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Loved it, but it is a little bit of a rough trek

This is a beautiful trail with great views but at the same time, some of it is very narrow, rocky... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Diedre C
Interesting rocks and views

The difficult rating on this trail is probably footing, because it wasn't physically challenging... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Catherine C
East Lansing, Michigan
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

This is a beautiful trail with great views but at the same time, some of it is very narrow, rocky and even slippery. Be careful if you have bad knees or ankles. I did it in hiking sandals but wish I'd had on even sturdier...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

The difficult rating on this trail is probably footing, because it wasn't physically challenging. If camping at South Nicolet, you can reach the loop via very easy trail from the campground. You can also access scenic overlooks via the road. The trail gets you below...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

It had been raining, so I wasn't sure how this would go, but WOW just WOW! I loved this trail! The trail level said "difficult" and I disagree. I had surgery less than 3 weeks before doing this trail (was told to wait a good...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 977karia
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Signs leading to either end of the Eagle Trail warn that this is a difficult trail, mainly because you are hiking down a 200-foot limestone cliff. There are no railings here. Most other trails in Peninsula State Park are easy to manage on foot or...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank douglasl739
Reviewed June 12, 2018

This hike is classified as "Difficult" but me, my husband and my 7-yr old son rated more on the moderate side. It says it is a 2 mile loop. We started in the woods and ended on the cliff side. Highly recommended! If we did...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 212anikas
Reviewed December 8, 2017

I enjoy hiking in southern Wisconsin on a regular basis, and this was one tough trail! Lots of rocks that are slippery and uneven ground. Grab a walking stick and bug spray. The challenge is worth the view along the lake and rocks.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank JJ B
Reviewed November 1, 2017

My husband and I are avid hikers and hiked this trail in late July. It is a moderate trail with great views and picturesque caves! It is well worth the hike if you are up for a few challenges along the way. On our hike...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank 729chelseam
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

It's it a moderate to difficult trail, but if you like hiking and have some experience - you will love this trail. The rock formations are beautiful. It also connects to other scenic and fun trails (Minnehaha and Lone Pine). It is within Peninsula State...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Best hiking trail in Door County! Rocks and tree roots to step over but the view over the bay is breathtaking! A must hike if you enjoy the outdoors. Stop and skip some rocks in the bay and enjoy the quiet view.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Beth P
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Eagle Trail provides hiking challenge, good exercise, and beautiful forest, cliffs, and lake scenery. Have hiking shoes and be a somewhat experienced hiker. The trail is littered with rocks and tree roots. The lower portion can also be wet and slippery but the effort is...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Gary m
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August 5, 2017|
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Response from val0rih | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Have fun!
July 21, 2015|
Response from annealone | Reviewed this property |
I have not seen or heard about nesting Eagles there and the caves do not look very large. 920-868-3258 is the peninsula Park ranger station and they have always been helpful with answers.
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Help with Columbia River Gorge Day Trip (6 Replies)
Hello, I will be heading to the Columbia RIver Gorge on a Friday morning in mid-October. I want to see the scenes and hike the Eagle Trail to Twister Falls. What time should I arrive there to assure parking? Also, are there any breakfast locations open early here or is Hood River the closest? FInally, what is the best route to drive from Portland? Thanks for the help.
July 23, 2014|
Response fromOregonExplorer|
The town of Cascade Locks is just a few miles away from the Eagle Creek Trailhead. The Charburger is always open early---it has huge picture windows looking out at the Columbia River. It's not fancy-and is a cafeteria style. You can't beat the view. Normally you'd need to get to Eagle Creek Trailhead super early in the summertime, especially on weekends, but you said mid-October so you should be fine. Have fun! oops, almost missed your other question----drive east from Portland on I-84,...More
EagleTrail (Peninsula SP) vs trail in Cave Point Cty Park (36 Replies)
We plan to hike Eagle Trail in Peninsula State Park and also the trail in Cave Point County Park. Will these 2 trails be repetitious of each other in terms of type of terrain, what we see, what we can do, etc? Are they similar experiences? We have so much to do and only a few days, so we must choose well……..
July 29, 2014|
Response fromRickMP|
Cave Point County Park is very small. The parking lot is right by the waterfront, and you can walk along the waterfront. The waterfront is probably no more than a quarter mile long. The short trail-I think it's called the Contemplative Trail-that runs on the other side of the parking lot is nothing special. If you are staying in Northern Door County, and are pressed for time, you can visit Cave Point on your way up or on your way home. Frankly, you can spend as little as 5 minutes and see...More
Help with itinerary, Please! (9 Replies)
We have a long weekend planned. Can you tell me if this itinerary sounds reasonable with the amount of time we have? Arrive around noon on Fri- May 21. Cabin is in Sturgeon Bay. Check in at 3:00 so we would go to White Fish Dunes SP for a picnic. Then check out Cave Point Park. Possibly go up to see Cana Island Lighthouse. Is it worth $7.00x6=$42.00 to go up it? Thought we would have a BBQ back at the cabin. Get up early Sat and drive 1 hour to the Washington Island Ferry. Pick up a...More
February 26, 2010|
Response fromoceans61|
Thanks for you reply and links. Good info. I would like to kayak by Cave point to see the sea caves. Is there anywhere near there that rents kayaks? I know there is a place that does tours but they are $55.00 a person :( Also, any other trails in Peninsula SP that we should do besides the Eagle Trail. Thanks for your help!