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Fun hike

Go early if you can. We hit the trail at 8 am and enjoyed the trail and waterfall all to ourselves... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
the72fish
,
Boardman, Ohio
via mobile
Beautiful place

The hike in is not too long. Maybe 20 minutes to the falls. Make sure to wear water shoes, or shoes... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Heidi K
,
Omro, Wisconsin
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“small waterfall” (12 reviews)
“short hike” (15 reviews)
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Baraboo, WI 53913
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Go early if you can. We hit the trail at 8 am and enjoyed the trail and waterfall all to ourselves. It was the only time in our two days here that we had a trail to ourselves. By 10 am when we returned, lots...More

Thank the72fish
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

The hike in is not too long. Maybe 20 minutes to the falls. Make sure to wear water shoes, or shoes you don't mind getting wet. Do not take small children unless you plan of carrying them over lots of rocks.

1  Thank Heidi K
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I've been coming to Baraboo for years and this is the first time I've finally gotten here (mainly because you have to get your admission sticker from Devil's Lake and if I go there I stay there) but finally I have come. Not only does...More

Thank Jamie M
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

As of July this place was closed. The area has a fabulous waterfall and you can hike up the side of the river that makes it 's way down to the falls. During the winter (after ice thick) you can walk up below the falls...More

1  Thank Jeff H
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

It is a short and easy hike that requires you to cross a small stream of water in order to totally engulf the atmosphere. It is a beautiful setting that allows you to totally appreciate nature. Must do!!!

2  Thank Amanda T
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Parfrey's Glen has long been a favorite location to visit. The hike from the parking lot is about 0.7 miles. The trail is easy to moderate until you enter the upper portion which is a narrow gorge. This upper part requires climbing around or over...More

1  Thank Mindy and Roger A
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Plan to walk in water and scramble some small and huge boulders. The gorge is beautiful and unique, the waterfall at the end is so worth climbing over the boulders and stomping through mud. Don't forget your bug spray.

Thank ChzHeadTX
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Parfrey's Glen is near Devil's Lake State Park, and provides another hiking experience to view some of Wisconsin's best nature scenery. Navigating your way across a stream, exploring some of the caves in the bluffs, and finishing it off with the waterfall make for a...More

2  Thank jennifersN9824CB
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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Was a little disappointed that I couldn't convince my traveling partner to hike back to the waterfall. However, it was really cold today and I can understand why she didn't want to get her feet and shoes wet. I did almost take off a star...More

Thank Nicole P
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

I found this while driving by & am glad I did. This is an easy to medium hike you will need to get your shoes wet/cross water & climb some rocks if you want to see the waterfall at the end. Bring extra shoes along...More

1  Thank lindabWisconsin
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Smileejag
11 June 2016|
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Response from jingles5 | Reviewed this property |
No canoeing at this site. Try Devil's lake or Baraboo river sites.
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