Pine Cliff State Natural Area is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dodgeville, Wisconsin that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
456 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
4 months ago

This hike was beautiful. Not too strenuous but beautiful and varied scenery. I didn’t see anyone else the entire four hours I did the trail. I did both the 2 1/2 mile hike as well as the 2 mile nature walk. Highly recommend actually climbing up the Pine Cliff that you will see about halfway through the nature walk right by the lake. It is off the trail a bit but if you climb up the big boulder you’ll be on a beautiful cliff in the middle of a pine forest.

hiking
6 months ago

Best in fall, so you can get a clear view of lakes, but summertime makes everything extra green! Bring bug spray.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Love this hike. The beginning is beautiful! After the cliff it's 3 stars.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

A pleasant 2.5 mile loop if you turn north at the dam. Plenty of stairs near the beginning. stay left at the junction to explore the rocks and cliff area, then down to.the lake. Moderate climb back up from the dam.

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017

recorded Pine Cliff

hiking
Sunday, June 03, 2012