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“Great views of Devil's Lake and Baraboo”

Ranked #17 of 41 things to do in Baraboo
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Owner description: This trail is located in the Baraboo Hills.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great views of Devil's Lake and Baraboo”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

My wife and friends hiked this trail this past weekend while camping at Devil's Lake. It was fairly cold for mid-September, so the hike was a welcome workout to get the blood pumping. The trail was probably a 6 out of 10 difficulty, where 1 would be a flat road, and 10 would be scaling rocks and boulders. There were some difficult points where you needed to concentrate as one slip of the foot could result in a pretty serious accident, but for the most part, it was enjoyable and a good workout. There are many places to stop and look out from the bluffs over Devil's Lake and Baraboo for great pictures. If you are in the area, or camping, I would highly recommend hiking this trail, and seeing Balanced Rock.

Visited September 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
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76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Challenging Devil's Lake Hike”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

This is one of the more challenging trails at Devil's Lake. Not a long trail, but it is mostly rock steps up the bluff. There are nice views of the lake and surrounding as you get above the initial tree line.

Potholes is a similar trail in the park that doesn't offer quite the same views (more forested), but was probably more challenging. I'd recommend taking that one up and walking the bluff trail over to this one going down.

Visited June 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
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69 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Balancing on an autumn trail.”
Reviewed May 25, 2012

The first weekend in October is usually the best time to go, some years the peak color is the second weekend. What can I say, its a great hike. And there is lots of other hiking in the area. You can make a day of it with ease. Dog friendly and easy to get to.

Visited October 2011
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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85 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Favorite trail”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

It will get your juices flowing and heart rate going. Legs will feel it though.

Visited March 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
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“Steep Stairs for a Great Workout”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

This hike almost entirely consists of rock stairs, with only a few, short sections between climbs. This makes for one of the best workout trails in the park, with great views as the reward. The rocks can be slick when wet, so either use caution or pick another trail if it has recently rained.

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