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Parfrey's Glen

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Address: Baraboo, WI

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Beautiful hike just outside of Devil's Lake park

Visited Parfrey's glen on a whim this past weekend. Was a wonderful short hike (?2 miles round trip) into a fairly deep gorge with a very small and shallow stream running through... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Visited Parfrey's glen on a whim this past weekend. Was a wonderful short hike (?2 miles round trip) into a fairly deep gorge with a very small and shallow stream running through it. Even though it was near 90F it was much cooler in the woods and the glen itself. Beautiful hike with some nice photo ops. Formerly had bridges... More 

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Maroa, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely short hike with a few scrambles over rocks and some interesting scenery. Lovely water falls at the end. We had a very peaceful hike along the creek.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I am a Madison native and live in Arizona now. My kids are in Wisconsin for the summer. My father needed some new ideas as to where to take the grandkids. I remembered parfreys glen from when I was in high school and we used to go there for the day with friends. It is a fantastic place to go... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The hike at Parfrey's glen has beautiful views towards the end. Its very cool and refreshing to do this on hot summer days. Its totally worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

On our way back from Devil's Lake, we dropped by at Parfrey's Glen. The hike was only about a mile and a half and the scenery was absolutely amazing. At the end of the trail, you are greeted by a beautiful canyon and you are at the bottom of it with running water. Enjoy the delicious mulburry (blackberry) on the... More 

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Slinger, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Walk through gorge made by glacier flow in the ice age! You have to cross rocky streams and climb through rocks at times but it is not too challenging. The waterfall at the end is not that big but the reward is the hike itself!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Just go. We did not know Wisconsin had an area like this. Wooded with hills and a beautiful clear running stream. Our daughter-in-law, a native, brought us there with our son. We felt like we were in Northern Arizona. Bring your camera and a walking stick for rock hopping.

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Watertown, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Very nice paths until you need to cross the water. There are a couple of foot bridges, but then they become rock crossings and finally rock climbing. It is a beautiful path that meanders along a creek that is constantly tumbling over rocks. Very peaceful place. There is no way to get to the end without getting your feet at... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Parfrey's Glen is a pleasant walk through a glen which is "air conditioned" by the hand of God. It can be as challenging as you wish. The farther you go the greater the reward - a beautiful little waterfall that cascades down to feed the stream you've been following. Careful on the slippery rocks. Have the kids look for the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Made a stop here recently to check it out. Beautiful!!! Wildlife, water, trees, what more can you ask for?

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

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