Written by: Tiffany Yapp
As a true Wisconsinite, I’ve been all over the state and enjoyed so many of the great activities this state has to offer. One of those activities is hiking.
Below is my list of the 5 best places I’ve hiked in Southern Wisconsin:
- Devil’s Lake State Park – As one of the best areas for outdoor recreation in Wisconsin, it offers more than 29 miles of hiking trails. You can even pick up parts of the Ice Age Trail here at the West Bluff and Sauk Point Trails.
- Gibraltar Rock – Also part of the Ice Age Trail, this local gem is a 2.8 mile hike, leading you to the top of the cliffs overlooking the farmland and forest of the Wisconsin River Valley, and back down again.
- UW Arboretum – 1,200 acres of restored prairie, forest and wetlands in the heart of Madison, with a web of some 20 miles for hiking.
- Blue Mound State Park – Perched atop the highest point in southern Wisconsin, there are over 20 miles of scenic hiking, with access to the Military Ridge State Trail.
- Glacial Drumlin State Park – A 52-mile trail through glacial landscapes between Waukesha and Cottage Grove.