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Pewit's Nest Gorge

County Highway W, Baraboo, WI
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So fun! The gorge looks great from the top and from the bottom! The hiking trails are great! If... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Arlington, Texas
via mobile
Bring your water shoes

Without water shoes, your walk will be very short. There is a short trail through some beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael F
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“short hike” (12 reviews)
County Highway W, Baraboo, WI
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So fun! The gorge looks great from the top and from the bottom! The hiking trails are great! If you're daring you can jump off the cliffs although it's not advised. The park is open from 6am-8pm and is free!

1  Thank shaila7831
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Without water shoes, your walk will be very short. There is a short trail through some beautiful trees and rock formations and then you get to water. To go forward, you hop in and tread through the water. A pretty view even if you just...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This gorge has an added special dimension, at least for me. It seems to be a place where there is a thin interface between the present and the past, which facilitates one's spirit connecting with the benevolent spirits of the ancient aboriginal Americans who one...More

1  Thank Catgic
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Now closed to the public as the abuse has started to destroy the beautiful natural habitat. You will incur a hefty fine if you trespass. The DNR is in the process of making the area safer for people and nature and it should be reopened...More

1  Thank Mel C
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This is a quick, easy hike that ends in a beautiful gorge where teenagers illegally jump about 20 feet from a tiny, dangerous ledge into a pool of water at foot of a waterfall. It's fun/nerve-wracking to watch. Jumping is now not allowed so do...More

Thank the72fish
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Granted we have been deluged with rain here in WI so boggy trails are explainable; however, these are not compacted with any gravel. We are talking hard core mud all.the.way. The small falls were pretty but the place was packed with teens. There was no...More

Thank Lacey C
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We wanted to do something different than the usual tourist attractions. I saw it on Trip Advisor before we left and thought it might be a nice place to stop. It was relaxing to walk through the water on the rocks and sit on the...More

Thank Steph S
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We checked this small park out while visiting friends. The area is beautiful to see. I would suggest bringing a walking stick if you plan to walk much of the area, because it definitely comes in handy in steep areas. The parking lot is also...More

Thank longhornjz
Reviewed 29 June 2017

PEOPLE! It is now against the law to jump from the cliffs, climb on the rocks, bring in food/beverage, enter the newly-posted "closed area" or be on the Pewit's Nest property between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.. Violators are subject to a hefty $175.30 fine....More

2  Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 16 June 2017

While staying at a Hotel in Baraboo, we asked about places to see close by. The hotel clerk suggested PEWITS NEST. PEWITS NEST is located a couple of miles west of Baraboo on County Rd. "W". A small parking lot is located on the south...More

1  Thank Mindy and Roger A
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Elizabeth C
22 September 2017|
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Response from Kai B | Reviewed this property |
If it is snowing or icey, the paths will probably be difficult to dangerous.
Don S
21 June 2017|
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Response from Tigerman777 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Don, I wouldn't try it personally, I don't think it's deep enough. It's important to remember the Pewit's nest is like a short, narrow canyon. In several areas near the edge of the walls it's angled downward slightly... More
16 July 2016|
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Response from phillisg2016 | Reviewed this property |
No, a sticker is not needed and there is no fee. Parking is difficult, little space and regulated on the road, which is County W.