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Beautiful Hike - If you're out of shape or not experienced be careful

Make sure to head up on a dry day and/or not after recent rain fall as the rocks can become very... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Mike H
Well worth the hike!

We went to balanced rock and devils doorway. It was an intense hike both up and down the trails but... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
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This trail is located in the Baraboo Hills.
Baraboo, WI
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Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

This is a REALLY neat little hike to enjoy. I climbed the East Bluff Trail on a beautiful early May day from the parking lot after the railroad tracks near the park headquarters. En route, I especially wanted to see Balanced Rock and Devil's Window....More

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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Make sure to head up on a dry day and/or not after recent rain fall as the rocks can become very slippery. As mentioned in other posts, do not bring dogs up or down this trail as it is narrow in places along the way....More

1  Thank Mike H
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

We went to balanced rock and devils doorway. It was an intense hike both up and down the trails but it was definitely worth it when you see the views from up top and the rock formations. Take some water, wear good hiking shoes and...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2018

First off, this hike is dangerous. You could easily die; please be aware of this. I saw many people with small children and others with large dogs which I think is just plain stupid. Be forewarned. That said, amazing hike. Must-do for those in reasonably...More

1  Thank Danielle B
Reviewed August 5, 2018

You probably want to be going up on this trail rather than coming down. The trail is pretty exposed. You will be walking on large and small rocks. Do not bring pets.

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Reviewed July 15, 2018

July 14 trail condition was very good. I heard from an employee they had done maintenance on it the week before. The .4 mile climb is strenuous with gorgeous rocks engineered into a stair case that can be challenging. Ascent takes 45 minutes. Be prepared...More

Thank 743leslieg
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is one of the most dangerous trails we have ever been on. The concrete has turned loose of the rocks. Some of the rocks are slippery and it had not rained in days. This trail is needing to be shut until it can be...More

Thank mysweet
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Sure, I read that the trail was difficult and read some reviews but man, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. It was a strenuous, straight up, working the legs, awesome hike. There were a couple of points when I was ready...More

1  Thank Dree411
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Although this hike was mostly like an hour of stairmaster, it was beautiful! Very well maintained trail. It was pretty crowded but plenty of room for all. The trail isn't really good for small children as it is quite a hike. Wear good shoes and...More

1  Thank Karen B
Reviewed August 24, 2017

This is one of the better workouts in the state. Would not recommend this if you are not in shape, or if you are not in shape, take your time. Balanced rock can be missed so make sure you are looking for it!! The path...More

2  Thank rex m
Reviewed August 20, 2017

We didn't want to walk up a "steps" to the top path so we took the trail to the back side of Devil's Doorway. Very challenging.about 1 hr. While going up the many views are beautiful. Devil's Doorway is well worth the effort. Took the...More

Thank Mary W
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