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Parfrey's Glen

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Address: Baraboo, WI

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Great hiking for all ages!

Went with my two young boys - 3 and 7. They loved the adventure and rock climbing! The trail starts off quite easy, but pretty and relaxing. The trail does "disappear" towards... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Meg D
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Went with my two young boys - 3 and 7. They loved the adventure and rock climbing! The trail starts off quite easy, but pretty and relaxing. The trail does "disappear" towards the end, but the boys loved the adventure of walking in the stream and the large rocks and waterfall at the end. Great for a warm, humid day... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Parfreys is a Nature Preserve that has been hit hard by two major floods. Many things have changed, the beautiful wooden bridges and trails have been altered. However, it remains a beauty. To go to the waterfalls is quite an adventure, but it can be done. It can be a bit tricky for the last third, so be prepared to... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I would really like to give this trail 4 1/2. We have never been on this trail before so we didn't know what to expect. There is supposedly a small waterfall at the end of the 3/4 mile hike. According to the Devil's Lake flyer it is an easy to medium grade trail. The moment we arrived we knew it... More 

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Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went here off season in Nov 2014. Didn't pass another soul on the trail. How awesome to have this beauty all to ourselves? My kids ages 5 and 7 did the hike with no issues. Definitely worth checking out!

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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135 reviews 135 reviews
42 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you are looking to take a hike and explore in nature this is a great option! It was not a strenuous hike on the trail, so it would be great for a family. I will definitely visit again :)

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

A nice leisurely hike will give you views of our beautiful natural area. She has suffered two floods and the end of the trail has been shortened. If you decide to proceed further, you will experience an interesting but cautious adventure.

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Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We visited on a January Saturday afternoon and the there were more people than I had expected, but it was very enjoyable. We have visited here a few times in the summer and fall so it was interesting to see it in the winter. With the snow and ice it was quite slippery in places so it is necessary to... More 

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Gotzens, Austria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is just a small hike, not very strenous, but you can experience really nice views. As htere was a flooding a few years ago, and it wasnt the first time, the trail wasnt rebuilt, so you have to cross the small river sometimes.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I really enjoyed making a trip here. I personally like hiking and this was a really fun hike. There are some really nice views and everything looks beautiful! My only complaint is there is spots that are not easy to climb up, walk through or not fall off and hurt yourself. Making it not quite so easy for older people... More 

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This trail is great for water exploring, rock hopping and some rock climbing. My husband and I visited here on our way to Devil's Lake to see the fall colors. This our type of trail! It's a little bit of a challenge to figure out how to get to the waterfall without getting wet! Enjoyed checking out the rock formations... More 

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