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  1. A Wisconsin State Park with 40 miles of hiking trails for every skill level.

    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    37.6 miles
    Plan to spend at least an afternoon exploring the different trails in the park. Short trips can take under an hour (Stephen's Falls trail out and back), but you can also hike the entire day by traveling the 15.5 mile outer horse trail.
  2. Ferry Bluff State Natural Area offers a scenic and unique alternative to the heavily-visited Devil's Lake State Park for Madison explorers.

    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    23.6 miles
    The trail to Cactus Bluff and nearby Ferry Bluff is not long but the ascent, coupled with interesting sights along the way, means that you will not want to rush this hike. Add an extra fifteen minutes to your hike if you plan to visit both bluffs. Most people only visit Ferry Bluff, however, and the views do not differ dramatically.
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