do but long enough that you feel like you accomplished something. Beautiful springs and small falls along the way.

Friday, August 17, 2018

great hike. ....☺

walking
Monday, July 23, 2018

Love it and saw the cave. Great for the kids but do wear good shoes. It can be slippery when not wearing good shoes

walking
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Awesome cave and falls. Depending on which way you turn cave and falls is 1/4 or 3/4 always from the start. Worth the hike. Suggest good shoes. A lot of rock steps.

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.

hiking
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

My kid likes to play in the fluffy white sand at overhang where the waterfall is located. We go about once a year. Saw a rat snake last time, that was cool.

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

Friday, December 01, 2017

Great hike! A good workout and a nice reward at the painted sand cave.

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.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Pretty loop with two very small trickling waterfalls and shallow sandstone caves. I preferred the sugar maple trail at wylusing

hiking
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Hard uphill start but the rest is sloped down. Lovely loop through hilly woods with a nice trickling waterfall and shallow sandstone cave. Very beautiful.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Moderately steep, well kept, pretty vistas.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Steep and rough in places. Runs along the river.

hiking
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.

hiking
Saturday, October 01, 2016

Nice trail in the park. The wet weather waterfall was running and nice bluff cave. Trail was layed out nice. Very doable for kids

hiking
Saturday, October 01, 2016

Nice hike to a couple bluff caves, one with a wet weather waterfall. Trail layed out well and would be easy for youth to hike.

hiking
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.

hiking
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!

hiking
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.

fishing
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!

hiking
Sunday, March 10, 2013

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

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