West Central WI Hiking

Hiking Rocky Arbor Wisconsin State Park

rocky arbor
Rocky Arbor:

Located just a couple of miles outside of Wisconsin Dells.  The relaxed atmosphere of the park throughout most of the year is opposite from the hustle and bustle of the downtown strip.

Rocky Arbor Map

If you are like so many other people and need some room to breath make sure to schedule a hike around the approx 1.3-mile loop.

The broken terrain and tree roots over the hard packed ground might not be suitable for wheeled strollers and alike.

However, the trail is short and the peace and quiet of this nature trail make this an excellent hike.

Rocky Arbor playground main

Children can burn off some energy on the small rock wall before heading off for a hike around the loop.

Rocky Arbor stairs main

The trail has two sets of stairs along the way.  One will take you to the top of the sandstone bluff where you will treck half of the hike.

The other stairs bring you back down to the bottom of the cliff and the trail loops back to the beginning, for a total walk of approx 1.3 miles.

Rocky Arbor Sandstone Bluff main

Over the years the sandstone bluffs have been eroded by weather leaving many impressive and unique creations.

Rocky Arbor Flora
Flora found along the trail:

Impatiens Capensin is known as Jewelweed (Pictured first) were found throughout the lower portion of the hike.

The top mushroom pictured is a Russula Emetica also know as The Sickener was seen throughout the hike.

Pictured in the bottom right corner is Omphalotus illudens is also known as Jack o’ Lantern mushrooms, these are still immature as their caps haven’t flattened out yet.

This piece of sandstone is the highlight of this trail.

Defying gravity by standing upright instead of tipping over and still capable of sustaining life and growing trees.

When in the Wisconsin Dells area this is a great State Park to stop in and visit.

For Top Hiking Locations in the Area Visit:
Hiking in Wisconsin

External Links:


Park Map

Map & Directions

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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