Burkhardt Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Burkhardt Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hudson, Wisconsin that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
465 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

waterfall

hiking
4 days ago

Beautiful! Just a little shorter hike than anticipated and was hoping for something more challenging. Great for a family outing or just to escape to a quiet beautiful place. Bring your swimsuit - you can cool off in the falls or in a couple quiet spots along the river. I’ll be going back for sure!

hiking
19 days ago

$13 permit.
Nice walk to the falls. You'll find some scenic overlooks along the way. Pet friendly. Moderate difficulty. But there are options for a higher intensity (uphill and downhill) if you cut through the woods (trail). Follow the signs to historic graveyard for a higher intensity trail.

25 days ago

Parking areas are very small for how popular this trail is. The River Road lot looked to only have 3 spaces. The County A lot had about 30 spaces. We had to turn back unfortunately.

1 month ago

Ok for a short morning walk the falls are pretty but can be very crowded because there's a parking lot nearby letting people access the falls easily without hiking in.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike over the winter months and it was a decent trail—not at all difficult. The waterfall is gorgeous and I would love to come back in the fall. I think the trails are very well suited to Nordic skiing, which I would also like to come back and do.

2 months ago

great views from above and below, nice distance and elevation gains

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

5/3/18 Peaceful hike. Runs along the river a little bit and has some quick elevation changes. There are lots of trees in the trail for shade, but a small strip without. You can get to the overlook easily, but if you go to the falls, there are a lot of stairs(unless you keep on the trail side). If you like climbing, there’s a cliff near the falls where there’s a climbing area. Definitely worth going to! :)

3 months ago

Very beautiful, peaceful and the waterfall was amazing. So worth the hike and great for dogs!!

hiking
9 months ago

Great fall hike – the colors were at their peak last weekend and we only saw a few people on the trail. If you do the whole loop, it ends up being 4.5 miles from the trailhead and you get to see the falls from the bottom and the top which is pretty neat. The hike is labeled moderate, but there are a few really steep hills that get your heart pumping!

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Thursday, May 30, 2013