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Devil's Lake State Park

Baraboo, WI

Devil's Lake State Park is a 6 mile loop trail located near Baraboo, Wisconsin that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.

  • Best Hiking

  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

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Willow River State Park Campground
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Lumberjack Trails
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14 Completed 14 Reviews

It's a good thing that this trail is used for primarily mountain biking, because if you're moving slow enough, you'll get eaten alive by flies. Horse flies. Deer flies. You name it, it was there, and trying to attack your face. It was not a fun hike, although it was a nice area. I plan to go back some day and give it another try.

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Escanaba Trails
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14 Completed 14 Reviews

Hiking there in the winter isn't the best. Once I got down to the lake the wind was really bad, but the area was beautiful. I only took the 3.5 mile loop because of the temperature, and it was a good length for a quick hike.

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Kettle Moraine Lapham Peak Meadow Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Very beautiful scenery at this time of year. Somewhat muddy but that's because it drizzled last night. Over all, very nice trails, quite a variety and very nice people. Daily pass to get into the park is $10 as of today, March 21st, 2015

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Devil's Lake State Park
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14 Completed 14 Reviews

Devil's Lake should be a state park. Its enormity of visitors it gets a year paired with its amazing geological history is enough to make you visit. But then you actually see the place! It's spectacular! Yes, you have to pay for parking, but it is well worth it. If you only have time for one hike in Wisconsin, make it this one.

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Brady's Bluff & Perrot Ridge Trail - Perrot State Park
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14 Completed 14 Reviews

Great views of the surround areas. I went canoeing, hiking, and water sampling in the same day for an AP Environmental Science class that I was helping student teach. It was a lot to do in one day, but it's a nice place to go with lots of open space for large groups.

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Lowes Creek Trails
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14 Completed 14 Reviews

I hike and snowshoe in Lowes Creek almost every year. There are multiple loops you can take based on your interests. Some loops are steeper, some are for mountain bikers, and some and better if you're bringing your dog along. This is a great place to go cross-country skiing too.

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Ice Age National Scenic Trail
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14 Completed 14 Reviews

As a kid I always enjoyed when my parents took me hiking here. The trails are super long, but that doesn't mean you have to go for a long hike, you can always turn around. There's also a nature center where you can learn about, and interact with, animals. You can even use the center's nets to catch bugs and then feed them to the fish.

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Sparta / Elroy Classic
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14 Completed 14 Reviews

Helpful tidbit: bring a flashlight. You'll need it for the long tunnels where you're supposed to walk your bike.

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Star Lake Nature Trail
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14 Completed 14 Reviews

This is my favorite place to hike in Wisconsin. Along the way there are unique tress, boulders, a lagoon, and a picnic area with a beach. I'd recommend grabbing a few friends, packing some easy lunches and swim suits, and possibly a frisbee and heading out. There is a water pump at the beginning and towards the end of the hike, so water bottles aren't necessary.

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