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Driftless Wisconsin Hiking is Calling Your Name

Driftless Wisconsin hikingA perennial favorite activity in the Driftless Area is spending time in the beautiful outdoors, exploring the tremendous beauty that our region is known for. Driftless Wisconsin, so named for its its unique, starkly contrasting and beautiful landscapes, is home to some of the most popular hiking in the state of Wisconsin.  We can’t think of a better way to experience the stunning landscapes of the Driftless Area than by spending a day hiking these hills.  At any time of year, you’ll also be rewarded with glimpses of rare birds, animals, and of course spectacular spring wildflowers. With abundant state parks, nature reserves and natural areas, the difficulty lies not in finding the motivation to get outside, but in choosing the best place to hike.  Book your room at our Wisconsin Vacation Rental, and embark on a hiking journey through the Driftless Area that will leave you yearning for more of this little piece of Wisconsin paradise.

Driftless Wisconsin Hiking

With five large parks located between the Prairie du Chien area and the northern end of the Kickapoo River, there are no shortage of wonderful Driftless Wisconsin hiking trails to explore.  Wyalusing State Park features the showy and dramatic confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers from high above.  Along the 23.7 miles of trails here, you’ll find beautiful river bluffs, breathtaking vistas, and even limestone caves begging for exploration, with the 1.6 miles of Sentinel Ridge Trail being the most scenic. It can be reached from Point Lookout, and follows the bluff all the way down to the Mississippi River (a drop of about 500 feet).  Another wildly popular hiking destination in Driftless Wisconsin is Wildcat Mountain State Park, which is situated on a steep ridge overlooking the scenic Kickapoo River Valley.

Drifltess Wisconsin hikingFor something a little different, head into the Pikes Peak State Park, known as the most photographed park in Iowa.  Two beautiful hiking destinations to see here are the picturesque Bridal Veil Falls, and Point Ann at the end of a remote 4-mile long hiking trail.  Our personal favorite nearby hiking area is at Effigy Mounds National Monument. We suggest you start off at the visitor center to learn about the different sacred Native American mounds preserved here before continuing along the Ridge Trail.  Book your room at our relaxing Vacation Rental today, and let Driftless Wisconsin hiking inspire you.