Ferry Bluff

EASY 24 reviews

Ferry Bluff is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sauk City, Wisconsin that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.8 miles
164 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips






27 days ago

The view at the top was amazing! The trail was steep and we had to navigate around two huge trees that had fallen across the trail. There also was a lot of erosion. Even though the trail needed some work the view at the top was worth it

5 months ago

Short but fun.

10 months ago

Beautiful view of the Wisconsin river

Monday, August 14, 2017

It's a steep climb, but the view is worth it. And don't forget your bug spray. ;)

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Beautiful Views!

Friday, June 02, 2017

Love Ferry Bluff! I go there all the time. the view is beautiful!

Saturday, April 01, 2017

First day open. Trail clean with no obstacles. Saw Over half a dozen parties. Only very subtle signs of spring. No eagles.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

First of all, the trail is closed Nov. 15--March 31 to protect nesting eagles so plan your visit accordingly. The dirt road leading to the trail head is in good shape with only a few potholes, should not be a problem for any vehicles. The short trail circles around Ferry bluff and climbs moderately to Cactus bluff. This stretch is exceptionally constructed and maintained. At Cactus bluff there are 9 signs with good information arranged in half a circle. To see the views you'll need to go beyond the signs and come near sheer cliff drop. Use extreme caution here, a fall can be fatal. The view of Wisconsin river and surrounding rolling hills is spectacular, and this is a descent hike by itself. For the more adventurous, however, go back behind the signs and just as the short boardwalk ends take the boot trail up the ridge. This is a more strenuous trail with a short climb, some fallen trees to navigate, and tons of mosquitos. No eagles today. The trail is not marked but quite obvious. It rises to the top of the bluffs, and circles east to arrive at the tip of Ferry bluff. You will be rewarded with an exceptional view. The Cactus bluff view point is far below you to the west. You now have a much better, commanding view of the river. Enjoy cranes and geese flying below on the river. Turn back and backtrack the trail to return. Beware of mosquitos: I was severely mauled by them despite constantly showering myself with bug spray!

Friday, April 22, 2016

there is a second trail that takes you to the taller bluff next door. Much better view than the obvious scenic overlook point! little bit more challenging of a hike too.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Really beautiful scenic views of the river. You may also spot an eagle or two! Watch out, I got a deer tick there.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A nice hike up the side of the bluff.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

What a beautiful view. The hike is easy and well worth the effort. I recommend this trail for families or anyone who wants a peaceful relaxing hike.

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