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Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area, Baraboo

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TripAdvisor
  • 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 a...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • Fun and super pretty. The old walkways are washed out about halfway through. Be prepared to hop across rocks in the stream. I sure do miss the way this used to look before the floods washed it out but it's still well worth the visit.
  • This hike is gorgeous and won't take up your whole day by any means. Get up early. Wear decent shoes! This hike goes from easy to difficult in a quarter mile. Also prepare to get your feet wet or don't bother coming... It's just going to happen. Kids should be prepared for rough spots or you should be prepared to carry them. Often you'll spend more time looking at the ground than you will at the stunning cliffs around you so take breaks to appreciate your surroundings. Picnic tables near entrance. Very limited parking.
  • Visited 10/08/2016. So thankful to nature's fury that removed all of the man made obstacles that prevented people from enjoying the natural area as God intended. All the walkways are gone allowing one to once again walk the river path, frequently having to traverse the stream, as I did as a child. They say no one can ever go home, but in this instance, I did. It was absolutely amazing to watch all the kids bubble over with joy as they experienced this wondrous place as I had 48 years ago. We can only hope that tight budgets don't allow the State DNR to destroy this treasure again. Written by Brian Engel, my wife Laura was visiting for the first time, and I was thrilled to have her share this beautiful place as I had remembered it.
  • Awesome walk with a stream along the side of the path most of the time. During the walk you have to walk over rocks (and not fall into the stream). The last part of the walk to get to the falls (Small, but neat to go to) was over boulders. I want to go back in the summer.
  • Incredibly beautiful area any time of the year. Great place to take my camera for a much needed walk!