Category: South Central WI Hiking

Baxter's Hollow Wisconsin State Natural Area log bridge

Hiking Baxter’s Hollow

Hiking Baxter's Hollow Wisconsin State Natural Area: We spent a chilly Saturday afternoon hiking Baxter's Hollow.  The hike took us just over 3 hours.  I think we may take a little longer than most when hiking because of all the stopping I do to take pictures and enjoy the scenery. We parked on the north side ...

Hiking Ableman’s Gorge

Hiking Ableman's Gorge Wisconsin State Natural Area: Hiking Ableman's Gorge was going to have to wait until after 2 pm that Sunday. My day job is spent as a bookkeeper at a grain elevator.  We are just beginning to get busy with harvest and that means working weekends.  Don't feel too bad for me, I ...

Hiking Gibraltar Rock IAT

Hiking Gibraltar Rock Segment of the Ice Age Trail: Friday afternoon when I got off work my husband and I headed to Gibraltar Rock Segment of the IAT.  We had never hiked this section of the Ice Age Trail, I had seen some beautiful photos of this area, so I was excited to get out ...

Hiking at Governor Dodge

Hiking at Governor Dodge Wisconsin State Park: The Stephens' Falls and Lost Canyon Trail. There are many hiking trails at Governor Dodge State Park (park map).  We started Sunday morning by heading down The Stephens' Falls Trail.  Then we hiked The Lost Canyon Trail. The Stephens' Falls Hike: The Stephens' Falls Trail is amazing, it ...

Hiking Devil’s Lake Wisconsin State Park

  One of my favorite places to hike is Devil's Lake Wisconsin State Park. It is very popular due to its wonderful beaches and beautiful quartzite bluffs.  There are several hiking trails to keep guests busy for an entire weekend. However, I try to steer clear of Devil's Lake during the peak tourist season because it is such ...

Hiking Wisconsin’s Natural Bridge State Park

Hiking at Wisconsin's Natural Bridge State Park in North Freedom is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.  We often travel Hwy 12 to or from Madison which passes by Hwy C, if you follow Hwy C in about 10-miles you will arrive at the Natural Bridge State Park on your right. We have been ...

Wisconsin's Parfrey's Glen waterfall

Hiking at Parfrey’s Glen Natural Area Wisconsin

When headed to Sauk County Wisconsin most people envision beautiful Devils Lake just a couple miles outside of Baraboo.  If you are familiar with the scenic bluffs and big beaches of Devils Lake, then you probably already know about the large crowds of summer. Every year thousands of people flock to the State Park for a ...