Tumbled Rocks Trail at Devil's Lake State Park

Tumbled Rocks Trail
Tumbled Rocks Trail

The Tumbled Rocks Trail is Devil's Lake's most popular trail. It is an easy 1.6-mile linear trail that cuts through a boulder field (or talus slope) along the shoreline of Devil's Lake. This trail is paved in asphalt and makes a great excursion for everyone in the family.

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scree field from below

The talus slopes are among the most impressive and memorable features at Devil's Lake State Park. The talus are the boulder-sized broken quartzite rocks at the base of the bluffs. In mountainous areas, these debris fields are called scree.

climbing up, over, and around the scree is irresistible to the adventurous. All throughout the park you will find explorers who have been tempted to immerse themselves in this alien landscape. For those not able to leap from boulder to boulder, you'll find ample opportunities to get into the talus slopes via Devil's Lakes's famous hiking trails. On the South Face of the East Bluff, three difficult trails climb the talus slopes. But, the Tumbled Rocks Trail provides the best opportunity to enjoy the talus slopes on an easy family-friendly paved route along the lakeshore.

The 1.8-mile linear Tumbled Rocks Trail sets out from the North Shore along the west side of the lake and finishes near the south boat launch. This trail is most often hiked as a 3.4-mile out-and-back. But this trail is easily paired with the West Bluff Trail to create a 4-mile loop. You can also reach the South Shore via the Tumbled Rocks Trail and the Ice Age Trail at the south end of the lake. Another favorite loop route is to combine the East Bluff, Balanced Rock, and Tumbled Rocks trails to circumnavigate Devil's Lake.

Tumbled Rocks Trail
Tumbled Rocks Trail

Devil's Lake State Park - Tumbled Rocks Trail

COMMUNITIES: Baraboo, Merrimac

TOTAL MILES: 1.6-Miles linear

POINTS OF INTEREST: Devil's Lake, West Bluff Talus Slope

CAMPING: Devil's Lake State Park Camping

Directions and Trail Map

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Address for your GPS: S5975 Park Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913
| coordinates: 43.434496, -89.739531 |

From Milwaukee 2 Hours
From Madison 45 minutes
From Green Bay 2.5 Hours
From Wausau 2 Hours
From Minneapolis 3.5 Hours
From Chicago 3 Hours


Tumbled Rocks Trail
Tumbled Rocks Trail

Tumbled Rocks Trail
Tumbled Rocks Trail

Tumbled Rocks Trail
Tumbled Rocks Trail

Tumbled Rocks Trail
Tumbled Rocks Trail

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