Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

Walked it many times. Some ups but great.

hiking
1 month ago

loved this place! east bluff trail was great and the Devils Doorway was awesome!

Great views and very challenging for being partially blind.

hiking
2 months ago

Very crowded on weekends, the trail head is very close to the popular beach. This trail is also not suitable for children with uneven terrain with many drop offs. I recommend Potholes Trail (still tough) to get up to see Balanced Rock and Devil's Doorway.

hiking
2 months ago

Great little hike with a great view. This is more like a moderate trail vs hard. I think it may be labeled as hard due to the rocks you climb up. Go early to truly enjoy. We went at a little before 9 am and it was fine but on our way back to the parking lot (after a bit more hiking) it was starting to get busy (around 10:30). Also greeter people in your pics if you go early :)

love the view. can't get enough.

hiking
3 months ago

I loved the path this trail took around the lake. The viewpoints were beautiful. The cool air was refreshing. The trail was beautiful.
Unfortunately, the path is being paved over so it can be hard on the knees and ankles. Also, the trail does not allow overnight campers so allow time and energy to do it in one day. Also there were $41 in camp and park entrance fees. In addition to all that, the trail and campsite were crowded with loud families. I expected this loop to feel more like a backpacking trip and less like a family vacation tourist trap.

I suppose I should have researched more.

Very nice fun family trail. Beautiful views of the lake.

Great fun trail! Definitely coming back.

Had fun on this hike. It was challenging at some points. A lot of elevation changes at the first part. Be careful of slippery rocks on decents. Very nice fews off of the bluffs overlooking the lake and surrounding mountains.

hiking
3 months ago

I have done this hike twice and both times it was amazing! The rocky steps on the East Bluff are a little tricky to go up, but it is definitely doable for the average person. I can’t wait to come back!

hiking
3 months ago

Challenging trail with beautiful views.

A great place to explore! See all 15 of the worlds cranes. Wonderful wildflowers, great birding. Nature trails lead through prairie and forest and by a swampy area. All your senses will be stimulated along these trails.

hiking
3 months ago

I found that the mileage was slightly off. Don’t like the cracked and bubbled asphalt on West Bluff because you have to watch every step. Watch the slick quartz on the Balanced Rock trail but it is gorgeous!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice steep hike, good for some off trail climbing. Good challenge for all ages and dogs, beautiful views!

Easy to hike with a dog or the whole family, part of the trail is a bit tricky to identify. Great hike beautiful views

Great hike for the entire family.

Strenuous but a great hike, both up and down. It’s longer and steeper than you think!

Great trail difficult but worth the time you can always come down the easy way

hiking
4 months ago

This trail is short but challenging. Very cool rock formations.

a real nice hike, lots of good viewpoints overlooking the lake. and at both ends if your feet get tired you can cool them off in the lake.

Great hike, excellent activity, great view of the lake once at the top. Be ready for some heavy duty climb to the top!! Take water and snacks.

loved this climb. gorgeous rocks create an engineering marvel of stairs. be prepared and be safe. it's a busy trail and courtesy makes it enjoyable.

inaccurate title so giving it 3 star. Map depicts a loop combining *part* of east bluff trail and east bluff WOODS trail. check park map carefully. Be prepared, this area has paved areas and strenuous rock stair ascents.

Amazing views of the lake. My 4, 6, and 9 year did the whole thing. It is harder coming down than going up.

Great climb and we'll maintained. Definitely worth the stop!

hiking
4 months ago

No doubt a bit steep (and very narrow spaces at points), but once you hit the top the view is absolutely gorgeous.

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome! Super steep start but worth the effort. Amazing views. We did tumbling rocks on the way back. Neat as well.

Wow, went up this with my wife without doing research ahead of time. Amazing trail but holy cow were we not physically ready. Did it anyway and it was worth it.

rock climbing
4 months ago

I love the rock climbing at the lake; it’s some of the best I’ve done. Balanced rock is fun to see, but beware the tourist days, they can get pretty busy. If you want to avoid the rush in the summer months, get there around 7am to set your top rope and claim a spot.

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