Deathdoor Bluff Trail

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Deathdoor Bluff Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ellison Bay, Wisconsin that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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.

2.2 miles
144 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



3 days ago

First part follows the bluff and has Unique rooted paths. First third is the most scenic and challenging. Second third is just a nice stroll in the woods. Last third he’s just a walk up the road back to the vehicle.

7 days ago

An easy trail. Be cautious with young kids along bluff side. Well worn trailhead. No blazes. Ran into a couple who claimed we were hiking on private land but we followed exact route on app, so this was somewhat confusing. Pretty forest and bluff views. Trail surface dirt lots of roots along bluff edge.

19 days ago

Not a bad trail but definitely had to pay attention otherwise you could get lost.

1 month ago

I hiked this trail with my sister, and we agree that the trail is not well marked. We started from the trailhead at the parking lot along the shore of the bay and then moved away from the shore into the woods. We looped around and came upon a road that looked like access road for county maintenance. We didn’t see a trail so we turned back and back-tracked to the car. As we were driving out, we realized that we should’ve followed the access road back to the parking lot. We added some time and distance to the hike but we both enjoyed it! We would do this again.

5 months ago

Great trail. Pretty easy going, not marked all that well , which is great because few ppl come up this far to hike it. An added bonus on this trail is The Place Where The Monk Sits. Very very few people know if it’s existence, even among locals. If you can find it, you’ll know it when you’re there. Just be cautious hiking the bluffs. Ring a bottle of wine, a light meal, and enjoy the view as the sun sets or rises in this hidden gem. Bring a headlamp as the trails aren’t marked well.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Nice trail but not very well marked with minimal views of the lake.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Good hike but only one good view of the bluff

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Nice walk. Limited spring/summer views.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

great views

Friday, November 13, 2015

Beautiful views, but take care. Had an encounter with a bear during an early November hike.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

It is a great trail but if you are going to do the loop make sure to bring a compass because the trails are no very well marked and it is easy to get lost. Luckily there are roads everywhere and since it's a peninsula you're never really too lost

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Easy hike to the shores of Green Bay. As previous poster reported cool rock formations created by visitors. Unfortunately I was there on a day 2 county workers were knocking them down citing danger to children if rocks were to fall. Well worth the walk for great views of Green Bay.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Short fun hike with kids age 4 and 7. The bottom of the trail is a rocky shore of Green Bay with curiously positioned rock formations made by prior visitors and a wooden teepee shelter sort of thing. Great view and just the right level of difficulty for a young family walk.

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