West Central WI Hiking

Hiking at Mill Bluff

Mill Bluff
Hiking at Mill Bluff:

I have been hiking at Mill Bluff Wisconsin State Park numerous times.  I grew up and have lived close by most of my life, except for a few years here and there.

My childhood and adolescents weren’t the best time of my life.  When I look back at my youth, most of my happy memories involve being outdoors.

Mill Bluff

Everyone has a different idea of what hiking is:

For me, it means getting outside, the more secluded, the better.  I want quiet and seek to find peace in the beauty of nature.  I don’t have to be alone for the solitude I am looking for, mostly it is mental solitude I need.

This time spent outdoors helps to re-balance my emotions.  Having my family or a friend on the trail with me is my happy place.  I don’t want a lot of people, I am uncomfortable in a crowd, thus defeating the purpose of hiking.

stone stairs

Hiking up Mill Bluff is a lot of stairs:

Saturday was overcast and sprinkling on and off all day.  What better time to go for a hike?  As long as I prepare for inclement weather, I enjoy it. On a rainy day, there are fewer people on the trails and the hikers that we do pass feel like kindred spirits.

view from the top of bluff

This Saturday I arrived at Mill Bluff ready to appreciate it for something more than the park that I spent many of my childhood summers.

Mill Bluff Wisconsin State Park Camel Bluffs

There is one platform at the top of the bluff for viewing.

top of bluff trail

Did I mention you go up a lot of stairs to get to the top of Mill Bluff?  Once on top, there isn’t a lot to do. You can hike from one end of the bluff to the other.  That will take about 10 minutes if you stop to take pictures.

view from top of mill bluff at water

I would recommend hiking up Mill Bluff to anyone in the area.  Or if you are passing through, it is a nice place to stop and stretch your legs.  I would not drive out of my way or more than a half an hour for this hike.


 External Links:

DNR

Park Map

Map & Directions to State Park


When spending time outdoors always be respectful of nature, use common sense and please follow any posted rules.

Always give more than you take and leave no trace. 


Thank you for reading!  Have a great day!!

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