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The Best Rock Climbing in Wisconsin

Looking for the best rock climbing 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 rock climbing spots in and near Wisconsin

  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Baraboo, Wisconsin

    Devil's Lake via West Bluff Trail

    4.68 mi / 994 ft gain
    Devil's Lake via West Bluff Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Baraboo, Wisconsin.
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  • Baraboo, Wisconsin

    West Bluff Trail to Balance Rock to East Bluff Woods Trail Loop

    5.14 mi / 1030 ft gain
    West Bluff Trail to Balance Rock to East Bluff Woods Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Baraboo, Wisconsin.
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  • Dresser, Wisconsin

    Glacial Pothole and Ice Age Trail

    1.85 mi / 614 ft gain
    Glacial Pothole and Ice Age Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Dresser, Wisconsin.
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  • Hudson, Wisconsin

    Willow Falls and Nelson Farm Trail Loop

    5.92 mi / 463 ft gain
    Willow Falls and Nelson Farm Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Hudson, Wisconsin.
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  • Baraboo, Wisconsin

    Balanced Rock Trail

    0.75 mi / 433 ft gain
    Balanced Rock Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Baraboo, Wisconsin.
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