Lion's Den Trail

MODERATE 45 reviews

Lion's Den Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Grafton, 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
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
167 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

snow

Lots to see here. This trail features wooded segments and a path along a gorge overlooking the lake. Access to Lake Michigan is possible and there are a few picnic tables close to the beginning of the hike.

22 days ago

beautiful

hiking
4 months ago

spectacular views and the stairs to the lake (and back!) provide a good workout

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful views and a huge variety of wildflowers. Trails are very well maintained with mulched paths. We chose not to do the stairs to go down to the lakeshore, but that looks like a good option for next time. Nice, easy hike with the pup on a beautiful day.

8 months ago

Beautiful day spent walking, not as difficult as indicated.

hiking
8 months ago

love that all Trails are either soft mulch or gravel. great walking or jogging surface. can actually look at the landscape without having to watch for roots or rocks in the pathways.

8 months ago

It was busy and beautiful trails

8 months ago

This trail is easy but really beautiful. it's a good place to go with your family and take a relaxing walk. it can get really busy, too because of how scenic it is.

hiking
8 months ago

Wasn't a bad walk. Came on a Sunday and there were a lot of people, A LOT! Very easy walk with only 1 bathroom location. It was pretty, but not sure I will go back.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautifully maintained trails and great views. Enjoyed every moment.

10 months ago

This a well maintained trail that has a mix of forest, lake view overlooks, bluffs and lakeshore. I great trail that is well marked and easily accessible. Parking seems limited so if going on a weekend you may want to get there early.

10 months ago

This is a beautiful spot to enjoy the outdoors. I plan to enjoy it scenery many more times....

11 months ago

There where some parts where is was a bit overgrown but overall, 4 star trail

11 months ago

Awesome!!! Loved it!!

hiking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

A hidden gem in Cederburg.

walking
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Very nice trail and able to get to the water!!

walking
Friday, April 14, 2017

I will have to say that this is a good walking trail and access to Lake Michigan is possible. It was a bit muddy but negotiable with ease. Great for all ages and level of ability. There are a few picnic tables close to the beginning. Enjoy!

hiking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

A little muddy but that's to be expected, we brought our rain boots for just that reason. Our 7 year old had a great time.

hiking
Sunday, February 05, 2017

Lots to see here. Wooded segments and a path along a gorge overlooking the lake. I went the day after a light snow shower so the preserve was dusted and very serene.

birding
Thursday, June 16, 2016

This 73-acre park offers plenty of hiking trails, boardwalks through the wetlands, picnic areas, scenic views, and restrooms. Over 1/2 mile of 90- to 100-foot bluffs look out onto Lake Michigan, offering tremendous viewing opportunities for residents and visitors.Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve is also adjacent to a 44-acre wetland complex Ulao Waterfowl Production Area. Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve represents one of the last stretches of undeveloped bluff land along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Bird Watching
Fishing
Hiking
Off Road Parking Areas
Picnicking

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