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Cascade Falls & Falls Bluff Trail Loop (City of Osceola, WI)

Osceola, Wisconsin, situated on the St. Croix River and border with Minnesota, is a charming small town that is a popular day trip for Twin Cities residents. It owes its destination status in part to the natural landscapes immediately surrounding … Continue reading

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Summit Rock, Echo Canyon, & River Bluff Trail Loop (Interstate Park, WI)

Centuries upon centuries of freezing, thawing, and riverine erosion have carved the Dalles of the St. Croix, a basalt gorge that is one of the main natural attractions on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border and a popular destination for visitors from the … Continue reading

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Pothole Trail (Interstate Park, WI)

Evidence of ancient lava flows, prehistoric seas, and glacial erosion abounds at the Dalles of the St. Croix, a narrow gorge situated on the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin, about an hour’s drive from the Twin Cities. In addition to … Continue reading

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Natural Bridge Loop (Natural Bridge State Park, WI)

Nestled in the unassuming woods northeast of Leland, Wisconsin, a sandstone bridge some 35 feet long and 25 feet high constitutes the largest natural arch in the state. Just below the aperture is the impressive Raddatz rock shelter, named for … Continue reading

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Parfrey’s Glen (Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area, WI)

Given the significant focus on Utah and the American West, narrow canyons and slots feature heavily on Live and Let Hike. But these beautiful features can be found in surprising places, such as the limestone gorges of Starved Rock State … Continue reading

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Devil’s Lake Loop (Devil’s Lake State Park, WI)

It’s not too often that visitors are able to walk in a mountain range with rocky bluffs dating to 1.6 billion years ago, in addition to a rare freshwater endorheic lake—a body of water situated in a natural depression with … Continue reading

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