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

  • Stockholm, Wisconsin

    Hike to the Top of Maiden Rock Bluff

    5.0
    1 mi / 400 ft gain
    It's easy to spot Maiden Rock Bluff as you drive along Highway 35: the 400-foot-tall limestone cliff extends for nearly a mile. Getting to the top is also easy. Begin by turning onto County Road E - a twisting, narrow road that leads straight up. Once you're at the top, keep an eye out for Long L...
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  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Explore the Abandoned Solvay Coke & Gas Complex

    2.0
    1 mi
    To access the complex, head south from downtown Milwaukee along 1st St. Once you reach Greenfield Ave., turn left heading East. You'll pass under a concrete train bridge before seeing an open field on your right. Park your car along the street and head south past the crumbled brick of another for...
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  • Saxon, Wisconsin

    Lower Potato Falls

    3.6
    0.48 mi / 207 ft gain
    Coming into the park off Hwy 169 in Gurney, WI, you will turn West onto Falls Rd. It is a gravel road that ends at a circular parking lot, complete with a pit toilet, picnic area, viewing areas, and trailheads. Starting at the trailhead labeled "Lower Potato Falls", you will descend a couple hun...
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  • Mellen, Wisconsin

    Copper Falls

    4.6
    1.74 mi / 157 ft gain
    Coming into the park on Hwy 169, you will turn west/northwest into the park entrance. After passing the Ranger's Station you will follow the road (passing camp areas and showers along the way) all the way to the main parking lot near a concessions building. *The handicap parking lot is a little f...
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  • Delafield, Wisconsin

    Hike the Kettle View Trail at Lapham Peak

    5.0
    5.8 mi
    Head 30 minutes west from Milwaukee along I-94 and you'll find yourself in the quaint town of Delafield, WI. Head south down Genesee St. for a half mile and you'll see the entrance to Lapham Peak, part of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Once there, you can head up the winding road to the parking...
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  • Baraboo, Wisconsin

    Camp at Devils Lake State Park

    3.0
    Devil's Lake State Park has 29 miles of trail that vary in difficulty. The most popular trails are the East and West Bluff trails that circle Devil's Lake and offer some of the best views in the park. If you want a more relaxing day, head to the beach! It's a family-friendly spot that is the perf...
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  • Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin

    Explore Cana Island Lighthouse

    4.0
    1 mi
    You will arrive at a parking lot that is on the mainland. Once parked, you will need to walk across the land bridge to Cana Island where you will come to a small building to pay an admission fee. Hours and Fees are below.Once on the island, you can walk around and explore the light keeper's house...
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  • Marengo, Wisconsin

    Hike to Morgan Falls

    1.2 mi
    It's a easy hike to the waterfall being only 1.2 mile round trip, but traveling to the waterfall might take time as it's fairly remote. There is a $5 daily park fee.Directions can be complicated depending on which direction you are coming from, so I highly recommend entering it into your google m...
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  • Baraboo, Wisconsin

    Hike the Perimeter of Devil's Lake

    5.0
    5 mi / 500 ft gain
    Devil's Lake State Park has over 22 miles of trails for all hiking skill levels. To hike the perimeter of the lake, Begin with West Bluff Trail, hook into Balanced Rock Trail, and finish with East Bluff Trail. The bluffs surrounding the lakes reach elevations up to 500 feet. West Bluff Trail is a...
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  • Cross Plains, Wisconsin

    Hike through Indian Lake Park

    4.0
    4.7 mi / 324 ft gain
    442 acre park just outside of Madison is a perfect spot to escape for awhile. About a 20 minute drive from Madison makes it easily accessible even on a tight schedule. It provides a great place for lots of outdoor activities, year round.I love this place enough that I have been there many times a...
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  • Horicon, Wisconsin

    Hike through the Wetlands of the Horicon Marsh

    4.5
    5.25 mi
    Horicon Marsh is located about an hour north of Milwaukee. The wildlife refuge features several trails ranging from a quarter mile up to nearly 3 miles long. Terrain can vary slightly, but most of the land, especially around the wetlands, is flat. The marsh features an abundance of wildlife. Hund...
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  • Port Wing, Wisconsin

    Explore Twin Falls, WI

    3.0
    0.5 mi
    It’s located on Highway 13 on the outskirts of Port Wing, WI. If you are coming from the west, you’ll see a sign on your right for the park. This will be before you get to the town of Port Wing.  If you are coming from the East on Highway 13, you will pass through the town and it’s shortly after ...
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  • La Pointe, Wisconsin

    Hike the Point Trail at Big Bay State Park

    1.7 mi
    Located at the tip of Wisconsin on Madeline Island, Big Bay State Park is a must see for any Wisconsinite. To get to Madeline Island, you'll need to purchase a round trip ferry ride in Bayfield. The ferry is a quick 20 minute trip across Lake Superior. Once you get onto Madeline Island, head out ...
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  • Kewaskum, Wisconsin

    Backpack the Milwaukee River and Butler Lake Segments of the Ice Age Trail

    16.8 mi
    The Milwaukee River Trailhead for the Ice Age Trail (IAT) is located on WI-28, east of the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive. Before the hike, make sure to pack water, or hike off-trail to the New Fane trailhead (1.1 mile round trip, we got caught doing this) for an early water source on the trail. The...
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  • Stevens Point, Wisconsin

    Hike to Moses Creek in Schmeeckle Reserve

    5.0
    2 mi
    280-acre Schmeeckle Reserve is maintained by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources. Everything about it is in pristine condition. You will almost certainly encounter wildlife, and sometimes the wildlife is quite curious. I have had deer walk within five feet of me...
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  • Black River Falls, Wisconsin

    Castle Mound Lookout at Black River State Forest

    5.0
    1.99 mi / 200 ft gain
    This trail is found at the Castle Mounds Campground within the Black River State Forest. Black River State Forest is huge so follow these instructions to get to the correct campgrounds: From I-94, take Black River Falls Exit 116, travel west on Hwy 54 into Black River Falls. Drive to the third s...
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