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Parfrey's Glen

Baraboo, WI
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Baraboo
Type: Geologic Formations, Canyons, Valleys
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The second I walked into the glen I felt like I was in a whole other world. I have found my new favorite place in Wisconsin. Perfect place for a sunny fall day. The walk wasn't too difficult but the rocks and roots were dry. I could see how this could be slippery after rain. There is some rock climbing... More

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I've lived in Wisconsin my whole life and had never heard of this place. It's a beautiful place to visit, particularly on a cool fall day. It's a bit hard to find and has a very small parking lot. If you go make sure you either have a Wisconsin State Park sticker or fill out the envelope they provide because... More

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Groveland, Illinois, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Beautiful, easy hike along a babbling creek. The rocks are easy to climb and tip toe back and forth over the creek. Don't give up because the waterfall at the end is beautiful and accessible for up close photography. Great hike and mini rock climbing adventure for the beginner. It's easier than it looks, so don't give up!

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Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This a great place for people looking for something a little different than a hike on a trail. Once you get passed the gravel portion of the trail, you're in for a fun walk of rock hooping and easy scrambling over large rocks. Nothing too strenuous but you do need to take your time, sometimes backtracking a bit if you... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
292 reviews 292 reviews
138 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
100 helpful votes 100 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
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16 reviews 16 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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