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Pewit's Nest Gorge

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Address: County Highway W, Baraboo, WI
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hiking trail

Nice hiking trail, no markers though. Beautiful cut out gorge with water and trees surrounding it.Easy hike.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Nice hiking trail, no markers though. Beautiful cut out gorge with water and trees surrounding it.Easy hike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Similar to Parfrey's Glen, except you walk along a on a ridge, looking down at the canyon stream. Footing is dangerous. There are no fences to keep folks from sliding down the hill into the rocks and water. Recommended for Adults and older teens only in groups.

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

What a cool little nature spot. The view is beautiful and nothing like I've ever seen. We didn't swim but everyone looked like they were enjoying themselves in the water.

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Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

So all the reviews on here are stellar, and we thought this was going to be such an awesome hiking experience. Now in the middle of a hot summer day, I would imagine that this place would be pretty cool to swim in. However, is it worthy of 5 stars? Not so much. Went hiking with our two children ages... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

All my life I have been going to Devil's Lake State park with my family but never knew this place existed. Located about half a mile behind the Baraboo Walmart on hwy W, it is hidden among farm fields bordering woods. The gorge is a short walk from the parking area. The path will split into two separate trails. The... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Pewit's Nest is a nice place to go for one day. The hike to the gorge is pretty scenic with vegetation all around. The foliage should look amazing during fall.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a fabulous place to spend a 1/2 day hiking. The trails are easy enough to hike and the views are amazing. A very nice way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Dells craziness!

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Short walk from parking spot to small sandy area where you may enter the frigid spring waters of the gorge. Wade to the falls and climb up the rocks (might need the helping hand of a friend) to small staggered pools. Walk along the top of the gorge to sightsee and watch the very adventurous jump off the cliffs into... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Baraboo's secret...what I disliked most was the trash left by visitors, the disregard for NO PETS (it's a natural state park area) and the burned evidence of fires (No fires permitted) If you can't behave...don't visit. This is a little local secret...not sharing it's location, but if you do find it, please respect it, you will love it .... it's... More 

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We went after a cold week in mid-winter. The bonus was that Skillet Creek was frozen and you could walk on the ice through the gorge. Moreover it was pretty empty. The gorge itself is of modest proportions, but has lovely aesthetics that strikes me as similar to Starved Rock State Park in Illinois. Gathering from other's photos it has... More 

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