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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

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Devil's Lake State Park
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11 Completed 8 Reviews

Awesome structural geology (check out the climbing and different types of rocks)! The view of the lake is spectacular.

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Wehr Nature Center (Mallard Lake Circle)
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful trails, well maintained and saw some great wildlife.

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Ice Age Trail- Harrison Hills Segment
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Heading to the NE Harrison Hills IAT Segment on Tuesday. Will post pictures and update once we return Thursday!

Update:
Weather and area were both beautiful. You can park free overnight at the shelter/rest area right off Cty B near Ski Hill Road. We started out on the IAT, but decided to turn back after discovering multiple piles of fresh bear poo and fresh tracks right on the trail. We decided to take Ski Hill Road to the Atv route which then linked up with the IAT. We found a beautiful site to camp at just beyond the bridge. Unfortunately we decided to cut our trip short after awaking to a bear at our site this morning. It did not appear aggressive, however, and scurried off after a loud/calm "Git Bear!" He did manage to sneak off with my cooking pot, though. Amongst our surprise morning visitor, we also encountered deer, hawks, and even a hummingbird and bald eagle right at our site. We also heard a decent amount wolves/ coyotes throughout the night. We couldn't have asked for better conditions. We left a large amount of wood behind for whoever decides to visit this amazing location next. Happy hiking!

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Devil's Lake State Park
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2 Completed 3 Reviews

Truly Wisconsin's best park. Hiking is a blast, whether your next to the lake our on the bluffs. Snorkeling is great. Camping areas are phenomenal.

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Governor Dodge State Park
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2 Completed 3 Reviews

I was there for the night walk, where they light up one of the trails with candles at dark. That trail is nice and easy while still providing enough terrain for all family members to enjoy. Plus they had some star gazing, which was pretty cool.
A separate time we did some off-trail hiking for a bit more of a challenge, even climbed some is the rock bluffs. This is certainly a place to go if you're looking for some variety.

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Governor Dodge State Park
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2 Completed 3 Reviews

Personally my experience would have been more enjoyable had wind not complicated things, but from what we did see we enjoyed a lot. The shoreline is beautiful in the fall.

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Capital City Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Love love LOVE this trail and all of the Wisconsin trails that connect to this one! Great for exploring, commuting, and just for relaxing recreation.

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Devil's Lake State Park
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Even the toughest climbs were family friendly with well marked trails. Such a beautiful park. We'll definitely be back to hit more of the trails!!!

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Ahnapee State Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

nice trail would be better if they did not allow horses. the trail is pretty bumpy and tore up a bit from horses walking on it wet..other than that its an easy 30 mile ride..

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Zillmer Yellow Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice hike along the yellow (outer loop).
A very well groomed and maintained trail. Too well for my tastes. Not much of a challenge.

Great changes of scenery throughout the trails. Mosquitos and Flys were starting to get bad when I went on July 5th 2014.

Would recommend this trail for a family hike.

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