Wisconsin - Outdoor Activities

Wisconsin has approximately 743 trails, including 284 hiking trails and 116 for road biking. These trails range from 0.4 to 150 miles in length. The most popular trails are North Kettle Moraine, Sea Caves and Devil's Lake to Parfrey's Glen. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Wisconsin was Laura L. who completed Wild Goose State Trail.

  • Devil's Lake East BluffView 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 ...

  • Devil's Lake to Parfrey's GlenView 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 ...

  • Lake La GrangeView 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 ...

  • Cable ClusterView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Cable, WI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  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 the Telemark resort— ...

  • Sea CavesView 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 ...

  • John Muir TrailsView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Palmyra, WI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    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. ...

  • Elroy-Sparta State TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Elroy, WI

    •  34 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an exceptionally beautiful trail with the added interest of three railroad tunnels along the route. Five pleasant trail towns are oriented ...

  • Copper FallsView 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. ...

  • Black Hawk RidgeView 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 ...

  • Lone RockView 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 ...

  • Devil's Lake State ParkView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Baraboo, WI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • The QuarryView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Madison, WI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Quarry is, amazingly, the only sanctioned set of off-road bike trails within the Madison city limits. Madison is the classic college town ...

  • High Cliff State ParkView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Sherwood, WI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    High Cliff State Park overlooks Lake Winnebago on its northeast shoreline. High above the water, a massive memorial statue of Red Bird, chief ...

  • Escanaba LakeView 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 ...

  • Wildcat MoundView 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 ...

  • Esker TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Cable, WI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  45 to 60 minutes
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Located in the Telemark Resort, 2 miles southeast of Cable. Highlights: Super steep climbs and descents, especially at the start of the trail; ...

  • Emma Carlin TrailsView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Palmyra, WI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Emma Carlin Trails can easily be described as the little brother to the nearby John Muir trails, a little smaller and less established, and ...

  • Cam-Rock County ParkView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Rockdale, WI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Cam-Rock County Park is a small parcel of land set in forest bordering the vast fields of farmland native to southwestern Wisconsin. The park ...

  • Military Ridge State TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Verona, WI

    •  42.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Military Ridge State Trail affords beautiful views from the ridgetop, passes through interesting trail towns, and provides access to Blue ...

  • Squaw Bay Sea CavesView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Bayfield, WI

    • Sea Kayaking  
    •  Day or half-day trip
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Squaw Bay sea caves are a magic place. On our last visit we arrived at the caves just before sunset. The water was like glass, and with the ...

  • Hidden LakesView 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. ...

  • Chippewa Moraine Circle TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    New Auburn, WI

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A shorter hike through Ice Age Trail country, this loop follows the national scenic trail a short distance before following a loop through kettle ...

  • Wyalusing State ParkView 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, ...

  • Rock IslandView 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 ...

  • Parfrey's GlenView 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, ...

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