Rozno's Meadow Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Rozno's Meadow Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Moon Valley, Wisconsin that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
475 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

This trail is a hidden gem in Devil's lake state park, and is part of the Ice Age trail system in Wisconsin. The trail head starts at a dirt parking lot on state Hwy 113. Note there are no facilities. From the parking lot you have a panoramic view of Devils lake state park: south bluff to the left, the terminal moraine from the Wisconsin ice age that plugged devils lake in the middle, and the popular north bluff to the right. The lake itself is invisible. The first half of the trail travels west into a vast flat meadow with tall grasses around you. Along the way the trail climbs a few sand dunes dotted with little oak trees. The bluffs keep getting bigger and closer as you travel. This portion of the trail is in general flat and easy, and ends when it crosses South Lake Road. Once you cross the road, the trail enters deciduous forest and starts to climb the east bluff in earnest. This second half of the trail has a slope ranging from easy to moderate. There are no obstacles on the trail (thanks volunteers!). You will hike along a little creek and pass a few house-sized boulders near the trail. Before long the trail ends and connects with the Uplands trail in Devil's lake state park. Keep hiking to the left (south) and soon there will be filtered view of Lake Wisconsin and the south bluff. Unfortunately, there is no clear view point unless you hike further west near Devil's doorway.

hiking
2 days ago

It is a lovely hike in the spring. It’s nice to see the land “waking up” from winter. The meadow portion only had a couple wet spots. Once one arrives in the woods, it’s pretty clear until you get higher up, where there is some snow on the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

This is the trail where I always start my hikes into Devil's Lake State Park because it is the path less taken. You can hike for a few hours round trip and see hardly anyone if you take this quiet path up to the East Bluff via Woodland trail, then do the Devil's Doorway loop and then down the pot holes then back up the CCC, then out again through the meadow. Take enough water, I always see people looking miserable, overheated and dehydrated because they underestimate the energy and time they will spend on these trails.
There are a lot of people at the top especially in the summer. Recommend taking your time, stopping for a picnic in and amongst the boulders along the escarpment. Also go in spring and fall, not so much in the summer unless it's early morning on a Tuesday or Wednesday, if you prefer solitude.

hiking
Monday, November 07, 2016

Fantastic hike with awesome views.

hiking
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Great fall hiking. Gorgeous view of the bluffs from the meadow. Golden and orange foliage all along the second portion of the trail. Saw three giant wild turkeys crossing the trail, and numerous puffball mushrooms on dead trees.

hiking
6 months ago

10 months ago

Friday, October 21, 2016