Hike the Lion's Den Gorge Loop

Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve - Search Nearby - Added by Jon Mattrisch

Stunning views of Lake Michigan. Five story bluffs. Beautiful nature scenes. Dozens of acres of trails and exploration. All just 30 minutes north of downtown Milwaukee, WI. If you're looking to capture some beautiful pictures of Wisconsin, or just want to hike along the shores of Lake Michigan, Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve is where you need to be.

Lion's Den Gorge is a gorgeous nature preserve featuring a variety of unique nature scenes. The park includes massive bluffs, sand dunes, forests, creeks and bridges, hiking trails and stunning vistas of the Lake Michigan shoreline. The preserve is 72 acres and is located in the town of Grafton, just north of Milwaukee. You won't need a vehicle pass or any paid admission to visit the preserve.

Distance

1.8 Miles RT

Type

Loop

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers

Nearby Lodging

Milton KOA

Edgerton, Wisconsin

Madison KOA

Vienna, Wisconsin

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Gorgeous icy winter hike

beautiful views. we went after several snowstorms/melting/refreezing and the trails were covered in ice so it was a bit slippery but well worth it for the scenery.

Hidden Gem near Milwaukee

What a great place to go and explore Lake Michigan. These views are uncompromised in the area!

Absolutely beautiful!

Easy trails with scenic views and a few hidden spots off the beaten path. A perfect little afternoon adventure.

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