If you’re looking for the best hiking trails in Wisconsin, you need to head to Devils Lake State Park near Baraboo. Devils Lake State Park, which is just minutes from our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast, is one of the most popular state parks in Wisconsin for a reason. This fall, see it for yourself when you take one of these 5 incredible hikes! After a tough day on the trails, retreat back to our luxurious bed and breakfast. This fall, enjoy the best view in the state at the Inn at Wawanissee Point. Book your room today!
Stunning Hiking Trails in Devils Lake State Park
Of all the Wisconsin State Parks to visit, Devils Lake State Park is the largest and one of the most popular. It’s located in the Baraboo Range and is an exceptionally beautiful place to visit, especially during these colorful fall months. Devils Lake State Park is home to 29+ miles of hiking trails, many of which are suitable for all levels of fitness and experience. Here are our 5 picks for the park’s best hiking trails to take this fall:
- The Balanced Rock Trail is one of the more difficult trails in the park, but the views at the end are more than worth the effort it takes to get there. Once you’ve made your way up the challenging stone steps, you’ll be rewarded with exceptional views of Devils Lake below. Don’t forget to snap a photo of the balanced rock itself!
- The Devils Doorway Rock formation is a popular viewpoint in the park and can be accessed via the Devils Doorway Trail. It’s not a very difficult hike, but the narrow rock ledges and steep drop-offs can make the journey seem treacherous.
- If we had to choose just one hiking trail in Devils Lake State Park, it would be the East Bluff Trail. This hiking trail, which is part of the National Ice Age Trail, is immensely popular. Not only do you get great views from the towering cliffs above the lakes, but the trail is also the main access point to the park’s many interesting rock formations.
- Wander through the kettle ponds and marshes on the Johnson Moraine Trail, and you’ll gain a much deeper appreciation for the area’s glacial topography. This trail is also open for skiing and snowshoeing during the winter.
- Take in the exceptional views from the top of Sauk Point Trail, where you’ll gain a true appreciation for the stunning beauty of this area of Wisconsin. This trail takes you through the Baraboo Hills between Parfrey’s Glen and the Ice Age Loop. At the peak, you’ll be 1473 feet above sea level; the perfect vantage point to enjoy a birds-eye view of the Wisconsin River below.
There are plenty of other great hiking trails to enjoy in Devils Lake State Park. Come back to our Inn time and time again, and enjoy how the sights and sounds change from season to season.
Put Your Feet up at our Romantic Bed and Breakfast
After a long day climbing over rocks and up steep trails, you’ll be ready to put your feet up and relax. There’s no better choice for lodging than the Inn at Wawanissee Point. We’re only a few minutes from Devil’s Lake State Park and we have several hiking trails on our own property for you to explore as well. Our secluded 42-acre estate sits at the top of the Baraboo Bluffs overlooking the Lake Wisconsin valley and beyond. Our Inn caters to adults only and is the perfect romantic getaway near Devils Lake State Park. Book your getaway at our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast today.