The weather has finally warmed up and its rained enough to make sure everything is green and growing, so it’s time to get outside! Go searching for wildflowers, enjoying the budding trees, look for baby animals, and generally celebrate the renewal of life after a very long, very cold, very snowy, and very hard winter. Here are 13 of the best hikes in Wisconsin that will get you into the forest to check out amazing sights. Next time you research “hiking trails near me” in Wisconsin, keep an eye out for these gems!

These are just a few of the great places you can see and explore this spring. What are some of the other spots you like to go for those first few breaths of fresh air in months? Let us know in the comments!

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Best Hikes in Wisconsin

Are there any kid-friendly hikes around Wisconsin?

If you have little adventurers in your nest, you’ll be happy to learn there are tons of kid-friendly hikes around Wisconsin perfect for a family outing. One of our favorite spots is Devil’s Lake State Park, located in Baraboo. The park boasts several short and easy trails that, despite not being too difficult, offer breathtaking waterfront views. The Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit is also great for family-friendly hiking!

What are some of the most scenic hikes in Wisconsin?

With a variety of different types of natural scenery, Wisconsin is a nature lover’s dream. One of our favorite spots to enjoy the Badger State’s great outdoors is the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, which stretches over 1,000 miles from Interstate State Park on the Minnesota border to Potawatomi State Park on Lake Michigan. Created by receding glacial ice over 12,000 years ago, this gem deserves a top spot on your bucket list - no matter which part of the trail you choose to explore. If you aren’t sure where to start, it’s hard to beat the views on the Devil’s Lake Segment!

Where can I find easy hikes in Wisconsin?

If you’re looking to experience the unparalleled beauty of Wisconsin without breaking a sweat, you’ll love all the easy hikes our state has to offer. Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area has some of the best low-key hiking near Madison, with an easy hike that runs parallel to a babbling stream. Devil’s Lake State Park is also a great option because it has trails for all skill levels. From easy hikes along the forested highway to steeper treks leading to the top of rocky bluffs, there’s something for everyone.

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