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Parfrey's Glen

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Address: Baraboo, WI 53913
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Great morning hike location

Very nice place to escape the hot sun. You will get your shoes wet/muddy :) Beautiful photo ops though!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place to escape the hot sun. You will get your shoes wet/muddy :) Beautiful photo ops though!!

Thank butterflies1017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Another awesome place to check out lots of climbing best to have a good sturdy shoe so much to see plan on spending a few gours there

Thank Nancy z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Prepare yourself, you will not believe this is so close to Madison! You start off by walking through the woods wondering what the excitement is all about. Soon, the rocks and boulders will reveal themselves. You'll hike through the ravine along the stream, climbing over boulders, until you reach the waterfall at the end. It's a brilliant and beautiful escape... More 

Thank Jess J
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Hike up a beautiful old creekbed. View amazing layered rock walls and trees growing at weird angles, all ending at a lovely waterfall. Wear your hiki g shoes

Thank JAMWoodWI
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Parfrey's Glen is a must-see natural area in the Devil's Lake State Park area-- it's a gorgeous, amazing walk that starts at the non-descript parking area. From there, you'll walk a paved path that leads through mixed woods along a small stream that is beautiful itself. However, once you cross the small wooden bridge along the trail, you'll soon find... More 

1 Thank Jackie L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We spent a few hours and it was worth the hike, even though crossing some creeks over the rocks is involved. This is an amazing area for seeing unusual rock formations without going to Wi Dells.

Thank treehuggers7
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

I had never heard of this place before, and was so happy we took a chance on it! It's a small parking area, but we went on a week day and there were just a couple of cars mid-morning. It's a nice grassy area, great for a picnic. The hiking trail is a one-way, in & back, and is reasonably... More 

Thank Deanne W
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

This gorge in the Baraboo Bluffs is about 45 minutes from Madison. You can get there off Hwy 12 or up Hwy 113. Hwy 113 crosses the Wisconsin River by a free ferry at Merrimack. On a nice day that adds to the adventure. The parking lot has limited parking and requires a State Park permit. The walk up the... More 

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Madison, WI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Had a fun Saturday afternoon here with the family--two adults, 5-year-old and 3-year-old. We brought a picnic to eat at the lawn entrance, made a quick pit toilet stop and were on our way hiking. Busy, but not craaazy busy on a beautiful September day. It's fun to hike upstream and then climb over the big rocks at the end... More 

Thank potato
West Bend, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

This is a beautiful walk though the woods. Nice babbling brook the entire trail. It was a bit short, but very nice.

Thank Trixies-MomandDad

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