Hike the Dells Canyon and Bluff Trail

2.2 Miles Round Trip - 380 ft gain - Loop Trail

Dells Canyon and Bluff Trail - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

The Dells Canyon and Bluff Trail is a scenic route through Matthiessen State Park that features a like, river, and several waterfalls. This route is a 2.2 mile loop that is fun for the whole family. The trail is open for use year-round, and dogs are allowed on trail if kept on leash.

The trail is commonly used for hiking, nature trips, and birding. Matthiessen State Park features unique vegetation, rock formations, and waterfall arrangements. 

Photos: Dave Alakai

Tags

Fitness
Chillin
Photography
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Details

2.2 Miles
380 ft elevation gain
Loop Trail

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