Explore the most popular wildlife trails 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.

Best in Kenosha County and rarely busy. Plenty of Geocaches and stunning in the fall. Bring your bug spray in the summer!

The trail has a variety of options and elevation changes. We hiked for 1.9 miles today.

13 hours ago

Beautiful trail along the lake and cliffs. Fairly quiet on a weekend in August.

Nice, flat trail that has everything...including occasionally overzealous bikers. Nice boardwalk, ponds, but can be a little muddy on the east end, beneath the condos.
Added bonus, climb the hill at the north end for a picturesque view in most every direction.

My dog loved it. Really wet by the lake, couldn’t push thru. I think I found where all of Wisconsin’s mosquitoes are bred!

1 day ago

Gorgeous views from the bottom of the falls but difficult to understand where the trail is supposed to be. Lots of places to explore though!!

love the view. can't get enough.

Hiked West trail out (nice, easy), Devil's trail back. Devil's trail had some good hills but also a large tree across the path that was challenging to get over.

Fun hike, nice wooded and scenic views. When I went the bugs were not bad at all which surprised me since it's so close to the river. Just a warning, if you see a trail that seems forgotten don't follow it, it literally dead ends at a massive fallen tree.

This is a nice trail, but I would not call it easy. There are a few places with uneven steps going up and down that were made easier with trekking poles. I am in my 60s but it can be tricky if you are not expecting this terrain. Also dogs are not allowed in Janesville parks from May to October.

Wide, well groomed-trail. Most of it is grass and the rest is dirt through wooded areas. VERY buggy but if you wear your DEET, they'll leave you alone. The DNR does an excellent job of trail marking. Every 50-100 yards or so there is a post telling you which color trail you are on so it's pretty hard to get lost. Did the orange today (6 miles) and it was a great hike.

3 days ago

This was a fun, semi-challening trail with some mighty hills to conquer. We did the North Loop (red trail).
DO NOT use the cutoff trail (yellow with red dots) during the spring/summer - it takes you right through the creek/flood plain and we ended up walking through about 6 inches of water, and in some spots were in mud up to our knees. Overall it was still a fun trail and the dog actually loved the muddy part!

4 days ago

I loved the path this trail took around the lake. The viewpoints were beautiful. The cool air was refreshing. The trail was beautiful.
Unfortunately, the path is being paved over so it can be hard on the knees and ankles. Also, the trail does not allow overnight campers so allow time and energy to do it in one day. Also there were $41 in camp and park entrance fees. In addition to all that, the trail and campsite were crowded with loud families. I expected this loop to feel more like a backpacking trip and less like a family vacation tourist trap.

I suppose I should have researched more.

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

Classic Wisconsin ridge hike. Through some woods and prairie and along a bluff overlooking farmland.

Beautiful waterfall!

This was a great hike.
mostly on a wide ATV access route so walking was easy
Suggest you go counter clockwise as the Lighthouse stop will be near the end of the trail. The trail continues along the shore so you can do a loop.

6 days ago

Actually geocaching. Oldest/first WI geocache located near Powder Tower. Nice maintained trails. Families, kids and runners on the trails. Detailed trail map most helpful. PeoriaBill.

Pros. Everything you love and nature time.
Con. Bugs (timing IG)

Great hike-go past the bowls to see the rest of the coastline-out and back 5 miles!

Cool, bring your walking stick for your old knees

First part follows the bluff and has Unique rooted paths. First third is the most scenic and challenging. Second third is just a nice stroll in the woods. Last third he’s just a walk up the road back to the vehicle.

This trail was really nice. Easy for myself, 12 year old, and dog.

This was a decent trail. I’m not sure I’d label it as easy though! It’s not hard but you definitely need to watch your footing. Saw a good amount of litter and glass along the way.

on Heritage Parkway Trail

10 days ago

Used to live in the neighborhood so that’s where I would go, nice little trail but I wouldn’t drive in for it. If you’re into exercise it does have stairs on two sides of the hill in the forest towards the top i used to run those

10 days ago

Fantastic hike in Lake Michigan. Very friendly and the lighthouse tour was well worth the hike to the other side of the island. This is certainly a gem at the tip of Wisconsin. Put on your hiking shoes, grab a swim suit, and enjoy. Not one mosquito. Many biting flies near the hospitality area, but not at my site. What a nice way to get away. No cell service. So nice!!!! Bring your teenagers and drive them nuts. They may actually break down and talk to you without a text. ;-)
Take the time to go into the hospitality center and look at the boat house underneath. Amazing architecture and the history the island is amazing! I followed the paths all the way around the island. I also check out every site that isn’t occupied just to make notes on where I would stay on future trips. All the “lettered” sites are very secluded and quiet.
Numbered sites are pretty close together, but if you want to meet fellow hikers and camp near the beach, they are best for you.

Hiked from Viceroy rd to Lake Michigan. Met a friendly Deer!! Watch here https://youtu.be/Kb-ytHcXEFc

An easy trail. Be cautious with young kids along bluff side. Well worn trailhead. No blazes. Ran into a couple who claimed we were hiking on private land but we followed exact route on app, so this was somewhat confusing. Pretty forest and bluff views. Trail surface dirt lots of roots along bluff edge.

11 days ago

Manitou Falls was beautiful, however we could not walk the trail according to park staff due to washouts from high water. Only reason I have 3 stars is we went down to the lower falls and were able to hike around a bit. With a 4, 6, 8 year old we couldn’t stray from the path too much but it wasn’t even a mile worth of walking. Still a pretty area with the falls.

Nice , but more like a walk in the park , than a hike

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