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

went here a couple of weeks ago, love it ! Easy and fun

Short but fun.

1 day ago

nice walking

nature trips
2 days ago

Somewhat hard to follow the trail since there are so many forks, but I think all of the trails end up at the same place. It was beautiful! Definitely will go again

Beautiful trail; on Mar 18 2018 the trail was filled heavily with mud and parts with a light covering of ice.

The challenge for this trail is more about time than anything else. It's an easy, level walk - a well-maintained surface. I'm tempted to mark it as wheelchair accessible. But it isn't paved. Took my Yorkie mix puppy Nellie Bly one mile out and back. That's all I wanted to push her little legs at 6 months. But she's fit and ready and, as long as I keep her out of the burdock on the trailside, the trail begs us to go farther - and this little dog and I will comply!

Easy trail between Devils staircase and a beautiful creek as you head toward JSOL. A cool fully shaded hike in summer.

Great views at every turn!

Large parking lot - easy trails for the family

Little sloppy this time of the year.

8 days ago

Lovely park close to the city. Day pass for vehicles $5.00, totally worth it. Nice wooded trails and a great hike up the huge snow hill.

Nice trail options off the auto trail depicted. An easy rating seems more appropriate since it’s quite flat and either paved or smooth grass trails. The boardwalk is nice.

Fun/challenging hike for northern Illinois standards. Turned it into about a 5 mile trek by following a few rabbit trails. Backs up to a ski hill so there's some incline. If you live in northern Illinois and are looking for a spot to train for more strenuous hikes elsewhere this is a good spot for it

Great trail. Pretty easy going, not marked all that well , which is great because few ppl come up this far to hike it. An added bonus on this trail is The Place Where The Monk Sits. Very very few people know if it’s existence, even among locals. If you can find it, you’ll know it when you’re there. Just be cautious hiking the bluffs. Ring a bottle of wine, a light meal, and enjoy the view as the sun sets or rises in this hidden gem. Bring a headlamp as the trails aren’t marked well.

We went crosscountry skiing on the 5 mile loop and we loved it. Lots of nice hills and at one point we stood on a hill in between two lakes.

March 2018 Hike. Not much color because of the season, but a very nice hike. Lots to see with some history, lots of springs, and relatively flat easy hike.

Beautiful Early Spring Hike. Trails were muddy or icy, but gorgeous. Air was brisk. Perfect day with wife, son and dog.

Great loop trail within the city. Ducks, geese, lots of re-winged blackbirds. Southern section is nice as well.

16 days ago

Best go-to set of trails in Eau Claire.

16 days 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.

Nice...A little muddy after the spring thaw but it’s great to be out

Early March snowshoeing trip with crusty snow and a snowshoe that broke halfway through, making for a more strenuous trip than expected. I would rate this hike as easy under normal conditions. Wide, well marked trail with little elevation change and sizable portion of route on a blacktop road.

16 days ago

You can hear the traffic from the road 3/4 of the trail .. also it’s a very small space and you’re just walking in circles

17 days ago

We hiked this one today (Mar 2) and enjoyed a nice day out in the sunshine. The specific route shown here is not good for winter hiking because it turns onto a cross country ski only trail that is groomed for skiing only and doesn't allow hiking. But there are plenty of other routes in this park to hike. It's not an ideal winter trail though because it's mostly used for snowmobiles and all terrain vehicles, so you're essentially walking on packed machine tracks. The other thing to watch if you've never been here before is to not let the directions take you to the trail head, because it directs you to where the trail crosses Elmira Ave and not the actual parking lot off of Wyoming Ave. This seems like a really nice area to hike so I look forward to coming back this summer.

19 days ago

Unmarked trails but if you stick to the outside you will be fine on the loop. Recommend going to the top of the “mountain” great views!
Brought my pup and ran into a few other people with dogs. Very friendly.

23 days ago

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

28 days ago

My kid likes to play in the fluffy white sand at overhang where the waterfall is located. We go about once a year. Saw a rat snake last time, that was cool.

1 month ago

Really enjoy night hiking this trail. It’s vet peaceful. Brown loop is perfect for taking my 7 year old daughter.

1 month ago

My son had diarrhea that started half way through the hike, so he would probably give it only one star, but I liked that there was a small body of water to see. Recommend staying on trail in summer unless you have tick repellent.

1 month ago

We hiked in snowy weather in February. It was great to have the place to ourselves, and we hiked about a little more than a mile on uncleared trails. We would go again if in the area.

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