Deathdoor Bluff Trail Is An Easy Hike In Wisconsin That Takes You To An Unforgettable View

A Door County hiking trail will take you to a spot with a view into the past. French sailors called this place Porte des Mortes, or “Door of Death.” The history of the name may refer to a deadly Native American battle here hundreds of years ago, or it might have to do with the nature of the waters here – the Lake Michigan passage is treacherous and littered with many shipwrecks.

The spot is as beautiful as it is deadly and it’s home to Door Bluff Headlands County Park. The park is at the end of the Door County peninsula and it’s smaller and less well-known than the big state parks nearby. But Door Bluff’s scenic hiking trail will take you through some pristine woods and a place where you can get an unforgettable view of “the door.”

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Because there are no facilities at the park, prepare accordingly, so you can fully enjoy every bit of this 155-acre natural area. Looking for more amazing Wisconsin hikes? Here are 12 more you should explore.

Address: 12900 Door Bluff Park Rd, Ellison Bay, WI 54210, USA