A winding and sometimes rocky trail through meadow and woods along a stream culminates in a cool and restful glen with steep rock cliffs and a waterfall. It is a restorative place to visit and people of all ages will enjoy it. The trail is less than a mile each way. Children will love wading in the water and climbing on the rocks around the stream. Note that it requires some negotiating of uneven terrain and crossing the stream without a bridge--just stepping on rocks to get across a short distance, so it is not a good choice for people with limits on their mobility.
As noted in some of the other reviews, the trail has undergone a lot of changes and at this time, the beginning of the trail has been paved and re-routed in many spots. Due to the drought of this year, there was not a waterfall, but it was still a cool, restful and beautiful place--especially to get away from the crowds and heat of summer.
Note that you need a WI state park sticker on your vehicle or to pay a daily use fee. Don't take chances as it is regularly patrolled.
Although we have visited this place many times, we still miss it on our first try, so here are directions and link to a map from the Devil's Lake tourism website:"To reach Parfrey’s Glen Just take Hwy. 113 south out of Baraboo and turn left on DL. The entrance will be on your left a few miles down. The entrance is a bit hard to see, but if you get to the Old Schoolhouse Restaurant, you passed it. Just turn around and go back about a half mile."
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