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

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Beautiful spots along the lake.

Easy trail, beautiful views of Lake Michigan.

A nice trail with turn offs to the shore. I was disappointed because per the ratings it was supposed to be “difficult” and it very flat and easy. Does not have the elevations stated

Beautiful view but the trails split often and were not marked. We ended up on a trail that brought us back to the path we can in on.

hiking
1 month ago

First part follows the bluff and has Unique rooted paths. First third is the most scenic and challenging. Second third is just a nice stroll in the woods. Last third he’s just a walk up the road back to the vehicle.

An easy trail. Be cautious with young kids along bluff side. Well worn trailhead. No blazes. Ran into a couple who claimed we were hiking on private land but we followed exact route on app, so this was somewhat confusing. Pretty forest and bluff views. Trail surface dirt lots of roots along bluff edge.

hiking
1 month ago

Not a bad trail but definitely had to pay attention otherwise you could get lost.

hiking
2 months ago

A great backpack only state park. I checked out all the sites and hiked most of the trails. Great scenery and a constant sound of the waves on the shore. All sites are remote from each other. If you love backpacking or just hiking, this is a great way to spend the weekend or the day. Reserve early.

hiking
2 months ago

july 12 just after rain. terrible mosquitos but gorgeous moss covered rocks glades of fern amid cedar. take hiking shoes, poles and deet for a good time.

hiking
2 months ago

I hiked this trail with my sister, and we agree that the trail is not well marked. We started from the trailhead at the parking lot along the shore of the bay and then moved away from the shore into the woods. We looped around and came upon a road that looked like access road for county maintenance. We didn’t see a trail so we turned back and back-tracked to the car. As we were driving out, we realized that we should’ve followed the access road back to the parking lot. We added some time and distance to the hike but we both enjoyed it! We would do this again.

A pleasant hike through the forest with nice turn offs to the lake shore for great views. Fellow hikers few and far between.

hiking
3 months ago

We did not do the whole 10.7 miles (we had a cranky 4 year old with us who was not happy to ride on her dad's back), but we probably did about 2-3 miles of the loop total. What we did was really nice, with some great views of the lake. The trail was well-marked, too.

hiking
6 months ago

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.

Such amazing deep greens and rock formations. It was very quiet when we visited and we felt as if we had the park to ourselves

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Nice trail but not very well marked with minimal views of the lake.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Very nice well marked trail but bring the bug spray!!!

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Good hike but only one good view of the bluff

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Went the weekend of June 10th. Millions of mosquitoes. it was almost unbearable.

camping
Thursday, May 04, 2017

Have camped at Site 12, 14 & 15 so far. All have their unique charm. Love this place. Well kept trails & sites. Clean pit toilets. Lots of trails to hike and nooks to explore.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Nice walk. Limited spring/summer views.

hiking
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

great views

Friday, November 13, 2015

Beautiful views, but take care. Had an encounter with a bear during an early November hike.

hiking
Saturday, August 08, 2015

It is a great trail but if you are going to do the loop make sure to bring a compass because the trails are no very well marked and it is easy to get lost. Luckily there are roads everywhere and since it's a peninsula you're never really too lost

hiking
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Easy hike to the shores of Green Bay. As previous poster reported cool rock formations created by visitors. Unfortunately I was there on a day 2 county workers were knocking them down citing danger to children if rocks were to fall. Well worth the walk for great views of Green Bay.

hiking
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Short fun hike with kids age 4 and 7. The bottom of the trail is a rocky shore of Green Bay with curiously positioned rock formations made by prior visitors and a wooden teepee shelter sort of thing. Great view and just the right level of difficulty for a young family walk.

trail running
Sunday, February 13, 2011

Nice trail with great views of Lake Michigan. I first ran these trails at age 16 while on a camping trip. Lots of shade, lots of tree roots so watch your step!

hiking
1 month ago

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