West Central WI Hiking

Hiking The Chapel Gorge Trail

Chapel Gorge
Chapel Gorge:

Hiking the Chapel Gorge Trail at the Dells of the Wisconsin River State Natural Area was terrific.

The fall foliage was in full to late bloom.  The trees have shed many but not all of their leaves — the ground is littered with beautiful shades of yellows, oranges, and browns.

Hiking Chapel Gorge Wisconsin Dells

It’s crazy the places that I didn’t know existed, in my backyard.  I have always considered myself an “outdoor person,” but I never realized the full extent of what Wisconsin had to offer.

chapel gorge trail

The Chapel Gorge Trail is well maintained.  The trail winds through the woods with changing scenery throughout the hike.  There are some slight inclines and declines but nothing too challenging.

While hiking the Chapel Gorge Trail, I was constantly scanning my surroundings because of the beauty.  The entire hike was about 3 1/2 miles for us, but we did some extra exploring along the way.

Just when I thought this hike couldn’t get any better……

We came to the stairs:

At the bottom of the stairs is a beautiful little beach, that we had all to ourselves, thanks to the overcast and drizzling weather.

Fall is such a great time of year for hiking.

Although this was My first time hiking the Chapel Gorge, it won’t be my last.

Since the inception of this blog, only three a months ago, I have taken over ten hikes.  It has given me a reason to get out and explore more, and I am so happy that I have something to do with all the pictures I enjoy taking.

This blog has given me a creative outlet and a way to connect with other outdoor enthusiasts.


External Links:

DNR – Dells Of The Wisconsin River Natural Area

Map & Directions to Natural Area

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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