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

Merrimac, Wisconsin Map

easy path with some excitement stomping through the creek.

Beautiful, wooded, easy climb winding trail with great views at the top. Dog friendly. Gets a little busy at peak times but not too bad.

1 month ago

my favorite trail. I live in the area and always love going to this trail. its busy but worth it. wish people would stay off the waterfall (as there is a sign that says u can't go on it) so it can be there years from now

1 month ago

Nice trail to the top of a rock outcrop with a nice view. One loop is a dirt path; the other is asphalt and appears to be an old road to the top. The dirt path is nicer and easier on the knees. Next time I'd take that up and down.

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1 month ago

Arrived early and had the place to ourselves. Trail starts out easy and then you encounter rocks to get to the waterfall. Still easy going climbing around the rocks and worth it to get to the waterfall. Great place to photograph..

Short but interesting

Wear water shoes and walk in the water back to the falls. Nice wide and paved trailhead. Short hike, but very fun and pretty.


Easy, gradual hike with great views. I will definitely stop back when I'm in the area again.

4 months ago

Easy uphill trail that ends with a beautiful view of the Wisconsin farm land at the top! Perfect picnic spot. Would recommend bug spray if you visit during summer months.

My absolute favorite. So beautiful, so serene.

Beautiful. Easy hike. Great views. A bit Icey and muddy this past week.

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

8 months ago

Parked and walked the Ice Age trail to Gilbrater Rock then down to the parking lot. We took the road back to the Ice Age Trail parking lot. Beautiful hike in every way.

10 months ago

Alltrails has this one wrong. Light traffic? There were so many people there cars were making their own parking spots. The view was stunning!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Really nice--really long easy trail head for hikers with limitations. Once beyond this point, be prepared to rock hop through the actual glen.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Very Nice -take poles

Saturday, August 12, 2017

This was a nice hike. Our kids enjoyed it (keep a close eye on little ones at the top). Definitely opt for the forest trail instead of the paved path. Cool lookout views at the top and on some side trails along the way.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

We went hiking with walking toddlers from age of 4 with Hike it baby group from Madison, they were able to Hike all the way to the waterfalls, this is a busy trail after 10am

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Beautiful trail!

Friday, June 30, 2017

I really adore this trail, it is beyond what I expect,we went with the hike it baby group and enjoyed the wild flowers, butterfly and the waterfalls was gorgeous, the trail is moderate for new beginners,wear sandals or water proof hiking boots , bring hiking poles as you will need them to climb the boulders, parking gets fully pretty quick try to be there before 10am during the week, I was disappointed to see the bathing in that bed condition. But everything looked amazing in that trail

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Nice trail - not a loop. Lots of trees, well marked.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017


Saturday, June 03, 2017

Beautiful Views!!

Monday, May 08, 2017

The trail is beautiful, but it also has a relatively high traffic. You won't find complete solice, but the views make it worth it.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Amazing! One of the best hikes I have done. We went after a rain storm and had to do a bit of jumping on rocks to get to the end. If you look up at the end you will see a way to go from the creek to the ridge above it. You can then walk on a trail above the waterfall on your way back for a different angle.

Underrated, definitely worth checking out.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easy trail, beautiful views. Awesome bird watching.

Monday, April 10, 2017


Saturday, April 08, 2017

Fun easy hike with great views! So many people take the paved path up, don't make that mistake, the beautiful well maintained hike through the woods is wonderful!

Sunday, April 02, 2017

One of the best trails I've been on!

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