Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Baraboo with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Take it easy going up if you arent used to walking up hills. The grade is gradual. The scenery is well worth it! If you go all the way around it does get rocky and close to the edge at some areas

hiking
2 months ago

Moderate loop that took us 2 hours on the dot to complete, with minor rest stops at the bluff tops. The lower leg (Tumbled Rocks Trail) offered a surprisingly cool landscape.

hiking
2 months ago

It was worth the 3 Hour drive. The snow and ice made more special.

3 months ago

beautiful

hiking
6 months ago

It’s worth it, not sure why it’s rated moderate, it’s easy and a 2 year old was able to finish 0.9 mi

hiking
6 months ago

This is an awesome hike. Took my 3 yr. old daughter and she did pretty well on the inclines (although it was slow going). Had her in the backpack for the hike out thru the woods. Views were great. Pretty busy even during the week in the fall.

Good trail. Nice scenery and fairly easy.

Echo Rock Trail
My family and I had a great time on this trail. Our most fun was actually had off the trail exploring the rocks formations and ledges along the lake. We could clearly hear the interstate which was a bummer. Well maintained, clearly marked trails. However there are too many people in this park. I will only come back during the week to avoid the crowds.

Northwest trail-
Really nice hike, well maintained trails and clearly marked. Saw quite a few turtles in the lake along the trail. Also saw a beautiful woodpecker land right next to the trail. A lot of people. Too many in my opinion. I will never come back here on a weekend.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful! Great workout and well maintained trails

Great views!

trail running
9 months ago

[ Northwest > Newport > Lakeview ] Trails:
Bring some bug spray, the trails are mostly wooded areas and if you're walking the mosquitoes can be overwhelming. Beautiful views of the lake from The east side of Northwest Trail! Northwest is between easy and moderate because of the few inclines. Newport and Lakeview trails are very easy. There is a nice little beach and playground between Newport and Lakeview. Boat rentals at the end of Lakeview! Super well maintained! You can bring your dog on a leash but beware there are no trash receptacles except at the park entrance... so be prepared to carry it with you till the end!

backpacking
9 months ago

Very pretty trail. Didn't do the full course but planning on it. Went on a gorgeous day out & I loved how there was miniature waterfalls along the trails. Pure fresh cold water. Definitely going back.

Steep climb up CCC Trail and very steep decline among potholes Trail - beautiful scenery and view!

Favorite light hike to take my 5 year old on. Quite a few options to add a little distance to.

Crowded on weekends, especially in summer.

10 months ago

I love this trail, but the area has been recently closed due to young people jumping off the rocks into the water. If DNR catches you out there, be prepared for a $200 fine for trespassing.

A bit of a challenge for some to reach the top ridge, but it is entirely worth. There are many memorial benches to sit and soak in the view.

This was a very enjoyable hike.

Beautiful views along the whole trail-Would disagree that it is lightly trafficked, at least when I was there it was pretty people heavy.

Great hiking!!

Beautiful!!

hiking
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I love the state park not busy like devils lake, trails are pretty neat

hiking
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Warm January day with the sun shining through the pines. Not enough snow for the trails to be used by cross country skiers but open for hiking.
Lovely hike.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Great trails and very pet friendly

hiking
Saturday, November 26, 2016

Largely paved trail with steep stairs at places. Clean and no obstacles. A series of purple quartzite cliffs offer excellent views toward part of Baraboo to the north, East bluff to the east, the moraine to the southeast, and Devils lake down below. On return took the Tumbled rock trail along the lake, nice talus fields.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Easy trail through the woods that we used to get from the CCC trail to the lake trail then up to the west bluff

Sunday, November 20, 2016

great trail win fantastic views of the lake and valley. Also saw a bald eagle perched near the summit of this trail. Amazing.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Great trails with scenic views of the forest and various rock formations that dominate the area. Trail is nice because it has an intersect and plenty of maps to make navigating the landmarks easy.

hiking
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Went with kids after weekend in Dells. Great trails around an unspoiled lake (no motors).

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