Hiking Ellison Bluff State Natural Area in Door County



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Ellison Bluff State Natural Area in Door County WI
Ellison Bluff State Natural Area in Door County WI

Ellison Bluff County Park and State Natural Area is a popular diversion on the northern tip of Door County at Ellison Bay WI. It features an unforgettable viewing platform that cantilevers off the bluff and is an ideal sunset watching spot. There is also a 1 mile loop trail that is wide and paved with crushed stone. 





Ellison Bluff State Natural Area in Door County WI
Ellison Bluff State Natural Area in Door County WI


The trail at Ellison Bluff is very easy and suitable for anyone who enjoys a walk in nature. The highlight of this trail is the overlook which cantilevers off the bluff to provide views of the bluff face. But, the 1 mile loop trail into the state natural area shows off a diverse forest blooming with trillium, yellow lady slipper orchids, and other wildflowers. The forest is a mix of cedar, birch, and sugar maple. While the trail is brief it is a destination hike in Door County that is easy to get to, but nonetheless off the main circuit of tourist travel. 

Ellison Bluff State Natural Area in Door County WI
Ellison Bluff State Natural Area in Door County WI


Ellison Bluff Trail


COUNTY: Door
COMMUNITIES: Ellison Bay

TOTAL MILES: 1.1
DIFFICULTY: Very Easy




Directions and Trail Map



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Address for your GPS: 2109 Ellison Bluff Rd Ellison Bay, WI 54210
| coordinates: 45.255882, -87.108125 |

From Milwaukee3 Hours
From Madison4 Hours
From Green Bay1.5 Hours
From Wausau3 Hours
From Minneapolis6 Hours
From Chicago4.5 Hours


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Ellison Bluff State Natural Area in Door County WI
Ellison Bluff State Natural Area in Door County WI


Ellison Bluff State Natural Area in Door County WI
Ellison Bluff State Natural Area in Door County WI

Ellison Bluff State Natural Area in Door County WI
Ellison Bluff State Natural Area in Door County WI

Ellison Bluff State Natural Area in Door County WI
Ellison Bluff State Natural Area in Door County WI