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Address: Baraboo, WI 53913
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Short hike

A short hike back in a beautiful little Glen. No pets allowed and valid Wisconsin state park admission required. Located by Devil's Head Resort.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Ruth B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A short hike back in a beautiful little Glen. No pets allowed and valid Wisconsin state park admission required. Located by Devil's Head Resort.

Thank Ruth B
Poynette, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like hiking and a great view this is the place to be. Make sure you bring your water bottle you will need it also bring your camera great views.

Thank Brenda C
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here multiple times, and every time it takes my breath away. It helps to wear water shoes because the easier path may make your feet wet. With that being said, you can stay dry throughout the pathway. This is not a place for young children learning to walk. There are some rocks you need to climb. The... More 

1 Thank WanderlustO912
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with our 3 boys (16, 14 & 9) and we all had a blast! The hike is longer than expected so bring water! The terrain is VERY rocky and wet so wear shoes that withstand both. We all loved the challenge of hiking stone to stone over the water in many places and crafting your own way to... More 

Thank nikki d
Warrington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place to hike on a summer day. The wooded glen is cool and shady, the creek you follow to the waterfalls is relaxing to listen to. The rock formations along the trail are fascinating and beautiful. You get a real sense of how long it took for this glen to be formed by nature. There is... More 

Thank Connie M
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My best advice to folks coming to Parfrey's Glen is bring proper hiking boots. It's almost impossible to complete this hike without getting wet feet. Also, the trail is a bit rough. Years ago the trail washed out and the State of Wisconsin has decided not to replace it. Parfrey's Glen is a Wisconsin gem. It is located just a... More 

Thank photoguywisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW. This hike is like stepping into the world of the Hobbit or Lord of the Rings. It is very lush and green inside, with great rock formations. To really see the best parts you need to go past where it says the trail ends, and it does end, and then you have to carefully climb and maneuver over rocks... More 

Thank Designercheryl
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say anything bad about Parfreys Glen. It was nice and a decent walk. However, it does not match up to other hikes I've done. If you have little kids, this could be a great spot though.

Thank Larry K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family began our hike on the far side of the park (from the free access area). The hike was just over two miles and it followed the Ice-Age Trail for a bit. Once we arrived at the main park entrance (after about two miles), we were pleasantly surprised by the partially paved paths. The falls aren't particularly impressive, but... More 

Thank OmarMel85
Lodi, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wonder and beauty of glaciation! See what the glaciers (along the Ice Age Trail) have created in south-central Wisconsin. Parfrey's Glen starts out with a meadow and a trail that meanders into rock cliffs and culminates with a small waterfall at the end. A very easy hike for non-hikers, we took our parents (in their 80's). Tons of plants... More 

Thank Karen E

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