Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve, Wisconsin

Last Updated: August 21st, 2018

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One of the Milwaukee area's most popular day hiking destinations, this park offers sublime views of Lake Michigan from the top of bluffs. Hike the flat, easy trails to the Lion's Den Gorge, where you can access the beach by taking stairs to the bottom. This destination will be fun for the whole family and shouldn't be missed by any nature lovers in the area.

The trail system here is essentially one big loop with side trails to shorten the loop to meet your skill level. The Lion's Den Trail is fully accessible and leads to a forested overlook of the gorge. The Bluff Trail winds along the edge of the bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan and is the most scenic trail in the park. The Waterfowl Walk leads to a boardwalk for wildlife viewing.


Lake Michigan from atop the bluffs
Lion's Den Trail Loop
Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve, Wisconsin

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