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.

  • #1 Blackhawk Memorial Park Campground

    1 Reviews

    Woodford, WI

    This quiet county park on the East Branch Pecatonica River is sure to have an open campsite.
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    This quiet county park on the East Branch Pecatonica River is sure to have an open campsite.

  • #2 Devil's Lake East Bluff

    7 Reviews

    Sauk City, WI

    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 ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    One of the more strenuous hikes, this trail climbs the rocky bluff to offer sweeping views of Devil’s Lake, notable rock ...

  • #3 Devil's Lake to Parfrey's Glen

    7 Reviews

    Sauk City, WI

    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 ...
    •  4 hours
    •  8.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Combing a state park trail and the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, this thru-hike starts with sweeping bluff-top views at ...

  • #4 Sea Caves

    5 Reviews

    Bayfield, WI

    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 ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4.8 miles
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    A nearly 2.0-mile hike through the forest of the Apostle Islands National Lake- shore—partly on boardwalk and across a few ...

  • #5 North Kettle Moraine

    1 Reviews

    Dundee, WI

    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 ...
    •  4.5
    •  10.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Of all the 60-some miles of Ice Age Trail in the Kettle Moraine State Forest, this is the trail segment with the longest ...

  • #6 Bear Lake Campground

    2 Reviews

    Lakewood, WI

    Walk-in campsites add even more lakeside overnighting options here.
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    Walk-in campsites add even more lakeside overnighting options here.

  • #7 Black Hawk Ridge

    4 Reviews

    Madison, WI

    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, ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  8.3 miles
    •  Guide

    In July 1832, Fox and Sac warriors led by Chief Black Hawk ambushed pursuing soldiers on the north end of this state property. ...

  • #8 John Muir Trails

    4 Reviews

    Palmyra, WI

    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, ...
    •  10 miles
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    The John Muir Trails, nestled in the heart of the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, are the gem of Wisconsin ...

  • #9 Ledge County Park Campground

    3 Reviews

    Horicon, WI

    Camp under the tall oaks and maples at this campground that overlooks wildlife-rich Horicon Marsh.
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    Camp under the tall oaks and maples at this campground that overlooks wildlife-rich Horicon Marsh.

  • #10 Lake La Grange

    6 Reviews

    Palmyra, WI

    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 ...
    •  4 hours
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Check out an historic pioneer cabin and the remains of a lime kiln before following the southern half of the Blackhawk Segment ...

  • #11 Elroy-Sparta State Trail

    5 Reviews

    Elroy, WI

    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 ...
    •  34 miles
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    This is an exceptionally beautiful trail with the added interest of three railroad tunnels along the route. Five pleasant ...

  • #12 High Cliff State Park

    3 Reviews

    Sherwood, WI

    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 ...
    •  3 miles
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    High Cliff State Park overlooks Lake Winnebago on its northeast shoreline. High above the water, a massive memorial statue ...

  • #13 Devil's Lake State Park

    4 Reviews

    Baraboo, WI

    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 ...
    •  6 miles
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    Mountain biking at Devil’s Lake State Park takes place high on the East Bluff of this ancient glacial canyon. The park is ...

  • #14 Lone Rock

    4 Reviews

    Adams, WI

    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 ...
    •  3 hours
    •  6.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Approach an isolated sandstone bluff through a secluded State Natural Area and climb to the top for some long views to the ...

  • #15 Copper Falls

    4 Reviews

    Mellen, WI

    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, ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    One of northern Wisconsin’s most beautiful state parks, Copper Falls has two impressive waterfalls where the Bad River meets ...

  • #16 Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive: Kettle Moraine State Forest

    0 Reviews

    Slinger, WI

    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 ...
    •  115 miles
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    This 115-mile drive follows the Kettle Moraine, a long ridge of forested hills that mark where two great arms of the last ...

  • #17 The Quarry

    3 Reviews

    Madison, WI

    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 ...
    •  3 miles
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    The Quarry is, amazingly, the only sanctioned set of off-road bike trails within the Madison city limits. Madison is the ...

  • #18 Cable Cluster

    5 Reviews

    Cable, WI

    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 ...
    •  47 miles
    •  Guide

    The Cable Cluster is located at the heart of the CAMBA system. The name Cable is synonymous with great mountain biking, and ...

  • #19 Wildcat Mountain State Park Campground

    1 Reviews

    Ontario, WI

    Wildcat Mountain is an active camper’s destination.
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    Wildcat Mountain is an active camper’s destination.

  • #20 Buckhorn State Park Campground

    0 Reviews

    Necedah, WI

    Most of the camps here are lakeside walk-in sites!
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    Most of the camps here are lakeside walk-in sites!