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

  • Cornucopia, Wisconsin

    Hike to Lost Creek Falls

    4.0
    2.5 mi
    The trailhead has been updated for Lost Creek Falls and can now be found on Trail Drive in Cornucopia. On this well-marked 3-mile trail, there are signs along the trail, new boardwalks, and a larger parking area. This is a very nice trail en route to beautiful falls. 
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  • Hartford, Wisconsin

    Hike to Loew Lake

    5.0
    3 mi
    Starting from county rd K you turn in on Emerald Drive . at the start of Emerald drive is an old and tiny cemetery. Travel all the way on Emerald drive until you reach a sign that says Emerald Lot which is where you park, you can go left or right along the Ice age trail that crosses all across WI...
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  • Fish Creek, Wisconsin

    Hike the Bluffs on Eagle Trail in Door County's Peninsula State Park

    5.0
    2.1 mi / 200 ft gain
    The loop begins at the parking lot of Eagle Bluff/Panorama and immediately descends 200 feet along the Green Bay coast. While paralleling the shoreline, you'll have a chance to explore caves, get your feet wet on the shores of Green Bay, and wander through white cedar forests. The hike is moderat...
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  • Adell, Wisconsin

    Visit the Parnell Observation Tower

    4.0
    0.5 mi / 200 ft gain
    Located southwest of Plymouth, WI, the Parnell Observation Tower is located just west of the intersection of Cty Road A and Cty Road U. At the trail-head, the parking lot has a restroom facility, drinking water, and a picnic area.The start of the trail has well established wooden steps along the ...
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  • Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area, Wisconsin

    Gibraltar Rock Loop

    5.0
    1.5 mi / 322 ft gain
    Starting at the trailhead at the base of the hill, follow the paved asphalt path that ascends the backside of Gibraltar Rock. While the trail is paved all the way to the top, there are sections of it that are rather rough due to tree roots tearing the pavement up. There is also a slightly longer ...
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  • Waukesha, Wisconsin

    Bike or Run the Glacial Drumlin Trail (Waukesha to Wales Segment)

    5.0
    14 mi
    Your journey begins at the Fox River Sanctuary and E.B. Shurts Environmental Education Center at 810 College Avenue in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Parking is plentiful, and you'll find restrooms and bubblers (or, water fountains to you non-natives) available seasonally. The Glacial Drumlin Trailhead is ...
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  • Hubertus, Wisconsin

    Walk the Stations of the Cross At Holy Hill

    5.0
    1.3 mi / 450 ft gain
    Holy Hill National Shrine is a landmark within the Wisconsin area, both as a tourist spot and a great location for fall colors. Located outside of Hubertus, WI, it is east of the Kettle Moraine Scene Drive and Cty Rd 167 intersection. Once arriving, there are three parking locations: the top of t...
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  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Hike the Hank Aaron and Oak Leaf Trails in Lakeshore SP

    4.3
    1.7 mi / 0 ft gain
    Lakeshore State Park is kind of considered a hidden gem. While yes, it's right along the Milwaukee lakefront, people don't realize just how nice and beautiful it is! This urban state park features two loops (the Hank Aaron and Oak Leaf) that total 1.7 miles. To access the park, you can either par...
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  • La Pointe, Wisconsin

    Camp on Madeline Island

    5.0
    The largest of Wisconsin's Apostle Islands, Madeline Island is about the size of Manhattan, but extremely sparsely populated and a great place to explore a north woods ecosystem. The best way to get to the island is by ferry from Bayfield to La Pointe. From La Pointe, it is about a ten minute dri...
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  • La Pointe, Wisconsin

    Hike Bay View Trail, Big Bay State Park

    2.6 mi
    Starting at the parking lot, you will walk into an open field with a couple picnic tables. On the right side of the field, the trail enters into a forest and walks along Lake Superior. There are several spots along the trail that you can find to cliff jump and go for a swim. The lake is so clear ...
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  • Hubertus, Wisconsin

    Scenic Tower at Holy Hill

    4.5
    1 mi / 200 ft gain
    The scenic tower at Holy Hill is one of the highest accessible peaks in the area if you do not own a drone! The views are endless! There are many glacial drumlins, bluffs, and hills everywhere that fill the eye to meet the horizon. You can park in any of the main parking lots at Holy Hill. You w...
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  • Birnamwood, Wisconsin

    Hike the Plover River Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail

    5.0
    5.7 mi / 0 ft gain
    Parking is available at the southern terminus on Sportsman Drive and at the northern terminus on County Hwy HH. There is also parking available mid-trail at the intersection of Highland Drive and State Hwy 52, and south of State Hwy 52 along Highland Drive. Hike the trail as 5.7 miles one way by ...
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  • Bayfield, Wisconsin

    Meyer's Beach Sea Cave Trail

    4.33 mi / 791 ft gain
    While many visitors view the mainland Apostle Island Caves via kayak, this trail provides an alternative view of the caves. The Meyer’s Beach Sea Cave Trail follows 2.3 miles of the Lakeshore Trail, which begins at the Meyer’s Beach parking lot near Cornucopia, Wisconsin. The first 0.7 miles of t...
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  • Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

    Hike through the Menomonee River at Lime Kiln Park

    1 mi / 0 ft gain
    Park right behind Main Street, and you can go on trails on either side of the river, or you can get your rain boots on and go through the river and see these bluffs with your own eyes up close. This is truly a hidden gem here in Menomonee Falls and you will be one of the few people that will disc...
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  • Hartford, Wisconsin

    Catch A Sunset from Powder Hill

    5.0
    2.2 mi / 1350 ft gain
    At 1350 feet, Powder Hill is the second highest point in southeastern Wisconsin. You can start the hike to Powder Hill from the Nature Trail parking lot (0.5 miles) or from the beach/picnic area parking lot (1.1 miles). There is an observation tower near the top of the peak that provides a pano...
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  • Ontario, Wisconsin

    Hike the Hemlock Trail

    4.5
    2.7 mi / 356 ft gain
    Take the unnamed road that turns off of Highway 33 (see map). At the end of this road is a parking lot and the trailhead. The trail will take you along the Kickapoo River in a 2.7 mile loop through hemlock forest. You can see exposed rock formations on this trail. 
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