Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve Trails

Port Washington, Wisconsin 53074

Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve Trails

Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve Trails Professional Review and Guide

"This 73-acre park is named for a scenic gorge accessible by a bridge and stairs, but the Lake Michigan bluff views and beach access are worthy reasons to visit as well. And if that isn’t enough, the hike ends on a boardwalk along the edge of a US Fish and Wildlife Service wetlands. The park is very popular for walking dogs as well as some great bird watching.

For such a small park, this one packs a lot of beauty. The scenic overlooks of Lake Michigan are just for starters. Add beach access, wildflowers, nice forest walks, a gorge carved into the rock, a small stream, and a boardwalk along a notable wetlands. Start down the trail from the parking lot and at the first juncture, take the short spur trail to the right. The first thing you come to is the wide view of the mighty Lake Michigan. Enjoy the view, then retrace the few steps back to the main trail and head north with the lake on your right."

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Trail Information

Port Washington
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.2
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Dogs allowed
Season
Ozaukee County Parks, 121 W. Main St., P.O. Box 994, Port Washington, WI 53074; (262) 284-9411; www.co.ozaukee.wi.us
Local Contacts
USGS Cedarburg; at trail kiosk and on website
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Nov 2018