Dells of the Eau Claire River / Bluff Trails

Hogarty, Wisconsin

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
One of the most photographed small parks in Wisconsin, the Dells of the Eau Claire has the always fascinating combination of swift water tumbling over jumbled rock into a sheer-walled gorge. It is an incredibly scenic place in any season. In winter, the waterfall flows silently inside an encasement of ice. Mounds of snow round the rough contours of massive, angular volcanic rock, and only occasional swirling open pools show that the river still flows. You have a good chance of having all this beauty to yourself in winter. Traveling clockwise on the two-way trails, you first cross a foot-bridge over a small dam for a fine view of the frozen rapids downstream. Turning west, the trail winds through thick riverside hemlocks. Surface quality: Ungroomed, snowshoer and hiker packed. Fees: yes.
Winter Trails: Wisconsin

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Winter Trails: Wisconsin

by Phil Van Valkenberg (The Globe Pequot Press)

One of the most photographed small parks in Wisconsin, the Dells of the Eau Claire has the always fascinating combination of swift water tumbling over jumbled rock into a sheer-walled gorge. It is an incredibly scenic place in any season.

In winter, the waterfall flows silently inside an encasement of ice. Mounds of snow round the rough contours of massive, angular volcanic rock, and only occasional swirling open pools show that the river still flows. You have a good chance of having all this beauty to yourself in winter. Traveling clockwise on the two-way trails, you first cross a foot-bridge over a small dam for a fine view of the frozen rapids downstream. Turning west, the trail winds through thick riverside hemlocks. Surface quality: Ungroomed, snowshoer and hiker packed. Fees: yes.

©  Phil Van Valkenberg/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Hogarty
Distance: 1.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: Day use
Trailhead Elevation: 1,360 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Marathon County Park Department
Driving Directions: Directions to Dells of the Eau Claire River / Bluff Trails

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.

Activity Feed

Apr 2018