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Parfrey's Glen

Baraboo, WI
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Baraboo
Type: Geologic Formations, Canyons, Valleys
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautiful hike into what looked like a secluded land from a movie. Waterfalls, fern- and moss-covered rock walls. Loved it.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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279 reviews 279 reviews
133 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This glen is hard to find, located on a remote road, and is poorly marked. There is a small parking area that is very easy to miss. We were relentless and finally found it. We walked about a mile until we came to a creek that required "rock hopping." My wife did not want to get her shoes wet so... More

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Chicago, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Don't blink or you might drive right past. Went here last week. The weather was beautiful. The parking lot was small but empty. Starts out on a paved trail then leads to rocks and a small creek. Absolutely gorgeous walk that leads to a small waterfall. A little bit of rock climbing involved but it's not a very tiring hike.... More

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Buffalo Grove, IL
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

There are NO signs. We passed it once and lucked out the second time because there was a school bus parked in front so we figured that must be it. There is a small parking lot but you have to pay to park (or have a state park pass). The trail is nice, there is a stream. When we were... More

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

One day, out of the blue, I decided to travel to Devils Lake and visit Parfrey's. I was surprised to see that there was ONLY one car in the parking lot. So, what the heck...I walked the quarter mile to where the trail got a little steeper. The trail was easy and it was spring so the birds were in... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a short walk to a small waterfall. You follow a stream and have to walk through it sometimes and scramble over rocks sometimes. If you like this kind of walking, this is for you. I advise wearing shoes that you don't mind getting wet.

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Champlin, Minnesota
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Parfrey's Glen is a little known gem. It is a nice little hike. After having the trails washed away twice, you now need to criss cross across the creek to get back to the little water fall. But that hike is so beautiful! There are many kinds of wildflowers, birds, and the rock formations are really cool too. This is... More

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Barrington, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The wildflowers, towering canyon walls, gurgling stream, delicate waterfall, and rock-hopping make this one of our groups' favorite hikes in Wisconsin. It is short, but lovely.

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Vancouver, Washington
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

An easy .7 mile hike through a sandstone "canyon" that is quite scenic. The SMALL waterfall (6 feet) is quite anticlimactic after the hike in. The journey, not the destination, is the highlight.

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Parfrey's suffered two major floods which changed the course of the land and the trails; yet it remains a wonderful natural preserve. Guests need to remember to stay on trail and not alter the course...enjoy the natural settings, the volkswagon size boulders, the little creeks and valleys and pockets of wonder. Ever changing, yet, always humbling.

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