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went here a couple of weeks ago, love it ! Easy and fun

Some gorgeous views of prairie and streams. Beautiful during the winter months.

The challenge for this trail is more about time than anything else. It's an easy, level walk - a well-maintained surface. I'm tempted to mark it as wheelchair accessible. But it isn't paved. Took my Yorkie mix puppy Nellie Bly one mile out and back. That's all I wanted to push her little legs at 6 months. But she's fit and ready and, as long as I keep her out of the burdock on the trailside, the trail begs us to go farther - and this little dog and I will comply!

Easy trail between Devils staircase and a beautiful creek as you head toward JSOL. A cool fully shaded hike in summer.

Little sloppy this time of the year.

10 days ago

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

10 days ago

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.

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12 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.

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.

17 days ago

Best go-to set of trails in Eau Claire.

Nice...A little muddy after the spring thaw but it’s great to be out

18 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

18 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.

18 days ago

The parking lot was just about empty when I pulled in on one of the first nice days of late winter/early spring. I was excited about that, but it should have been my first clue. I loaded up a trail map, knowing other reviews had said the trails are poorly marked. “How bad could it be?” I thought. Well I wasn’t expecting everything to be covered in a thick layer of melting snow and ice (there was almost no snow left anywhere else in town). I looked down at my gym shoes but figured I’d give it a try. I walk up to one trailhead and see “no walking on trails!” Well that’s a first. Went up to another and it says “wrong way.” Okay... clearly a trail system for xc skis. No worries - it’s a big park and I’m sure I’ll find something. Finally came to a point where I found the original trail I was trying to find (at its halfway point, where it crosses). Beautiful trail but covered in a slippery, icy mess; nearly fell off the hill a few times. Made it down thinking the rest of the trail would be okay, but it led me back to that original point of “no walking.” I tried circumnavigating the rest of the front part of the park but could not find anything worth walking on. Part of the problem was the icy/melting conditions that I was not expecting, but a huge factor was the very confusing layout. I’d try again on a dry, warm day, but today I’m disappointed.

19 days ago

Such an amazing place. Looking forward to many more adventures and connecting with nature there.

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.

20 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.

24 days 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!

29 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.

loved the trails, and some off trail areas, too. I like that the trails are more rustic. They were a bit icy today, but still enjoyable.

1 month 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


Great trail for winter hike. Tied this trail together with a trail system not shown on AllTrails for a 10 mile hike. Trails are groomed for X-Country skiing but you can go off trail as well. Good elevation changes to make it a true moderate trail system. Trail head is easy to find and there are trail maps at every sub-trail intersection.

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

scenic area, lots of good restaurants and shops if you want to stop in downtown Racine

nice trail along lakeside. good views of lake and lovely vacation homes. icy in winter.

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.

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