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Parfrey's Glen

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Address: Baraboo, WI 53913
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 22:00

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I have been here multiple times, and every time it takes my breath away. It helps to wear water shoes because the easier path may make your feet wet. With that being said, you... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

I have been here multiple times, and every time it takes my breath away. It helps to wear water shoes because the easier path may make your feet wet. With that being said, you can stay dry throughout the pathway. This is not a place for young children learning to walk. There are some rocks you need to climb. The... More 

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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We went with our 3 boys (16, 14 & 9) and we all had a blast! The hike is longer than expected so bring water! The terrain is VERY rocky and wet so wear shoes that withstand both. We all loved the challenge of hiking stone to stone over the water in many places and crafting your own way to... More 

Thank nikki d
Warrington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is a beautiful place to hike on a summer day. The wooded glen is cool and shady, the creek you follow to the waterfalls is relaxing to listen to. The rock formations along the trail are fascinating and beautiful. You get a real sense of how long it took for this glen to be formed by nature. There is... More 

Thank Connie M
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

My best advice to folks coming to Parfrey's Glen is bring proper hiking boots. It's almost impossible to complete this hike without getting wet feet. Also, the trail is a bit rough. Years ago the trail washed out and the State of Wisconsin has decided not to replace it. Parfrey's Glen is a Wisconsin gem. It is located just a... More 

Thank photoguywisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

WOW. This hike is like stepping into the world of the Hobbit or Lord of the Rings. It is very lush and green inside, with great rock formations. To really see the best parts you need to go past where it says the trail ends, and it does end, and then you have to carefully climb and maneuver over rocks... More 

Thank Designercheryl
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I can't say anything bad about Parfreys Glen. It was nice and a decent walk. However, it does not match up to other hikes I've done. If you have little kids, this could be a great spot though.

Thank Larry K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

My family began our hike on the far side of the park (from the free access area). The hike was just over two miles and it followed the Ice-Age Trail for a bit. Once we arrived at the main park entrance (after about two miles), we were pleasantly surprised by the partially paved paths. The falls aren't particularly impressive, but... More 

Thank OmarMel85
Lodi, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The wonder and beauty of glaciation! See what the glaciers (along the Ice Age Trail) have created in south-central Wisconsin. Parfrey's Glen starts out with a meadow and a trail that meanders into rock cliffs and culminates with a small waterfall at the end. A very easy hike for non-hikers, we took our parents (in their 80's). Tons of plants... More 

Thank Karen E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Easy hike. The beginning is a little boring but it gets pretty a little further in. There is a creek you cross by stepping on rocks. Look out for the Giant Hogweed plant and stay away from it. It looks like they have sprayed those that are close to the trail.

Thank 657marthat
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Everyone should take a short hike through this gorgeous and breathtaking area of the dells. The hike is very do able even for those who don't normally hike. Just be aware to bring good shoes that can walk over bumpy rocks and some small creeks. The view from the bottom of the glen shows all the beauty of the rocks... More 

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