Devil's Lake Loop

MODERATE 135 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
813 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

camping

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

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1 month ago

I try to do this loop at least once a year...for a Wisconsin hiking experience, this is the best you’ll find in the state, in my opinion. Awesome elevation gains, incredible views throughout. West Bluff, Balanced Rock and Potholes trails are no joke. Wear good shoes / boots and be ready for some serious cardio. 600 feet up in short order...

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1 month ago

The trail kept getting more beautiful as we got higher! Amazing view of the lake.

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1 month 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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2 months ago

Nice trail. beautiful views

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3 months ago

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3 months 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.