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Address: Baraboo, WI
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This trail is located in the Baraboo Hills.

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It's tough!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
Jackie L
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 this park!

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Thank Jackie L
Woodstock, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 members that crawled up it on hands and feet because it scared them. Careful Please... More 

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Thank Jamie M
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. The trail is narrow so it's nice to be considerate of others, there are plenty... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Take lots of water and a snack. The "trail" is rocks that are very steep. Take your time and stop along the way to enjoy the views. Be careful you don't miss Balanced Rock, because it's easy to do. I had to turn around and go back a ways. Keep going to Devil's Doorway, awesome rock formations. The worse part... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This trail allows you to see balanced rock and the much more interesting formation "the devil's doorway". Also you will get to see a great view of Devils Lake. This trail is probably the MOST DIFFICULT trail at Devil's Lake. There is "lots of up'. Often you are walking on steps with steep drop-offs on both sides. When these "steps... More 

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Thank photoguywisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Very difficult trail. Lots of climbing. It is like climbing stairs. There are some very nice views along the way. Make sure you wear good shoes.

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Niles, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Don't let this short trail fool you...its not an easy hike. When you get to the top though its an awesome view of Devils lake and the surrounding Baraboo Bluffs.

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Thank maryjoanfive
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

First, I'd like to say the trail itself was a bit challenging and well worth it if your intentions are to hike and you can careless about the attraction ('balanced rock'). Don't under estimate the .04miles it claims to be. It took us 45mins to climb it (with frequent slow downs for hikers to pass through since the path is... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

My 13 year old son and I took this hike on a day off from the waterparks. It was a whole different kind of fun! Balanced Rock was just ok but the Devil's Doorway was truly a wonder.

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Thank Shawn B
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This trail in Devil's Lake State Park is one of the nicer short hikes anywhere! Although the first part of the trail, hiking up the talus slope, is a bit challenging, the rewards upon reaching the top are more than worth the effort! Fabulous views out over the lake and the rock formations are awesome! Besides Balanced Rock, don't miss... More 

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