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Parfrey's Glen

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A wonderful place to take your family for hiking and photos! I believe it’s Wisconsins first... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jefferson, Wisconsin
Been going to this park for 50 years! Beautiful as ever :)

Such a beautiful place to visit. The paths can be challenging to those with bad knees, but if you... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Beth D
Portage, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to take your family for hiking and photos! I believe it’s Wisconsins first natural area. We try to get here at least once a year!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank debm223
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Such a beautiful place to visit. The paths can be challenging to those with bad knees, but if you take your time and bring a cane or walking stick you can make it. Yes, it's a walk to the very end where you can sit...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Beth D
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Nice walk leads to some history of tribes who lived many years ago. Wives decided not to go and after we showed them pictures they wished they would of.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank J Warren R
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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  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

Date of experience: August 2018
3  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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank trishaulap
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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank rtmori
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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank FrauBraun
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12 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.