Hike the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area

Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area - Search Nearby - Added by Andy Merkel

One of Wisconsin's best kept secrets in the middle of the state. Drive 1 hour north of Madison to view these bluffs!

Gibraltar rock is approximately 1,200 feet above sea level, and has 200 ft. cliffs overlooking the Wisconsin River valley. This is a challenging hike uphill as you have to start at the parking lot from the bottom. The views are 100% worth it once you reach the top. Once you get up to the top, there are a few trails you can take along the bluffs that will ensure you get a great spot for sunset.

You will find many people picnicking, resting in hammocks, and taking in the sunset up here. Bring your camera, bring a snack, and enjoy the views! 

Distance

2 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

200 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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