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Parfrey's Glen

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Address: Baraboo, WI 53913
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Beautiful Hike

This is a short easy hike in a narrow gorge with a stream running through it. Very pretty and the sound of the water and birds was enchanting. Near the end there are bluffs with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a short easy hike in a narrow gorge with a stream running through it. Very pretty and the sound of the water and birds was enchanting. Near the end there are bluffs with plants growing on the sides of the rock.

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Eldridge, United States
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A few miles past Devils Lake is a gem of short hike in a glacial gorge. Paved hiking trail gives way to a gorgeous hike through a moss covered gorge that ends at a water fall. You're crawling/stepping over rocks and bolders in a shallow creek with towering walls on either side. Wouldn't recommend doing it with pets or small... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike starts off relatively flat, follows a stream, and ends with some clamoring over boulders and on rocks to avoid getting your feet wet, but well worth it to see the waterfall and narrow glen (canyon) at the end, The temperature drops when in the glen so it is a nice relief on a hot day. There is little... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our drive to Parfrey's was 2 hours from our hotel and it was worth it. The most beautiful hike I've had in a while. My 4 yr old also enjoyed it. The sounds of nature were all over. From the river and the sounds of birds singing. Got lots of great pictures. Will go back again!

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1 Thank SeptemberLoveATM
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've hiked all over the U.S. and this was one of the most breathtaking trails I've ever taken. I suggest going early in the morning before the crowd arrives. We went around 9am and left right before it got extremely busy. The parking lot isn't big and if it gets too packed during the hike, you'll miss out on how... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parfrey's Glen is a really fabulous place. Unfortunate that the great boardwalk that existed in years past got washed out, as it's now quite a bit more difficult to hike over the boulders and through the stream. Note: the best parts of the gorge, including the small waterfall, are past the sign that indicates the "end of trail". Don't abandon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A gorgeous place to hike and spend an hour or two just enjoying the peaceful surroundings and God's artwork. I couldn't stop taking pictures! Everywhere I turned I had to stop and take a picture!! Really enjoyed the hike, however when you get to the sign that says, "Trails End", it really means that the trail ends there, but you... More 

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Madison, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just finished hiking the Glen and a piece of the surrounding ice age trail. The Glen is a short hike, but well worth it if you are in the area. Amazing rock formations that you will love if you have any interest at all in geology. The falls themselves are small but in a pretty area. As long as you... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful hike through a gorge to a waterfall. There used to be a boardwalk but that was washed away years ago. The last half of the hike is somewhat difficult, so be sure to wear waterproof hiking boots (you must walk through the stream) and think carefully about bringing young children. Otherwise, anyone of average hiking ability... More 

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were grateful for the review that encouraged going beyond the trail's end. Although the terrain became a little difficult after the easy to navigate path, the views were captivating. The beauty of nature made the climb and wet shoes totally worth it.

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