High Cliff State Park, located on the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago, is a wonderful spot for some trail running. The park is known for its limestone cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment, which runs along the lake’s eastern shore. There are 15+ miles of trails in the park, with options for different abilities and a great variety of scenic terrain and nice views. There are plenty of hills and stairs, and some more challenging surfaces. This TRAIL MAP has good information on the different options.
One great option is the Horse and Bike Trail, which loops the length of the park for 7.5 miles through grassland and hardwood forest. It’s marked with orange dots. Another great option is the Red Cliff Trail, a mostly level trail that travels along the top of the Niagara Escarpment and features panoramic views of Lake Winnebago, historical limestone quarries, the Chief Red Bird statue and the observation tower. It’s marked with red dots.
- 15+ miles of trails, with numerous loop options
- Some flat sections and some hilly sections
- Depends on trail chosen. The Horse & Bike Trail and the Red Cliff Trail start from the family campground
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