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Devil's Lake Grottos Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Baraboo, Wisconsin that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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.

Length 1.6 mi Elevation gain 98 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Running Forest Lake Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky Scramble
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An easy, wide path along the bottom of the south end of the East Bluff, connecting the Balanced Rock, Potholes and CCC trails.

Wisconsin Department of Tourism, P.O. Box 7976, 201 W. Washington Avenue , Madison, WI, 53707-79761, Phone: 608-266-2161

Directions from Baraboo, WI: Travel I-90 / 94 to exit 92, Baraboo / Wisconsin Dells. Take US 12 about 9 miles. Turn left (east) on Hwy. 159. Proceed 1.5 miles. Turn right (south) on Hwy. 123 and proceed 0.5 mile. Cross County DL and proceed on park road. Visitor information areas are located off South Shore Road and South Lake Drive. Grottos Trail access is from the South Shore parking area.

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Laura Johnson
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Michelle Lieske
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Michelle Lieske
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steve riester
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Michelle Kwas
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Good for and easy hike, some slight hills but can be managed if taken at a slower pace. Good for kids and beginners.

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Jeffrey Scott
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Very crowded.

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jesus cruz
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Emilie Cull
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Dylan Parks
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Tessa Komp
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It was nice! It’s kinda steep going up, and we went a little too fast for ourselves, so that wasnt great. But other than that, it was nice to have a view of devils lake that’s completely different than what youd usually see!

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Courtney Nicole
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Sarah Denison
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Pretty busy, and a gravel trail, but beautiful and easy! I went just before dusk and there were TONS of little white moths along the trail that caught the sunset—gorgeous scenery. Plus if you park in the CCC parking lot you’ve got an easy, less populated way to get to the lake.

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Jennifer Anderson
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Very busy today, heavily traffic on Balanced Rock trail. Not as bad once we got to the other trails.

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Meng Wang
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5/16/2020 Great trail with wonderful views and just enough elevation gain to make your heart pump. Trail is more crowded near the beginning and end, where most accessible by families. When you get into the climbing it’s really not bad.

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Michelle Gihring
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Easy, breezy, beautiful, and a beautiful view when you reach the lake. Balanced Rock is a nice diversion of this trail if you're looking for a challenge.

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Stacie West
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beautiful

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Nicholas G
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Easy trail through the woods that we used to get from the CCC trail to the lake trail then up to the west bluff

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Jed Johnson
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Busy trail but very easy.

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Dereck Waggoner
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This was an easy stroll after coming down off the the steeper trails.

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Brad McNeil
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Molly Tague
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Michelle Kwas
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James Kraemer
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Alan Wurzelbacher
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Rod Hauser
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Cameron McLay
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Amber Luplow
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Sal Perez
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Niko Gavran
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Ryan Corcoran
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