View Wisconsin’s Fall Colors at These Five Overlooks

September 26, 2019

Autumn is quickly approaching here in Wisconsin! If you’re looking for some good vantage points this season, here are five overlooks where you can view Wisconsin’s fall colors from above.

1. Timm's Hill | ogema, Wisconsin

Timm’s Hill is the highest point in Wisconsin with an elevation of 1,951 feet. A short, quarter-mile hike will bring you right to the base of the observation tower. When you get to the top, you’ll have a 360° view of the fall landscape! Timm’s Hill is a county park so you don’t need a sticker or a pass to explore! 

2. Rib Mountain | Wausau, Wisconsin

Another great spot to view the fall colors is at Rib Mountain State Park. Located in Wausau, Wisconsin, Rib Mountain has hiking trails, an observation tower, and even offers fall chairlift rides! There are three different ways to get to the top of Rib Mountain.

The first is to simply drive up and park at the top. However, this requires a Wisconsin state park sticker.

The second is by leaving your car at the Bone & Joint Trail Parking Lot and walking up the paved pathway to the top. Keep in mind, there are only a few parking spots here so they might be taken.

The third way is to park in the big, gravel parking lot by the ski chalets off of Snowbird Ave. From there, you can hike up the slopes to the top. This is a great workout since it’s very steep!

3. Gibraltar Rock | Lodi, Wisconsin

I’ve only visited Gibraltar Rock in the summertime but I have a feeling it’s gorgeous in the fall! Check out the blog post I wrote detailing this overlook!

4. Corrigan's Lookout | Saxon, Wisconsin

This is another spot that I’ve only been to in the summer but can’t you just imagine the explosion of color here?! I might end up making a trip to Corrigan’s Lookout in a few weeks.

5. Maiden Rock Bluff | Stockholm, Wisconsin

One of my favorite spots in Wisconsin, Maiden Rock Bluff overlooks the Great River Road and the Mississippi River. Sean and I had a little picnic here one evening and I bet it’s even more beautiful in the fall! Read that blog post here.

1. Timm's Hill

Ogema, WI

2. Rib Mountain

Wausau, WI

3. Gibraltar Rock

Lodi, WI

4. Corrigan's Lookout

Saxon, WI

5. Maiden Rock Bluff

Stockholm, WI

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