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Hike the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area

2 Miles Total - 200 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by Andy Merkel

One of Wisconsin's best kept secrets in the middle of the state. Drive 1 hour north of Madison to view these bluffs!

Gibraltar rock is approximately 1,200 feet above sea level, and has 200 ft. cliffs overlooking the Wisconsin River valley. This is a challenging hike uphill as you have to start at the parking lot from the bottom. The views are 100% worth it once you reach the top. Once you get up to the top, there are a few trails you can take along the bluffs that will ensure you get a great spot for sunset.

You will find many people picnicking, resting in hammocks, and taking in the sunset up here. Bring your camera, bring a snack, and enjoy the views! 

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Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area


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