Devil's Doorway Loop

MODERATE 34 reviews
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Devil's Doorway Loop is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Baraboo, Wisconsin that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
482 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

paddle sports

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
3 days ago

It was a nice morning for a hike.

hiking
13 days ago

During the summer weekends there are so many people hiking up and down this much-trafficked trail. However, it’s definitely a must see. And, if you’re into climbing, there are so many places to set-up along the trail!

Personally, I think the climbing is much better than the hiking, but if you prefer hiking, the trails are very well maintained, though the lower trails at the base of the climbing routes can be a little tricky to navigate with rocks. We take our dog (a small puggle) and she loves to clamber over the trails.

hiking
27 days ago

Devil’s Doorway is definitely one of the busiest spots along the Devil’s Lake trails but is a must-see if you’re visiting the park for the first time

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous view, great photo op, and fun!

2 months ago

very quick, dramatic view

2 months ago

It's a great trail.
Posting are accurate on markers.

hiking
11 months ago

Wisconsin. I thought this trail was never going to stop ascending. It was like a stone & boulder stairway to heaven that felt like hell. But, once we made it to the top, it felt like a major accomplishment.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

super busy. but good for Wisconsin

Monday, June 26, 2017

Amazing view

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

My favorite hike at Devil's Lake, which is my favorite state park

hiking
Saturday, April 29, 2017

So many rocks. So much fun.

hiking
Monday, March 13, 2017

If you haven't hiked this yet, you will not be disappointed. This is one of those trails that should be on your bucket list. Devil's Lake is the epitome of how beautiful wisconsin can be. This is a two hour drive for me to get to, but I give it a visit every year.

hiking
Saturday, March 04, 2017

Fabulous view, gorgeous lake to see from up high

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Was very impressed with the trails here and amazing rock formations. Devils doorway is among the best in the area.

hiking
Sunday, October 09, 2016

For the overall lack of elevation gain in Wisconsin, this trail is perhaps the most redeeming. Its modest 450 feet gain is attained within a short distance -- resulting in excitingly steep quartzite steps. In addition, most of the trail is exposed with excellent views of the valley below, including Devils lake to the southwest, the terminal moraine plug to the south that formed the lake, and distant lake Wisconsin to the east. Main attractions along the trail include the balanced rock and the devils doorway, both delicate rock formations, and several potholes. Also look out for ancient ripple marks baked into the quartzite rocks. This is an extremely popular trail, be prepared to share it with literally bus loads of hikers during weekends. There are a lot of children and dogs, too. The quartzite steps can be slippery at places, and the trail tends to camouflage itself in talus fields. Young hikers should be closely supervised because of steep drop offs, but should otherwise have no difficulty completing the trail.

hiking
Friday, July 08, 2016

Fun trail. Lots of great rock formations to both see and climb on.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Always fun.

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9 months ago

recorded wisconsin

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