Explore the most popular State Parks 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.

Take it easy going up if you arent used to walking up hills. The grade is gradual. The scenery is well worth it! If you go all the way around it does get rocky and close to the edge at some areas

Beautiful wooded trail, I enjoyed every minute of it.

It is a lovely hike in the spring. It’s nice to see the land “waking up” from winter. The meadow portion only had a couple wet spots. Once one arrives in the woods, it’s pretty clear until you get higher up, where there is some snow on the trail.

on Nordic Trail

hiking
7 days ago

Nordic trail loops offer many options for length and difficulty, up to 9.2 miles...all options are well marked and very scenic. Best enjoyed during off peak times as it is quite heavily used on weekends. These trails are NOT OPEN to hikers when snow covered.

Oops. Ment to hit four stars. A very pretty hike in fall with lots of wildfoul and colorful foliage.

A nice short walk with kids. Nice but not overwhelming variety of scenery.

This is the Parnell tower trail and only about a 3 mile trail

Beautiful trail with a bit more challenge than most of the trails in Wisconsin. Decent distance as well. This is a similar hike, in difficulty and terrain, to the Devil’s Lake to Parfrey’s Glen hikes, which is one of my favorites. The only downside is that many use the trail with their dogs and ignore the signage requiring pets be on-leash.

hiking
17 days ago

This is a great hike if you want something a little more challenging. If you go left when you start the trail, you will have an awesome incline to hike when you finish, totally worth it!

perfect for a family hike with kids of all ages.

Great hike, views of Kickapoo River, spectacular observation point overlooking river valley.

30 days ago

You can see what spectacular mansions were built in the days long ago. The path has some tricky parts but can still be fun. Stops in Lake Geneva, Williams Bay and Fontana along the way can add to the small town feel of long ago.

Short but fun.

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
1 month 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!

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.

hiking
1 month 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.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

We love using the Turkey Vulture Trail, Homestead Loop, and Yellow Trail. Beautiful in the winter and it’s a fun and scenic work out. Love Rib Mountain!

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
2 months 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.

hiking
2 months 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.

hiking
2 months ago

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

2 months 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.

2 months ago

beautiful

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.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail through the forest. Amazing colors in fall.

Great spot for photography.

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