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Address: Baraboo, WI 53913
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Beautiful hike

We live about an hour from here and i had never been here until yesterday. It was well worth the trip. The hike in is very easy and you can see parts of the beautiful glen... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KEG17
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live about an hour from here and i had never been here until yesterday. It was well worth the trip. The hike in is very easy and you can see parts of the beautiful glen without having to do much climbing. If you want to go all the way back, you will have to climb rocks and get wet,... More 

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Streator, Illinois
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46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent for sure! Beautiful walk to the waterfall but can be treacherous if you don't pay attention. Past a certain point it's no longer part of the Glen and you will be in water, walking on rocks and climbing boulders to get to the last part. Wear good hiking shoes and be careful but totally worth the fun experience.

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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151 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The canyon portion is about a 15 minute walk from the parking lot down a trail. There is a spot where you will need to hop rocks over a shallow creek. After this point, you are about a minute away. If you have water shoes, or are willing to get your shoes/feet wet, you can climb further up the creek,... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Wonderful walk through the woods! Layer up just in case. Trees, ferns, flowers, dells can all be found during a short, peaceful, nearly perfect hike.

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Thank jasonjasonjasonjason
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Very nice place to escape the hot sun. You will get your shoes wet/muddy :) Beautiful photo ops though!!

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Thank butterflies1017
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Another awesome place to check out lots of climbing best to have a good sturdy shoe so much to see plan on spending a few gours there

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Thank Nancy z
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Prepare yourself, you will not believe this is so close to Madison! You start off by walking through the woods wondering what the excitement is all about. Soon, the rocks and boulders will reveal themselves. You'll hike through the ravine along the stream, climbing over boulders, until you reach the waterfall at the end. It's a brilliant and beautiful escape... More 

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Thank Jess J
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Hike up a beautiful old creekbed. View amazing layered rock walls and trees growing at weird angles, all ending at a lovely waterfall. Wear your hiki g shoes

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Thank JAMWoodWI
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Parfrey's Glen is a must-see natural area in the Devil's Lake State Park area-- it's a gorgeous, amazing walk that starts at the non-descript parking area. From there, you'll walk a paved path that leads through mixed woods along a small stream that is beautiful itself. However, once you cross the small wooden bridge along the trail, you'll soon find... More 

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mpls
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We spent a few hours and it was worth the hike, even though crossing some creeks over the rocks is involved. This is an amazing area for seeing unusual rock formations without going to Wi Dells.

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