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Address: Baraboo, WI
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Fascinating place off the beaten path

Took a fall hike to the end of the "trail". There are signs of a more developed trail that were washed out in the floods of 2008 (15 inches of rain will do that), but it just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a fall hike to the end of the "trail". There are signs of a more developed trail that were washed out in the floods of 2008 (15 inches of rain will do that), but it just makes it more rustic and adventurous. Our young teen boys loved it, and I can't believe I missed out on this for the... More 

Thank WIGreatLakes
Monroe, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parfrey's Glen is like one of those rare little treasures that you simultaneously want to keep for yourself and share with everyone. It is an absolutely beautiful hike that keeps getting better until the end. I love that it comes to a clear end, which makes the entire hike the ideal length. I also love that there aren't clear man-made... More 

Thank clearing_boxer
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come here a couple times a year. Make sure to wear sandals or shoes that can get wet. Go all the way back to the waterfall!

Thank JohnB59686
Stoughton, Wisconsin
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90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place! My suggestion to you is to keep on walking after the trail ends until you see the waterfall! You will have to climb over some rocks and possibly get your feet wet, but it's worth it. You will see some of the hugest fallen rocks you have ever seen. I can only imagine what it... More 

Thank beachcruizer77
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We have loved going here for years. It is a most beautiful place here in Wisconsin. Before the flood, it was easier to walk to the end. Post-flood is much more difficult, but worth it. Wear slip resistant shoes-- you will have to climb over wet rocks. You can go partway without much difficulty, but to get all the way... More 

Thank teklamom
Minnesota City, Minnesota
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We happened across this place from a suggestion from the state park worker. It was awesome., The trees were gorgeous, and the trail was well maintained to a point. Then it became a matter of jumping on rocks to cross a small creek, and you just keep climbing up and following the stream until you get to a canyon with... More 

Thank redchicky88
Muskego, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I found the trail rather long and not that exciting. We had just come from hiking around Devils Lake and Pewits Nest so maybe that is why this certain area seemed quite dull to me. I understand there are many different kinds of foliage growing there but I since I am not educated in this area there was not much... More 

Thank 12cookie4
Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

As other reviewers have noted, this is a gorgeous and unique (and short) hike through a geologically interesting area. It's just outside of Devil's Lake, so you can hike here without a State Park pass (at least if you park on the road; not sure about the lot). The day we went was a perfect fall day, and it was... More 

Thank Wendyb1063
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This little nature area just south of Baraboo is a beautiful hike. The last third of the walk is through a narrow canyon with a little stream. There used to be a wood walkway but it wad destroyed a couple of years ago. Be prepared for a little climbing over rocks and walking on slippery rocks to cross the stream,... More 

Thank mrmagnetics
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73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Parfrey's Glen is just on the outskirts of Devil's Lake. Pristine, beautiful spot which is one of the most visited state natural areas (other than Devil’s Lake State Park). At its highest part, the glen reaches a depth of nearly 100 feet and affronts a mountain-type of stream flowing through its floor. The Glen’s walls are sandstone filled with pebbles... More 

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