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- High Cliff State Park
N7630 State Park Rd
Sherwood WI 54169
High Cliff State ParkTrail descriptions
High Cliff offers about 16 miles of trails. All trails are looped and vary in length. Visitors are strongly urged to use caution when on steep bluffs that are not protected by a barricade or barrier. Small children should be watched closely. Trails surfaces can become slippery when wet, leaf covered or where loose gravel may be encountered.
Bike/Horse trail (8.5 miles)
The bike/horse trail starts in the marked gravel parking lot off the campground entrance road and loops the length of the park. Horse and bike rentals are not available at the park. The trail is open May 1 through November 15.
Butterfly Pond trail (1.5 miles)
The Butterfly Pond trail starts in the marked parking lot off Lower Cliff Road and goes around the Butterfly pond.
Forest Management trail (1.3 miles)
The Forest Management trail starts at the Forest Management trail parking lot. This self-guided trail compares managed and unmanaged woodlots. A 25-stop guide is available at the park office for visitors interested in woodlot management.
Indian Mound trail (0.3 miles)
The Indian Mound trail starts at the marked parking lot off the upper cliff road. This self-guided interpretive trail showcases the effigy mounds build by American Indians 1,500 years ago. It is a limestone-surfaced trail suitable for visitors with disabilities.
Lime-Kiln trail (2.3 miles)
The Lime-Kiln trail starts in the paved parking lot by the lime kiln ruins or in the family campground. This trail goes through part of the Niagara Escarpment State Natural Area. The lake side segment of the Lime Kiln trail is generally level. The escarpment segment involves steep climbs, descents and stairways.
Red Bird trail (3.7 miles)
The Red Bird trail can be accessed from the family campground, Indian Mounds trail head and pavilion parking lot. This mostly level trail travels along the top of the Niagara Escarpment, providing panoramic views of Lake Winnebago. It features historical limestone quarries, the Chief Red Bird statue and the observation tower.