Parfrey's Glen Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"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, gurgling brook, small waterfall, and unusual species of plants are cause for lingering.
Parfrey’s Glen, a picturesque, a quarter-mile-long sandstone gorge, cuts through the Baraboo Hills’ south slope 5.0 miles east of Devil’s Lake. Robert Parfrey, the site’s namesake, operated a grain mill near the mouth of the narrow canyon in the 1870s. Today the glen has state scientific area status to protect its rare plants. The glen is a moist, shaded environment, harboring plants such as white pine, yellow birch, and mountain maple that are more typical of northern Wisconsin."