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Lion's Den Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Grafton, Wisconsin that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.9 miles Elevation Gain: 141 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

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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.

hiking
4 days ago

Moderate walk. Nice walk down to the lake !!

hiking
12 days ago

So many different things to see!

hiking
muddy
27 days ago

Good trails - it rained in the morning but the views and the trails were still great! The trails are pretty well maintained and it was good weather.

hiking
1 month ago

1st time visit. Pretty busy but still able to enjoy the trails and views. Spotted lots of poison ivy along the edges in many spots along the trail so stay on the path. We will definitely be back. Well worth an hours drive.

hiking
1 month ago

Breathtaking views of the lake & geraniums galore, but unbelievably crowded midday. Talking the whole road up to the preserve lined with cars and hoards of people. So weigh your options at this point in time (or come at an off time!). Follow my instagram for more adventures @julie_journeys

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bugs
muddy
1 month ago

Great trail! Depending on the time of year can be buggy. You begin with woods then walk to the bluff of Lake Michigan. Amazing sunrise views! As you continue the path you’ll pass through more woods followed by a bridge and some steps that will bring you down to the water. A small beach front area. One of my favorites. Not overly crowded, and pup friendly. Please remember to pick up after yourself!

hiking
1 month ago

great and clean. typical trail but clean and organized

muddy
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Very very busy. Not worth it on the weekends. Every step I took I felt like I was walking into someone’s Instagram photo shoot.

hiking
1 month ago

Well marked trails, great views. Can get pretty busy!! It’s a popular spot!

hiking
1 month ago

BEST TRAIL YET... amazing view of the ocean.. ahem.. I mean lake :) Could have mistaken for a vacation to the Caribbean! Beautiful views, nice trails, and CLEAN.

hiking
2 months ago

It was very well-maintained and easy to follow trail. The only difficult part of the trail was coming up and down the stairs to get to the lake. It was a beautiful day, so there were lots of hikers and dogs out on the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

This is such a beautiful and wonderful trail! It’s well kept and very family friendly.

recorded Lion's Den Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail with scenic views of Lake Michigan. Many walking platforms and stairs descending down to the beach. Trails are on the narrow side and it was a lot of traffic on a Friday afternoon. But I would recommend this trail.

hiking
2 months ago

By far the prettiest view in Wisconsin! I loved it!

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous and well maintained. Very easy hike.

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off trail
2 months ago

Stunning.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trails with breath taking views of Lake Michigan! Enjoy the view from up high on bluffs or down the stairs right by the water! Make sure to walk all the trails, plenty of beautiful views to explore!

3 months ago

nice hike down to the beach- although no beach the last time we visited. lots of stairs

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muddy
3 months ago

Took some extra loops to try to make our walk a little longer. Came with a 10 year old and a small dog. It’s really muddy right now- dogs is going to need a bath. Even under the “safe Wisconsin” stay home condition it was really busy :/

hiking
icy
3 months ago

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

What a great trail! I had a blast. Glad that I had micro spikes for all the ice. Wish I had more time before the sun went down.

hiking
7 months ago

Kris and I / woke up late , suppose to Harrington too oh well. Beautiful hike - now into port Washington restaurant

hiking
8 months ago

Bluff views are always great. Long straight path to the steps is good for use with a stroller. Always a pretty walk or hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Been here multiple times before, currently MANY beautiful butterflies populating the area. A wonderful surprise on my morning hike was having them fly around as I walked past. Lots of wildflowers and the trees are starting to turn colors. I would highly recommend!

hiking
9 months ago

Very neat area! From bluffs to beach to marsh to forest. Covers it all. Pretty easy to traverse, kind of short. High traffic. Lots of beautiful views.

hiking
9 months ago

Lovely hike w/woods, marshes & beach front. Will visit again!

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