Trail

Echo Rock Trail

Baraboo, WI
Length: 0.60 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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This paved, accessible trail begins near the Cliffwood campground parking area. It is a small parking area and has a picnic table. Heading on the paved trail, you’ll come to a small overlook that gives a view of Mirror Lake below. Continuing down on the dirt portion of the trail you’ll come up on Echo Rock. The trail goes around the rock, be sure to stay on the trail, there isn’t much from the edge down into the lake. You’ll get great views of neighboring Ishnala Supper Club along this portion of the trail. Taking the trail back up, you’ll come to a large bridge that spans a small divide in the landscape. If you take the bridge, you’ll head out onto the Ishnala trail loop. Keep to the left and paved portion of the trail to stay on the Echo Rock trail and head back towards the parking lot.

There is some slight elevation in this trail, but manageable for children. Recommend a carrier for little kids around Echo Rock due to there being no railings around the trail into the lake.

 

Map of Mirror Lake State Park can be found here:

https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/mirrorlake/pdfs/mirrorlakeparkmap.pdf

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 282 ft.
Carrier needed Yes
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Yes

Trail highlights

Camping Nearby, Fishing, Lake, Playground, Shaded Hike, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

Beautiful views of Mirror Lake and the Ishnala Supper Club. Kids will have a great time hiking around Echo Rock. Be sure to check out the large bridge 3/4 the way through the trail.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $8.00

Daily rate for WI residents is $8.00 or an annual park sticker. Daily rate for non-WI residents is $11.00

Trail Contributor

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Hello, I’m Abby, one of the Branch Ambassadors for the Madison, WI Hike it Baby branch. I’m a mom to 3 kiddos ranging from baby to school aged. I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio and have lived in several states over the past few years including Indiana, Ohio, Florida and now Wisconsin! We’ve lived here since May 2017 and have absolutely fallen in love with the area and LOVE to explore all the outdoor areas around us. Hike it Baby quickly became part of our lives and has built an amazing community for our family. Looking forward to continue helping families explore and love the outdoors one hike at a time! Can’t wait to see you out on a hike!

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Getting There

How to get to Mirror Lake State Park from State Highway 23

-Turn onto Shady Lane Road o If you are traveling west from Lake Delton & Wisconsin Dells, Shady Lane Road is about four miles from the Interstate 90/94 and Highway 23 interchange. o If you are traveling east from Reedsburg, Shady Lane Road is about 3.5 miles from the Highways 33 and 23 split east of Reedsburg.

-At the stop sign of Shady Lane Road and Mirror Lake Road, continue straight.

-About 1.5 miles ahead, turn left onto Hastings Road.

-At the stop sign on Hastings Road, the Mirror Lake State Park entrance is straight ahead.

How to get to Mirror Lake State Park from Interstate 90/94

-Exit the Interstate at Exit 92.

-At the end of the exit ramp take Highway 12 east.

-Take the first exit, Exit 212

-You will enter a roundabout at the end of the exit ramp. Take the first exit on the roundabout to enter onto Fern Dell Road (enter the roundabout and exit right away).

-Just ahead you will enter another roundabout signed for Moon Road, Fern Dell Road, etc. Take the second exit and continue onto Fern Dell Road (if this was a regular intersection you would continue straight through).

-Mirror Lake State Park is about two miles ahead on the right.

How to get to Mirror Lake State Park from State Highway 12

-Take Exit 212 off of Highway 12. This is about seven miles north of Baraboo and about 0.5 miles south of Lake Delton/Wisconsin Dells and Interstate 90/94.

-You will enter a roundabout at the end of the exit ramp. Take the third exit on the roundabout (if this was a regular intersection you would take a left turn).

-At the next roundabout, take the second exit on the roundabout to enter onto Fern Dell Road (if this was a regular intersection you would continue straight through).

-Just ahead you will enter another roundabout signed for Moon Road, Fern Dell Road, etc. Take the second exit and continue onto Fern Dell Road (if this was a regular intersection you would continue straight through).

-Mirror Lake State Park is about two miles ahead on the right.