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Parfrey's Glen

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Nice Waterfall when you make it to the end

A beautiful gorge with a small waterfall as a reward at the end. Parfrey’s Glen is a must see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Falls Church, VA

This place is beautiful!! It was fairly busy here when we visited on a Sunday late afternoon. We... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Ankeny, Iowa
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“short hike”(15 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful gorge with a small waterfall as a reward at the end. Parfrey’s Glen is a must see feature if you visit Baraboo or the Devil’s Lake area. The first part of the hike is a mostly easy paved path -- a veritable nature...More

Thank RussellJW
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This place is beautiful!! It was fairly busy here when we visited on a Sunday late afternoon. We did not hike all the way through to see the waterfall, but we hiked a long ways down the stream. We spent about 1.5 hours here, although...More

1  Thank Meg0208
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is definitely a must-see feature of Devil's Lake State Park with minimal time commitment. A few caveats: 1. Bring bug spray. Especially in midsummer, this place is an insect mill. 2. Arrive early to get parking. The lot is relatively small, and on the...More

2  Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The parking is just off the road - if it is full, you can either park 100 yards down, on the side of the road, or wait for someone to leave. There is about a 30-minute walk to the waterfall. The waterfall itself is small,...More

2  Thank TJCZ1
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Nice little waterfall . The parking lot is tiny and if you can not find a spot there is nowhere anywhere nearby along the road to park . Upside is it is free , the trail is very well marked and it’s clear and easy...More

Thank Trisha U
Reviewed 24 July 2018

The rock formations in Parfrey's Glen are spectacular. However, if you want to reach the falls, be prepared to do small stream crossings and some climbing over boulders. The first part of the trail is a paved path that gets you back to the canyon....More

Thank Ross M
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Great fun hiking with the family! Highly recommend doing this at the same time you do Pewit's Nest Gorge. Parfrey's Glen has some groomed trails, however further into the hike, storms from a couple years ago damaged the trail, and it "ends". We did go...More

1  Thank FrauBraun
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This is an easy stroll through the woods and then half way through becomes very difficult and challenging. You need to walk across a stream numerous times across slippery rocks and moss covered trees and maneuver around large boulders. The rock formations were very impressive...More

5  Thank Sheryl P
Reviewed 18 May 2018

This place is a little hard to find but so worth the find. Don't forget to buy a Park permit!!!!! It's by the yellow pole when you start out on the trail. There is also a bathroom facility. The hike is easy start and not...More

3  Thank JEBtravel2018
Reviewed 3 April 2018

There are basically 2 halves to this hike - the maintained trail, which is a relatively easy walk, and the part that no longer has a maintained trail due to repeated flooding. The first part is a nice walk in the woods. The second part...More

5  Thank Miyeko K
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Response from jingles5 | Reviewed this property |
No canoeing at this site. Try Devil's lake or Baraboo river sites.