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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 2 months 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."
  • Kristy Jorgensen posted 1 month ago
    "Neat little gem not far from the Merrimac Ferry. There are two main paths to the top, they can be steep in spots but they are not too hard for young kids to tackle. Parking lot is small, so get there early, and plan ahead as there is no bathroom or water at the park. It is mostly woods, so it can get pretty buggy. Overall it is a beautiful, scenic area and well worth the trip!!!"
  • Alyson Kenny posted 25 days ago
    "This place is my new favorite short hike! Absolutely gorgeous views! We went late June around 6pm and I could not have asked for a better view of Wisconsin countryside. There are a bunch of outlooks at the top so don't just stop at the first!"
  • Javier Alaniz posted 12 days ago
    "Perfect hike for a our family of 5 (3 kids ages 4, 6, and 8). 45 min from parking to the top. Just a little steep hiking right near the end, so as soon as the whining started we were already at the summit! Caution though: STEEP DROP OFFS at the top. Fantastic views, but really need to monitor children closely."
  • Tim A posted 2 months 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."