Door Bluff Headland’s County Park

Door Bluff Headland’s County Park

Door Bluff Headland’s County Park
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christine102262
La Crosse, WI1,583 contributions
Sep 2020
No crowds. Great walks through cedar forests on undeveloped trails. Keep going and the better the views get. We enjoyed going here, away from the more traveled and touristy areas. Seems a few other people were here when we arrived but very few ventured beyond the first few steps on to the trail as it looks like it doesn't go anywhere. Just keep winding your way through the cedars and you'll come to the top where the view is nice and there's a bench waiting for you to sit on.
Written October 14, 2020
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AndrewFromMadison
Madison, WI3,248 contributions
Aug 2019
This is pretty much where the Door County ends, and with it State of Wisconsin. There is Washington Island still to the side, plus smaller islands, but the feeling here is just that - you ran out of land to go on, and this is it. The views are breathtaking. The only downside is - this is very rustic, and it's hard to get around in the absence of trails, except the foot path that goes along the bluff (unofficial trail?). Perhaps it's better to keep it that way. One other thing - few years ago when the lake levels were low, there was a nice rocky beach where people made towers out of rocks strewn around. Last time I have been there, there was nothing left of it, and the waters of Lake Michigan were lapping at the shoreline tree's lower trunks.
Written April 5, 2020
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Ke D
90 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This is a beautiful place with majestic views on what seemed like unofficial trails, although we did find a bench at the top. You can climb up through the cedars over roots, or find a path to climb down to the water. Not many people here the first Sunday in June. Just be warned, the path up is bordered by perilous drop offs onto the rocky beach below… super dangerous for little kids who don’t know to stay away from the edge. We were very glad to be traveling just the two of us, or we would have left to find a safer option!
Written June 6, 2022
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beachball42
Carmel, IN58 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Nice drive into the park. There are a couple of ports potty’s at the parking area. We hiked the trail which wasn’t really marked but you can see where others have walked. We saw several people turn around because of the lack of a trail map or markings. We also eventually turned around. You are on the top of the bluffs so watch out if you have little kids as you get close to the edge a few times. Views are nice in a few spots.
Written June 17, 2022
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Ruth L
Chicago, IL159 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Drove thru sort of by mistake. Didn't plan ahead, just found the area while driving around. And SO GLAD! Didn't walk any trails, but WOW, what beauty is visible just from the road is unbelievable! Rock formations and flora make for an outstanding time in nature.
Written September 13, 2018
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Nicole D
Madison, WI12 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Quiet. Not crowded. Kind of a hard steep trail but so worth it for the views. There’s a longer trail but we only walked out to the rock overlooking the water. ❤️
Written September 17, 2020
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James B
Vernon Hills, IL179 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
The appeal for me was that it was at the very tip of the peninsula, and harder to get to than the other more commonly visited (and crowded) parks in the county. You will have to follow your GPS/Googlemaps carefully to get there from either Gills Rock or Ellison Bay. There is a trail to the edge of the lake bluff, only a couple hundred yards but slow going due to the heavy amout of tree roots you have to walk over. But a fantastic "sit-and -ponder" view when you get there.
Written September 24, 2018
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Kari A
DeForest, WI123 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
I'm not sure where all the trails lead, but I took the main one to the main looking (I think) and I was in heaven! It's so pretty here! :)
Written September 10, 2018
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Jen N
Antioch, IL100 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
great trails with lots of tree roots and rocks to be on the look out for. i would recommend that you wear closed toed shoes with traction. bring water and cover yourself or the horseflies will eat you alive. a few water views, but you are mostly inland. trails are not marked so you need to pay attention.
Written October 22, 2017
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traveler_from_Iowa
Cedar Rapids, IA191 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
From the unmarked trail head there is a well used but unmarked and unimproved informal trail that wanders toward the bluff. There is a good view through the trees over the water at the end of the worn trail. A nice very short hike in the woods, it was a nice relaxing moment for us.

We would recommend standard hiking apparel. Shoes/boots with some grip and ankle support. A walking/hiking stick is helpful on the uneven terrain. If there's been rain it could get quite slick, and it'd be a long fall for the overly adventurous. It was dry when we visited so we went in with decent hiking shoes and walking sticks, leaving our hiking boots in the car. There is nothing remotely handicap accessible here.
Written August 9, 2017
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