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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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Jerry Lake
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

Disclaimer: I'm from New England and most accustomed to hiking in western Maine and the White Mountains in New Hampshire. This was my first overnight trip in the Midwest.

My dog and I camped at the primitive campsite near the trailhead on a Friday night, planning to spend an extended weekend in the woods. Parking was just off the road, and the campsite, just minutes from the road, was available--and very quiet! I would not count on getting water from the lake, though, as it's more of a mucky pond with no easy access from shore.

Heading out on Saturday morning, the sound of dogs grew louder as we moved along the trail. I didn't think it was hunting season (other than open season on coyotes), so maybe they were hunting dogs in training, but I was hesitant to encounter a bunch of off-leash dogs with my own leashed dog in tow, so we turned around and headed in the other direction, toward the Lake Eleven segment.

The Jerry Lake segment, from what I experienced, seemed nice enough, and not too overgrown, but I didn't get far before turning around and opting for the Lake Eleven segment. That trail turned out to be quite overgrown, with downed trees obstructing the trail in several places. It's also quite marshy in places, and there were lots of bugs--so be prepared with bug spray if you go in the summer! Between the bugs and the brambles, my dog couldn't handle it, so we headed home early.

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Pattison State Park Campground
by Michael Burbul

5 Completed 6 Reviews

Manitou falls is the highest falls in Wisconsin.

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Amnicon Falls State Park Campground
by Michael Burbul

5 Completed 6 Reviews

Beautiful anytime of the year. I visit this park at least 20 times a year. Lower falls under the covered bridge is a great photo op. Snake pit falls is a winding falls.

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Mirror Lake State Park
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Very fun time. Don't be discouraged; difficult is not that hard

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Jones Spring
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76 Completed 27 Reviews

Trail was a bit confusing ended up on the horse trail because the trail it's self for hiking was overgrown couldn't even tell it was a hiking path when you actually got to it but was cool anyway only did 7 miles . We will go back to the area and see if other hiking trails are worth it

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Roche-A-Cri State Park Campground
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

I thought the trail was great. It is well maintained with restrooms and water along the trail. It is a 3.5 mile trail if you take the acorn trail. There are sections where you feel like you are in the deep woods. I would definitely recommend this for families with small kids.

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Big Foot Beach Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful! Family friendly.

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Mirror Lake State Park
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Did the Northwest trail. Limited views of the lake, but really well marked trails. Very limited elevation changes, so this trail is reasonable for inexperienced hikers or even children.

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Brady's Bluff & Perrot Ridge Trail - Perrot State Park
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great hike. Combined Perrot's Bluff and Brady's Bluff into one hike. Both have 400' plus accents and descents. Spectacular views atop both off the bluffs.

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Hartman Creek State Park
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16 Completed 18 Reviews

We followed the ice age trail section in & through this area. Trail well marked & maintained. Loved the depth of the forest. Also grateful for the pit toilets! Beautiful area!

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