Climb a 45-foot observation tower atop the highest point in Waukesha County (1,233 feet above sea level). Lapham Peak Unit's glaciated topography provides excellent hiking, backpacking, and cross-country skiing on lighted trails.

2 months ago

Awesome views

I absolutely LOVED hiking here. It was beautiful, there are tons of different trails. I believe a lot of these trails are also used for some type of skiing too. lol I found out that meant that depending on the direction you choose to go it can make the same path more challenging than going the other way i.e. If you go the direction the skiers go down it's slightly easier than going the opposite direction. The black path also crosses over the Ice Age trail a few times.

Beautiful wooded trail that's accessible for all skill levels. Took my very pregnant sister with me, and she was fine with everything except large staircases.

Nice hike with lots of wildlife.The deer let me walk within 10 feet of them. There is a good mix of open grassed areas and wooded hills. The view from the Observation Deck and really nice. Not a hard hike but worthwhile.

10 months ago

Super easy, but a favorite. Love the tower.

11 months ago

Great place near Milwaukee. However, be sure to do a tick check on you & especially your dog - every time we go to Lapham Peak our dog gets several ticks on him. This is true of any woodsy hiking area, but more so for Lapham Pk it seems.

Very nice half day hike trail

Monday, February 20, 2017

It was crazy muddy and slippery on this wet spring day.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Nice trail, well marked and maintained. Pretty easy going with some nice inclines to give you a little workout. The observation deck was great, you gst there about half way through the loop.


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

there are many trail options. I did the moraine ridge trail, which as per the website is 6.6 miles and is tagged advanced. I got lost three times so as a result ended up clocking 9.3 miles in about 2 hours 45 minutes. so far, this has been the best hike because it was just a wee bit challenging with its ups and downs. it is a very well marked trail and while I wouldn't call it strenuous, it definitely is not a walk in the park.


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Solid trail, mostly wooded with some nice hills. Lapham peak tower is a nice spot.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

We recently vacationed in WI & our first stop was just half a mile from a trail head. Spent over 28 miles on the trail while there & loved it! We did the Hartman & Eammon creek sections, plus the Mecan River section. So beautiful & a lonely variety of terrain! Planning a section hike for 10 days on it next year!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Very beautiful scenery at this time of year. Somewhat muddy but that's because it drizzled last night. Over all, very nice trails, quite a variety and very nice people. Daily pass to get into the park is $10 as of today, March 21st, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

As a kid I always enjoyed when my parents took me hiking here. The trails are super long, but that doesn't mean you have to go for a long hike, you can always turn around. There's also a nature center where you can learn about, and interact with, animals. You can even use the center's nets to catch bugs and then feed them to the fish.

trail running
Monday, January 19, 2015

I ran my first half marathon race on a part of this trail; the experience was satisfying enough to generate a continuing interest in trail running for me.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hiked here a few weeks ago. The ridge trail is stunningly beautiful! The view from the top of the tower is one of the best I have ever seen! Going back to try one of the many other trails!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Good for beginners

Nice trail for first time out this year.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

This is one of my most favorite trails I've been hiking and camping along it whole entire life

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Beautiful trail, but it was way too crowded

trail running
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Great escape from Milwaukee. Just off 94 a perfect place to get a quick run or walk in after work. the changes in elevation make it an awesome place for trail running. There is a lot of wildlife and if you are quiet you can sometimes see deer as close as 50ft away!

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

We walked a small portion in Campbellsport at Kettle Moraine State Park.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

I hiked the Kettle View Trail, is a 5.8 miles loop, and combined it with a small section of the Ice Age Trail to access the backpaking camp. We had a great time, I was hiking with 23 lbs in my back pack, my wife carried around 18 lbs, and in total, we hiked apprx 10 miles. We also spent the night there. Beautiful campsite, there's only one site, which means you get the entire park to yourself after 9PM. There are several trails, we did an intermediate one, it was a great experience. Highly recommended. The place is extremely clean, well maintained. The lapham tower is a must, if you are in this beautiful park. Three stars because I was expecting a little more challenge even for a beginner like me... the fourth star is for having the entire place to ourselves after 9pm. Enjoy.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

We have hiked several sections of the Ice Age Trail, with the Traihead 1 1/2 miles West of LaGrange General Store/BackYard Bikes, being the main focal point.

Best terrain variety is going South on trail, to where it dead ends at prox 4.25 miles. Go left, and then along the North shore of Rice lake until Cnty Rd P. North on P will soon intersect with the Trail back. North on Hi-Lo Rd also works, and gets you back to Ice Age Trail sooner.

Prox 9 mile loop with some excellent deep woods and high bluff views.

Note: This section should have it's own trail designation.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Nicely maintained trail in an easy to access location

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I love this park! Partly because of the location (close to Milwaukee and Madison) and mostly because of the variety of trails it has to offer all levels. Lapham Peak even has a paved trail for the disabled! I live close to the park so am able to hike their throughout the year. I never get bored! Wouldn't need to spend the whole day here but it is a great park to ramble and hike for several hours.

trail running
Thursday, July 29, 2010

This is a fantastic park for people looking for semi-challenging walking trails. I've run on this trail a few times before and have enjoyed every minute of it. Lapham Peak also holds a 5k and 10k race/walk in early October, which I have competed. It's a beautiful park and I would recommend it to anyone.

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