Explore the most popular forest 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.

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.

4 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.

5 days ago

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.

trail running
7 days ago

March 10, 2018
It snowed earlier in the week so we had a few inches of snow to run in. First time on the trail. Great trail, snow covered and all, with several trail route options. I’ll come back after snow has melted!

Love this hike. Nice any time of year. Hiked about five miles of relatively easy trails. Some water - a stream, Springs, and ponds. Plenty of birds. Some climbing if you like that. Great hike right in town with restaurants nearby if you need to refuel. Good for running and biking too.

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.

12 days ago

Best go-to set of trails in Eau Claire.

13 days ago

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.

13 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

13 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.

Really unique and beautiful - kids had a blast as well. The potholes are so much fun to see, and the scenic overlooks on the Saint Croix are breathtaking. Definitely will go back to do more exploring.

15 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.

25 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.

25 days 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.

28 days 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


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.

Went for winter hike here last week...it was a great day to be outside and recommend this trail.

If you stay close to the water t he trail is awesome, there are some areas where you can cross the stream on rocks and trees. I have even seen some trout on the stream occasionally. Spring is a good time to go because the water is high and there are a lot less mosquitoes. The marked wide, wood chipped trail is very easy. 3 stars only because of mosquitoes.

this trail is usually completely under water and impassable without tall waterproof boots, Lots of tree limbs down as well so bike can be tricky.

Nice hike on cold winter day. Some very steep sections that are slippery with snow or damp conditions. Great views.

Great spot for photography.

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