Brady's Bluff and Deer Me Run Trail Loop

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Brady's Bluff and Deer Me Run Trail Loop is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Trempealeau, Wisconsin that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.6 miles
925 feet

dogs on leash



cross country skiing



nature trips

paddle sports





wild flowers


Two seperate trails in Perrot State Park, each with a climb over 500'. Views of the Mississippi River Valley and the bluffs that flank the the river. The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Trails work their way up the bluffs through trees and praire. Exposed rock. Brady has a wood and stone stairway.

1 month ago

This is a great trail in the Wisconsin State Park system! It’s not particularly difficult, but it is mostly uphill. The first portion is forested and the bugs are often atrocious because of the marshy landscape, so make sure to wear big spray. Also, there is a lot of poison ivy, so it’s important to stay on the trails. The second portion goes through a series of goat prairies with beautiful views of the river valley.

It’s perfect to take a hike up with a lunch and sit at the CCC shelter at the top. The hike down is comprised of wooden stairs and a short trail hike, then you have to follow the road along the water toward the park center. This trail is a perfect afternoon hike and offers connection to water trails for kayaking, camping at the Perrot campgrounds, and access to the Trempealeau river bike trail. Make sure to stop at the Trempealeau Hotel for lunch or dinner!

1 month ago

Moderate loop with a couple of steep sections featuring a fantastic blufftop Mississippi River view. CCC-built shelter sits at vista. Part of the trail looks like it was built by the CCC. Bugs are an issue here, but they are not as bad as they are at some other parks in the region. Overall, Wisconsin is not really known for its hiking, but this is one of the best hikes in Wisconsin.

3 months ago

Hiked up last night to see the sunset. Beautiful trail, great park!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Great trail, great view at the top!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Great trail, moderate, inclined and hilly the view is gorgeous once you reach the shelter, pretty much shaded, parking after 10am is a problem so plan ahead.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Great hike today! Left the hiking trail for the ski trails on the back side. I saw nobody while the full parking lot was hiking the front-side trail to Brady Bluff.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Amazing trail! Well-labeled throughout the entire park. The Western path up to Brady's Bluff seems to be what most people take up. It has a lot of wooden and stone stairs. I took the Northern path, which was a lot of fun and felt more like a gentle incline. The vista at the very top of both Brady's Bluff and Perrot Ridge are absolutely stunning! For an added bonus, the cross-country ski trails are a nice jaunt as well. They are mostly rolling hills although a few of them can get kind of steep.
Like others have said, bring your mosquito repellent. The area is very shaded, and they can get nasty. The hiking only trails are sand +/- rocks. These areas, particularly anywhere that is steep can get very muddy and be very slick in the morning or after it has rained. Be careful. The cross-country ski trails are for the most part grassy and weeded. Almost all of the trail though is shaded which is very nice.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

This trail was great! Amazing views and a nice variety of difficulty.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Had a great hike! Half the hike was in the sun and half shade, make sure to wear bug spray though in the shade the mosquitos got savage!!!!

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Amazing Views! Walked Over 4 Miles! Day Well Spent!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

It was a nice short workout with a beautiful view from the top.

Monday, May 30, 2016

wowzers! the view from Brady's bluff was amazing! Hike up and down bluff, I burned almost 700 calories!

Friday, May 13, 2016

fantastic hiking trails! beautiful views of both the bluffs and Mississippi River. tons of different types of flowers along the path. some challenging hills to climb made it interesting! we combined Brad's bluff and parrot bluff trail. Definitely worth the hour drive. we will be back!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Great hike. Combined Perrot's Bluff and Brady's Bluff into one hike. Both have 400' plus accents and descents. Spectacular views atop both off the bluffs.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Great views of the surround areas. I went canoeing, hiking, and water sampling in the same day for an AP Environmental Science class that I was helping student teach. It was a lot to do in one day, but it's a nice place to go with lots of open space for large groups.

Monday, May 26, 2014

While on a biking/camping trip at Perrot State Park, we decided to explore the hiking trails...Glad we did, amazing views from the top of the bluff, the scenery throughout the trail are beautiful as well.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Really cool stone stairways that take you up the bluff to amazing views and beautiful goat prairies.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Challenging and rewarding! Wonderful views of the Mississippi and surrounding bluffs of WI & MN. This is one of my favorites in the LAX area.

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