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Best trails in Hudson

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Looking for a great trail near Hudson, Wisconsin? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, walking trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Willow River State Park or Fort Snelling State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Minnehaha Park or Barn Bluff. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Hudson ranging from 0.7 to 2.6 miles and from 698 to 935 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Hudson
Top trails (8)
#1 - Willow Falls and Nelson Farm Trail Loop
Willow River State Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 41 m
PLEASE NOTE: As of May 26, 2020, users have reported that Wisconsin is not doing day passes currently, only annual passes that you have to buy online beforehand, so some pre planning is required. The overlook above the falls is closed seemingly for repair. Nelson Farm trail is a point to point trail in Willow River State Park. This trail is demanding in some parts with hills that are fairly steep. It is on the North side of Willow River and goes from near the waterfalls to the Bridge on the West side of the park. A wide graveled trail that is well maintained.Show more
#2 - Willow Falls Trail to Burkhardt Trail
Willow River State Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
Note: As of June 17, 2020, users have reported that the Overlook trail is closed preventing you from completing the loop as shown.Show more
#3 - Burkhardt Trail to Willow Falls Overlook via Pink Trail
Willow River State Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 54 m
As of May 2020, the overlook is closed. This trail can be very tricky if it’s raining, as it would be extremely muddy and slippery or icy if temperatures drop. Ice cleats/crampons and hiking poles highly recommended. Show more
#4 - Burkhardt Trail
Willow River State Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
#5 - Willow River Falls Snowshoe from Camp 200
Willow River State Park
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Length: 2 mi
It has been reported that the stairs and overlooks on this trail are closed due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. This is a snowshoe route and is open to hiking during summer.Show more
#6 - Hudson Lakefront Park Trail
Hudson, Wisconsin
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
#7 - Homestead Parklands on Perch Lake
Homestead Parklands on Perch Lake
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 19 m
#8 - Carpenter Nature Center
Hudson, Wisconsin
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 59 m