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Upper Part of Trail Strenuous & Hazardous

Parfrey's Glen has long been a favorite location to visit. The hike from the parking lot is about... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Mindy and Roger A
Janesville, Wisconsin
Adventurous hike that leads to unique beauty

Plan to walk in water and scramble some small and huge boulders. The gorge is beautiful and unique... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Parfrey's Glen has long been a favorite location to visit. The hike from the parking lot is about 0.7 miles. The trail is easy to moderate until you enter the upper portion which is a narrow gorge. This upper part requires climbing around or over...More

1  Thank Mindy and Roger A
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Plan to walk in water and scramble some small and huge boulders. The gorge is beautiful and unique, the waterfall at the end is so worth climbing over the boulders and stomping through mud. Don't forget your bug spray.

Thank ChzHeadTX
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Parfrey's Glen is near Devil's Lake State Park, and provides another hiking experience to view some of Wisconsin's best nature scenery. Navigating your way across a stream, exploring some of the caves in the bluffs, and finishing it off with the waterfall make for a...More

2  Thank jennifersN9824CB
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Was a little disappointed that I couldn't convince my traveling partner to hike back to the waterfall. However, it was really cold today and I can understand why she didn't want to get her feet and shoes wet. I did almost take off a star...More

Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I found this while driving by & am glad I did. This is an easy to medium hike you will need to get your shoes wet/cross water & climb some rocks if you want to see the waterfall at the end. Bring extra shoes along...More

1  Thank lindabWisconsin
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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...More

2  Thank KEG17
Reviewed 2 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank TheHolmesFamily
Reviewed 28 March 2017

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,...More

2  Thank Daryl F
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.

Thank jasonjasonjasonjason
Reviewed 9 February 2017

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

Thank butterflies1017
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12 June 2016|
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Response from jingles5 | Reviewed this property |
No canoeing at this site. Try Devil's lake or Baraboo river sites.