Best Trails of Wisconsin

This list represents the most popular trails in Wisconsin. Use this list to plan your next Wisconsin outdoor trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Blackhawk Memorial Park Campground


This quiet county park on the East Branch Pecatonica River is sure to have an open campsite.…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Wisconsin"
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#2. Devil's Lake East Bluff


One of the more strenuous hikes, this trail climbs the rocky bluff to offer sweeping views of Devil’s Lake, notable rock formations, and hardwood forest. Spring-fed Devil’s Lake occupies a scenic gap…
From the guidebook "Hiking Wisconsin"
Sauk City, WI - Hiking - 4.6 miles Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Devil's Lake to Parfrey's Glen


Combing a state park trail and the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, this thru-hike starts with sweeping bluff-top views at Devil’s Lake and ends with the intimate charms of the scenic gorge of Parfrey’s…
From the guidebook "Hiking Wisconsin"
Sauk City, WI - Hiking - 8.5 miles Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#4. Sea Caves


A nearly 2.0-mile hike through the forest of the Apostle Islands National Lake- shore—partly on boardwalk and across a few intermittent streams—takes you to the spectacular mainland sea caves carved f…
From the guidebook "Hiking Wisconsin"
Bayfield, WI - Hiking - 4.8 miles Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#5. North Kettle Moraine


Of all the 60-some miles of Ice Age Trail in the Kettle Moraine State Forest, this is the trail segment with the longest continuous stretch of woods.The woodland ambiance along this hike is a pleasure…
From the guidebook "Hiking Wisconsin"
Dundee, WI - Hiking - 10.3 miles Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#6. Bear Lake Campground


Walk-in campsites add even more lakeside overnighting options here.…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Wisconsin"
Lakewood, WI - Campgrounds Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#7. Black Hawk Ridge


In July 1832, Fox and Sac warriors led by Chief Black Hawk ambushed pursuing soldiers on the north end of this state property. That well-executed maneuver gave 1,200 starving Fox and Sac children, wom…
From the guidebook "Hiking Wisconsin"
Madison, WI - Hiking - 8.3 miles Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#8. John Muir Trails


The John Muir Trails, nestled in the heart of the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, are the gem of Wisconsin mountain bike trails. They are the best kept, most extensively ridden, and…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Wisconsin"
Palmyra, WI - Mountain Biking - 10 miles Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#9. Lake La Grange


Check out an historic pioneer cabin and the remains of a lime kiln before following the southern half of the Blackhawk Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. This quiet footpath skirts some wet…
From the guidebook "Hiking Wisconsin"
Palmyra, WI - Hiking - 9 miles Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#10. Ledge County Park Campground


Camp under the tall oaks and maples at this campground that overlooks wildlife-rich Horicon Marsh.…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Wisconsin"
Horicon, WI - Campgrounds Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#11. Elroy-Sparta State Trail


This is an exceptionally beautiful trail with the added interest of three railroad tunnels along the route. Five pleasant trail towns are oriented toward “trail tourism” and cater to all types of user…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Wisconsin"
Elroy, WI - Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Walking - 34 miles Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#12. High Cliff State Park


High Cliff State Park overlooks Lake Winnebago on its northeast shoreline. High above the water, a massive memorial statue of Red Bird, chief of the Winnebagos, stands guard over the lake. This is one…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Wisconsin"
Sherwood, WI - Mountain Biking - 3 miles Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#13. Lone Rock


Approach an isolated sandstone bluff through a secluded State Natural Area and climb to the top for some long views to the horizon. Lone Rock is an outing with a story line you will like. The walk in,…
From the guidebook "Hiking Wisconsin"
Adams, WI - Hiking - 6.2 miles Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#14. Copper Falls


One of northern Wisconsin’s most beautiful state parks, Copper Falls has two impressive waterfalls where the Bad River meets Tyler Forks River. The North Country Trail passes through the park, and an…
From the guidebook "Hiking Wisconsin"
Mellen, WI - Hiking - 1.8 miles Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#15. The Quarry


The Quarry is, amazingly, the only sanctioned set of off-road bike trails within the Madison city limits. Madison is the classic college town with a massive campus and student body at the center and a…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Wisconsin"
Madison, WI - Mountain Biking - 3 miles Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#16. Cable Cluster


The Cable Cluster is located at the heart of the CAMBA system. The name Cable is synonymous with great mountain biking, and the Telemark resort— which serves as one of the two trailheads for this clus…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Wisconsin"
Cable, WI - Mountain Biking - 47 miles Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#17. Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive: Kettle Moraine State Forest


This 115-mile drive follows the Kettle Moraine, a long ridge of forested hills that mark where two great arms of the last glacier butted up against each other. The route follows the Kettle Moraine Sce…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Wisconsin"
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#18. Devil's Lake State Park


Mountain biking at Devil’s Lake State Park takes place high on the East Bluff of this ancient glacial canyon. The park is famous for its glacial remains including stunning examples of erratics in the…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Wisconsin"
Baraboo, WI - Mountain Biking - 6 miles Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#19. Wildcat Mountain State Park Campground


Wildcat Mountain is an active camper’s destination.…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Wisconsin"
Ontario, WI - Campgrounds Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#20. Buckhorn State Park Campground


Most of the camps here are lakeside walk-in sites!…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Wisconsin"
Necedah, WI - Campgrounds Best Trail in wi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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