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Address: Baraboo, WI
Activities: Hiking
Description: This trail is located in the Baraboo Hills.

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Even the kids liked this. Great views throughout the hike. Watch out for unsupervised kids racing up and down though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Even the kids liked this. Great views throughout the hike. Watch out for unsupervised kids racing up and down though.

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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51 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Rock steps up the side of a mountain to see a rock balanced on a rock above the swimming beach. This is for sunny perfect days only. It was muddy, and slippery and no where to grab onto anything to hike up the hill. The trail wasn't marked and other people have to tell you where to go. There were... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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273 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I wouldn't do this trail if it rained recently. This trail is quite radical and involves very steep, narrow steps. These steps get very slippery when wet. It can take days for them to dry off. I actually saw a man fall (he wasn't seriously injured). The really problem is on the way down. The steps are actually made from... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My favorite trail in the park. This is a bit of a vertical trail, but steps throughout. Most can handle this trail, just stop as often as needed and enjoy the beautiful views. I had a routine a few years back of coming everyday after work, climbing this trail, then watching the sunset from Devil's Doorway. I wish I was... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My husband and I took this trail and we really did know what we where getting into we where trying to get back to the North Parking lot where we parked our car. This is not for the faint of heart. Make sure you have plenty of water we did not and it was very warm and like I said... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Love this trail, as it provides a great cardiovascular challenge and breathtaking views at numerous spots as you climb. I would not recommend this for very young children, but for anyone who has reasonable cardiovascular strength, this is a great hike and provides a nice workout.

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

careful hike up the East Bluff Trails will bring you to an amazing view of Devils Lake and Balanced Rock...among many other magnificent views.

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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Be careful WHEN you hit this trail. I would not want to come down this one, but going up was OK. Tis one of those things to be really glad you've done it when finished.....

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We hiked this trail with our 4,6 and 8 year old. Completely doable, just stay close to them (if you can keep up with them). Lots of areas to fall but also so much to explore. They were all champs on the climb and loved every minute of it. The trail is essentially large stone steps (several hundred of them)... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

If you need something flat do this trail at Devil's Lake. There are bugs at times so be ready for that. Great for all ages!

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Address: Address: Baraboo, WI
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Baraboo

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