Devil's Lake Loop

MODERATE 127 reviews
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Devil's Lake Loop is a 4.8 mile 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 best used from July until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1076 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

camping

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

This was so beautiful. Balanced Rock trail on the east side...which takes you to east bluff... is almost a scramble. I never had to use my hands but super steep with breathtaking views. I can’t wait to hike this again.

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hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail. beautiful views

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the first 2 miles of this loop. It was a continual climb right at the onset, which was very challenging, reaching 1500 feet. There were many large rocks and rock stairs to navigate. The view from the top of the trail is magnificent. However, following the "Devils Lake Loop" as it is laid out here takes you out of the wooded trail and to a road where you will walk for a distance before the trail picks up again. Then, the trail essentially ends and you must walk on or along railroad tracks for at least a mile to finish the loop around the lake. This loop is not an official trail when looking at the state park map. However, if you are looking to circle the lake, just be prepared for 1/2 of your hike to be unconventional and not particularly fun or interesting.

trail running
1 month ago

1 month ago

Steep trail going up and down West Bluff trail, but the views at the top are worth the climb. We took the trail that runs directly next to the lake on the way back to the south shore. Nice path with big boulders along the side. Made for a great hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Started at South Shore since that was the only parking available. Popular place on a gorgeous weekend. Took the West Bluff Trail. Very steep up and back down on both ends. Awesome overlooks. Made a loop by coming back along the west shore, very cool paved trail through the quartzite boulders.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Parts are steep but the overlooks are rewarding.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago