Home to more than 500 wildflower species, Wisconsin stands out as one of the best states to see these beautiful wonders. From the tiny pasqueflower that appears with the first warm breath of spring to the 10-foot-tall giant sunflower rising above prairie grasses in late summer, from late spring’s woodland blooms that look like you’re walking through a Monet painting to October’s single small blossoms that work their way up through fallen leaves, Wisconsin offers a variety of great wildflower experiences.
A hike is the best way to see these wonders, but where and when should would you hit the trail? Wisconsin’s Best Wildflower Hikes lists the state’s top 10 wildflower trails, as well as offers the best hikes in each of its regions and counties. More than 100 fantastic day hikes are described here, and all are guaranteed to delight. Full-color photography accompanies many of the trail descriptions, making this the ultimate guide to wildflower hikes in the Badger State. Downloadable 8 x 11 inch maps are available online for all featured trails.
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ROB BIGNELL is an avid backpacker who’s been hiking for more than two decades. He has written more than 25 hiking guidebooks, mostly on national parks and the Upper Midwest, several of which have topped bestseller lists. He resides in Wisconsin.