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A great leg workout

The trail is rather challenging since you mainly are walking on rocks on the way up. We missed the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sara N
Challenging but Fun!

My parents took us to Devil's Lake quite often in the 1960s and I have been there many times since... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This trail is located in the Baraboo Hills.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The trail is rather challenging since you mainly are walking on rocks on the way up. We missed the actual balanced rock on the way up, but made sure to keep an eye out for it on the way down. It's off to the side...More

Thank Sara N
Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents took us to Devil's Lake quite often in the 1960s and I have been there many times since then. Yesterday my husband & I took 5 great nieces and nephews there for their first experience of Devil's Lake. The kids were THRILLED with...More

Thank Wisconsin_Hiker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a short trail that begins near the picnic area on the southeast side of Devil's Lake. The trail starts off flat, crosses a train track and then ascends for a short distance up a well-worn path across a talus slope. The views of...More

Thank maloney1969
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

This is a REALLY neat little hike to enjoy. I climbed the East Bluff Trail on a beautiful early May day from the parking lot after the railroad tracks near the park headquarters. En route, I especially wanted to see Balanced Rock and Devil's Window....More

1  Thank Tigerman777
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

This trail was the most difficult one I've ever been on. If the two formations, Devil's doorway is definitely cooler. I am happy to say I was able to do this trail once, but not sure I could ever get my girlfriend to go back...More

1  Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our family loves this (mostly vertical) hike. You will get winded. Stop and take in the view, as it's amazing! I have seen eagles fly overhead while on this trail. The actual "balanced rock" is NOT located at the top of this trail; you can...More

1  Thank Lisa R W
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This trail goes up for what seemed like forever. You hike up a rock "staircase" on the side of the cliff to unbelievable views. The balanced rock is worth the climb. I took my dog and he did quite well

Thank yogidog35943
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Tough trail to get here but worth it-- about 1/2 mile straight up over huge rocks on a sort-of stepped trail. The view is amazing. I don't like heights but somehow I push myself to do this thing at least once a year. I love...More

1  Thank Jackie L
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I look forward to this hike every time I go to Devil's Lake. I have a tiny issue with heights so I always hike up the trail rather than coming down it. If you don't like heights, stay away from this one. I have family...More

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Like others have said, this trail is mostly steep, narrow rock steps. Definitely challenging, but manageable even for beginner hikers, and the views and the scenery are amazing. Some of the rocks are a bit slippery so just be careful going both up and down....More

Thank MandaLeighMcG
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