Distance

1.4 Miles

Elevation Gain

200 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Dan Barr

Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic

Rising over 200 ft above the Wisconsin River and the surrounding valley, Gibraltar Rock is a tucked away overlook in the Devil's Lake region and definitely worth a hour of your time.

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 dirt trail that winds up the hill, as part of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. 

Once at the top, enjoy the views and walk along the short loop trail that rings the top of the hill for panoramic views of the Wisconsin River and the Baraboo Range, which is home to Devil's Lake State Park. 

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Breath taking

Stunning views; peaceful hike. Will definitely go back!

Distance

1.4 Miles

Elevation Gain

200 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Dan Barr

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