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The Best Hiking in Wisconsin

Looking for the best hiking in Wisconsin? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Wisconsin. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Wisconsin

  • Hudson, Wisconsin

    Hike to Willow Falls

    4.2
    3 mi
    This trip through Willow River State Park shows off beautiful views of Little Falls Lake and Willow River on your way to the falls. In the spring, wildflowers won't disappoint. An overall scenic and rewarding hike.
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  • Bayfield, Wisconsin

    Hike the Lake Superior Ice Caves

    5.0
    1 mi
    Begin at Meyer's Beach in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore near Cornucopia, WI. There is a parking lot, but get there early in the day to get a spot and make sure to use the bathroom before heading out. There is no opportunity on the ice.Head out onto the frozen lake and follow the shorelin...
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  • Baraboo, Wisconsin

    Explore Pewit's Nest State Natural Area

    3.8
    1 mi / 30 ft gain
    Please note this warning from the park's website: Climbing on rock walls, cliff jumping or entering the closed area for any reason is prohibited, and violators will be subject to a $175 citation. Visitors are also prohibited from bringing in food or beverage or being on the property between 8 p.m...
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  • Grafton, Wisconsin

    Hike the Lion's Den Gorge Loop

    4.7
    1.8 mi
    Lion's Den Gorge is a gorgeous nature preserve featuring a variety of unique nature scenes. The park includes massive bluffs, sand dunes, forests, creeks and bridges, hiking trails and stunning vistas of the Lake Michigan shoreline. The preserve is 72 acres and is located in the town of Grafton, ...
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  • Merrimac, Wisconsin

    Hike Parfrey's Glen

    4.0
    Located next to the popular Devil's Lake State Park, Parfrey's Glen holds many of the same geographical features. Parfrey's Glen is unique, however, for the rock cliffs that tower over you on both sides as you make your way though the gorge.The mile hike from the trailhead to the glen requires so...
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  • Dodgeville, Wisconsin

    Camp at Governor Dodge State Park

    4.8
    You can make campground reservations ahead of time or drive into the park to talk to a ranger, and reserve a hike-in campsite for the a night.Once you're all set up, you can hike to the beach of Cox Hollow Lake to hang out, go for a swim, or snap a few sunset photos.There are beaches on both Cox...
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  • Aniwa, Wisconsin

    Hike the River Loop at Dells of the Eau Claire

    5.0
    6 mi
    Begin at the trailhead either north or south of the river, where parking is offered, and hike down to the river. You should be able to hear the falls. A trail will follow along the river to the west, marked with yellow "River Trail" signs. Follow the river trail down until the footbridge leads ac...
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  • Baraboo, Wisconsin

    Hike the East Bluff Trail to Devil's Doorway

    4.8
    2.4 mi / 500 ft gain
    This hike begins at the east end of the North Shore Visitors' area. The hike starts relatively level before turning to the right and leading you up steps. The spectacular views come quickly on this hike as immediately after you reach the top steps you will be treated to your first glimpse of the ...
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  • Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

    Hike Cave Point County Park

    5.0
    1.5 mi
    Cave Point County Park is 19 acres and it located adjacent to the much larger Whitefish Dunes State Park in Door County, WI. It has a small parking lot, restrooms, and an out-and-back trail. The parking lot is located near the southern end of the park.The fractured rock bluffs lining the southern...
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  • Sheboygan, Wisconsin

    Hike through the Dunes at Kohler-Andrae SP

    4.5
    4 mi
    This park is known for its sand dunes, which rise above the blue waters of Lake Michigan. In addition to the well-known dunes, the park features many forested areas with towering pines that makes for absolutely beautiful and fantastical scenery. There are 7 trails ranging from 0.25 miles up to 2....
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  • Baraboo, Wisconsin

    Bouldering at Devil's Lake State Park in Wisconsin

    5.0
    Devil's Lake State Park in Wisconsin offers some of the craziest views in the midwest as well as an abundance of supreme bouldering sites. To start off this endeavor there is one key item: a parking sticker. You can obtain one of these by heading over to either the north shore or south shore park...
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  • Baraboo, Wisconsin

    Hike the Balanced Rock Trail at Devil's Lake

    5.0
    1 mi
    Devil's Lake is one of Wisconsin's most visited and most beautiful state parks, offering many trails, activities, gorgeous scenery and more. There are various trails to explore in the park, including the East Bluff Trail and the Potholes & CCC Trail Loop, as well as camping that's offered.The...
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  • Superior, Wisconsin

    Hike to Big and Little Manitou Falls in Pattison State Park

    4.0
    2 mi
    Pattison State Park is a Northwoods paradise. Home to Big and Little Manitou Falls, water is a main attraction here. Big Manitou Falls is across the highway from the main park (accessible by a tunnel) and is the fourth tallest waterfall east of the rocky mountains. This is a great place to start ...
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  • South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Hike the Seven Bridges Trail in Grant Park

    5.0
    2 mi
    Placed along the Lake Michigan lakeshore in Grant Park about 10 minutes south of Downtown Milwaukee, Seven Bridges Trail offers beautiful scenery that seems like something out of a fairy tail. The trail begins at the the Covered Bridge Entrance which you can access by entering off of Grant Park D...
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  • Merrimac, Wisconsin

    Hike Potholes & CCC Trail Loop

    4.3
    2 mi
    Park in the South entrance group camping lot to find the trailhead, just a few steps North of the parking lot. A few different paths you can take, but took grotto trail (.3 miles) to Potholes trail (.4miles) and looped back on the CCC trail (1 mile). Very steep climb for a decent amount of the tr...
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  • South Range, Wisconsin

    Hike the Island at Amnicon Falls State Park

    4.6
    1 mi
    Amnicon Falls State Park, as its name suggests, has a waterfall as its central feature. Amnicon is a small and developed park and the biggest attraction is the covered bridge connecting the main park to a small river island.Do the main loop trail beginning at the covered bridge. You'll be rewarde...
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