Devil's Doorway Loop

MODERATE 24 reviews
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Devil's Doorway Loop is a 2 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
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
423 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

rock climbing

sea kayaking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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5 months ago

super busy. but good for Wisconsin

5 months ago

Amazing view

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6 months ago

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

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7 months ago

So many rocks. So much fun.

7 months ago

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9 months ago

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.

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9 months ago

Fabulous view, gorgeous lake to see from up high

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

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

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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.