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Tessa Komp
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HikingRocky
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Michael Layne
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HikingBugs

Beautiful trail but you need to be ready for a power hike in July if you want to outpace the flies!

Marianne Modl
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We did only the lollipop loop, counterclockwise, not the out and back on the east side of Lake. Stairs, a waterfall, trail skirted the lake, up to the Pine Cliff and out. A great trail

Akshay Patel
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HikingRocky

Trail was super fun, but I’d suggest doing the trail backwards. Heading west is challenging depending on your age because some areas are extremely steep!

Amanda Lynn
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Hiking

Kind of upset since I was here a few years ago and was able to climb around on all the rocks but it’s now blocked off with signs everywhere :(. I get it. But I like climbing like a kid :) beautiful views.

April Wheeler Ruhland
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HikingBugs

Great! Well maintained. Only drawback was bugs - biting flies, but bugspray took care of that.

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Christine Melaas
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful trail. My husband and I took our two year old daughter and 6-week old son. Our daughter hiked up most of the way until the waterfall. It is uphill with a narrow steep trail until the fall but definitely doable. Even her little legs made the trek. The falls were a perfect stop to cool off and play.

Zach Bennett
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Hiking

Great trail, roughly an hour average. The cluster in my recording is where the waterfall is.

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Josh Rupprecht
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Hiking

Gravel trail out and back to silver brook mansion remains, old copper mine, and waterfall at the end. Trail is wide enough to walk side by side. Trail has a few standing wetland areas and crosses over a small stream on a wooden bridge. It would be a more rewarding trail if it gave better access to the water fall.

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Josh Rupprecht
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HikingRocky
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Mike Ray
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HikingOver grown

A surprisingly crowded trail that loops through woods and a small bit of farm field. The trails vary from well maintained to poorly maintained -- expect to climb over logs, step under fallen trees and push through overgrown plant life, particularly if you take the loop beyond the road.

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Cindy Bartz
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HikingBugsFee

nice wooded trail with lots of small hills. the westside of trail had lots of mosquitoes, once on the eastside they weren't so bad, it seemed if you kept moving it was fine, but if you stopped for only a few seconds they swarm in on you.. a few other people on trail but not heavy traffic. Brunet Island SP is beautiful. lots of short easy trails on the other side of park with 2 campsites.

Nolan Blazek
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Hiking

Great trail! Beautiful scenery and almost completely shaded. A surprising but grateful lack of bugs.

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Lauren L.
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Hiking

Awesome trail. Wide walking path throughout. Recommend following the route via phone. There are many crossroads where it is unclear which way to go. The shade is amazing!

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Caroline Schlehuber
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Hiking

This is a great trail! It was really really well marked, with arrows on the trees every hundred feet or so. It was also very beautiful, with great views of prairie, pine woods and deciduous woods. The waterfalls were the highlight though. Make sure to take this trail off of the overlook but be sure to be careful! My 7 year old sister did ok, but it was really really steep.

Dana Brown
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Hiking

Easy. Pretty little waterfall at the end. Only about 0.6 miles and you can easily walk it in Crocs in adventure mode. Don’t do this as your primary hike for the day. :)

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Christopher Budde
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Hiking

Extremely buggy. I doused myself in bug spray and it barely helped. Be prepared to smack yourself for most of the hike, and bring an arsenal of curse words. Aside from that, the trail was beautiful. I will certainly come back and give it another chance during late-fall / winter.

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Laura Rushfeldt
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Hiking

Really nice trail. Pretty flat except for right around the falls at the halfway point when you parallel the river. The trail is actually a bit more of a loop then this map suggests it’s very well marked not an issue to follow. Dog friendly. Beautiful water great for a picnic!

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Laura Rushfeldt
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Hiking

Great trail! Not dog friendly, dogs not allowed. I brought mine since everything is pretty closed up right now. It wasn’t busy saw no one is at 7 AM Saturday morning. Restroom facilities were open everything else is closed. The first half of the trails very easy and ADA accessible with wheelchair alternate routes. The halfway point has steep stairs down and then back up about four flights on each side. Beautiful waterfalls!

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Chiara Packard
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Hiking

Mostly shaded trail, beautiful views of the lake.

Ellie Kostic
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Hiking

Beautiful Trail!! Some uphills- enough to keep it pretty interesting! Combination of trails and very lightly traveled. In the middle , you can even stop for a cone- at the bluffs. Lots of variety, birds, snake flowers!

Jason Tetrick
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HikingBugs

I definitely recommend this trail. Not to difficult, very scenic between forested paths to lake front views. The trail is not terribly well marked but easy enough to find your way around. Definitely worth taking some of the small trails off the main path for scenic views.

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Emily Licence
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HikingBugs

A little muddy and buggy but very beautiful ! We only hiked to the large cave which was a pretty easy hike !

Emily Licence
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HikingBugs

Buggy and a little muddy but definitely worth it ! The cave and views are very beautiful!

Keegan Noftsger
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Hiking

Lots of fun. Downhill at the start and uphill the rest of the way. Stop and cool off at the waterfalls. Highly recommend

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Amanda Frisque Britanyak
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HikingBugs

Gorgeous! No dogs allowed. Bring water and be prepared for several sets of natural rock and wooden stairs.

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Kaylynn Schuetzner
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Mithun G.
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WalkingRocky

One of the best Trail Experience I've ever had. Definitely a worth visit. By the way, this is not moderate level trail, it is a difficult one. But the views are stunning at any point in trail. Tip: To view "Balanced Rock", you need to go off trail say about 40-50 ft in the midway of trail.

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