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Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area

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04/01 - 10/31

Rising 200 feet above the surrounding landscape, Gibraltar Rock is a flat-topped butte, an outlier of the Magnesian escarpment. With a thin Platteville-Galena dolomite cap over St. Peter sandstone, the butte offers panoramic views of the Wisconsin River Valley and Lake Wisconsin. From Lodi, go north on State Highway 133 four miles, then west on County V one mile, then south on Gibraltar Rock Road 0.2 mile to a parking area and gated access lane. Walk south up the steep an winding lane 0.5 mile to the bluff top.

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  • Zhui Ri posted 13 days ago
    "This place is simply gorgeous. The view is very scenic. The trails up aren't that bad. I just started hiking and am overweight and it was doable for me. Just take it easy and go slow if you have to. Would highly recommend going in the early morning as it gets hot now that it's the summer. I saw hawks flying around when I was there. Pretty awesome."
  • Tim A posted 7 days ago
    "Nice trails even though they can be a little rough in spots, but I prefer it that way. It's not terrible as I took 3 kids under the age of 8. Great views and even with a lot of other people it was quiet and fun."
  • Alina Loux posted 3 days ago
    "It was a beautiful hike with fantastic views. You park at the bottom and hike up. It's not that long of a hike (maybe a mile and a half round trip, or something like that), but it is uphill the whole way, so some people might find it challenging. The views are great, and it's a well maintained trail. The dropoffs at the top are enough that you would almost definitely die if you fell over the edge, and there isn't a gaurdrail, so be careful (especially in rainy or icy weather) and keep an eye on kids. It's a wonderful, worthwhile hike!"
  • Sarah Lawver posted 1 month ago
    "Overrated. Very strenuous if you're out of shape. Not a good view of the rock. Youre overlooking farms. Big deal. Yawn. There's Hawks flying around if you have a good camera lens. Not terrible but been there once is good enough for me. Don't drive out of the way for it."
  • orgnlsinr posted 1 month ago
    "Love hiking here. Gorgeous views. Use caution in the spring as the trail can be muddy and icy. The parking area is a bit small so show up early if it is a warm spring day."