Best Hiking in Wisconsin

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

  • #1 Devil's Lake East Bluff View Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Sauk City, WI

    • Hiking 
    •  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 formations, and hardwood ...

  • #2 Devil's Lake to Parfrey's Glen View Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Sauk City, WI

    • Hiking 
    •  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 Devil’s Lake and ends ...

  • #3 Sea Caves View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Bayfield, WI

    • Hiking 
    •  2 hours
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #4 North Kettle Moraine View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Dundee, WI

    • Hiking 
    •  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 continuous stretch of ...

  • #5 Black Hawk Ridge View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Madison, WI

    • Hiking 
    •  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. That well-executed ...

  • #6 Lake La Grange View Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Palmyra, WI

    • Hiking 
    •  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 of the Ice Age ...

  • #7 Lone Rock View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Adams, WI

    • Hiking 
    •  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 horizon. Lone Rock ...

  • #8 Copper Falls View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Mellen, WI

    • Hiking 
    •  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 Tyler Forks River. ...

  • #9 Hidden Lakes View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Eagle River, WI

    • Hiking 
    •  6 hours
    •  13.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This fantastic trek through the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest passes ten lakes on its enormous loop, most of them only reachable by hikers. ...

  • #10 Bristol Woods Hike View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Bristol, WI

    • Hiking 
    •  1 hour
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    At Bristol Woods, hikers will enjoy the pleasantly rolling terrain covered in bottomland forest and oak woodland. Tree connoisseurs will enjoy ...

  • #11 Wildcat Mound View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Millston, WI

    • Hiking 
    •  5 hours
    •  13.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Enjoy a scenic ridge walk through the home turf of an active wolf pack and reintroduced elk herd, followed by a dry crossing of a wildlife-rich ...

  • #12 Rock Island View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Gills Rock, WI

    • Hiking 
    •  2.5 hours
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Two ferry trips are required to reach this vehicle-free island state park. A mostly wooded trail circles the entire island and shows views of ...

  • #13 Geneva Lake: North Shore Hike View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Lake Geneva, WI

    • Hiking 
    •  3–4 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    It’s easy to see why so many wealthy Chicagoans built their opulent mansions on the shore of Geneva Lake (the lake is called Geneva Lake; the ...

  • #14 Parfrey's Glen View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Merrimac, WI

    • Hiking 
    •  30 minutes
    •  1.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a local favorite for a quick stroll through a natural beauty, Parfrey’s Glen.This hike may be short, but the charming sandstone glen, ...

  • #15 Escanaba Lake View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Minocqua, WI

    • Hiking 
    •  3 hours
    •  7.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Popular with skiers in winter, this color-coded trail system of embedded loops takes you past five lakes tucked in the Northern Highlands American ...

  • #16 Wyalusing State Park View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Prairie du Chien, WI

    • Hiking 
    •  3 hours
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The views of the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers from the tops of the blu s in this state park are unmatched. But this loop, ...

  • #17 Glacial Potholes View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Saint Croix Falls, WI

    • Hiking 
    •  4 hours
    •  8.9 miles
    •  Guide

    The western terminus of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail appropriately lies within this state park where you can look out over the St. Croix ...

  • #18 Timm's Hill View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Rib Lake, WI

    • Hiking 
    •  3 hours
    •  5.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This northern portion of this national trail enters a county park to climb Wisconsin’s highest natural point. An observation tower there grants ...

  • #19 Marengo River / Porcupine Lake View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Mellen, WI

    •  11 hours or overnight
    •  22.6 miles
    •  Guide

    If you are looking for a long hike in the wilderness, this segment of the North Country Trail passes through the Chequamegon National Forest, ...

  • #20 Long Slide Falls View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Pembine, WI

    • Hiking 
    •  Day hike
    •  0.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A short walk to a waterfall with a 50-foot drop. Long Slide Falls is a short walk for a large payoff, a 50-foot-high, multi-tiered drop in a ...