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Best trails in Kettle Moraine State Forest Lapham Peak Unit

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Looking for a great trail in Kettle Moraine State Forest Lapham Peak Unit, Wisconsin? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Kettle Moraine State Forest Lapham Peak Unit ranging from 1.9 to 6.1 miles and from 948 to 1,233 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

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.

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Map of trails in Kettle Moraine State Forest Lapham Peak Unit
Park information
Acreage:
1000 acres
Park hours
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Contact
(262) 646-3025
Helpful links
Top trails (8)
#1 - Ice Age Trail to Lapham Peak
Kettle Moraine State Forest Lapham Peak Unit
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
Note: Gate charge is $8 for WI license plates and $11 for everyone else. More than 600 miles of trail are completed in 30 counties across Wisconsin. The completed sections of the Ice Age Trail are coShow more
#2 - Kettle View Trail
Kettle Moraine State Forest Lapham Peak Unit
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(108)
Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 58 m
Kettle View Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Delafield, Wisconsin that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activitShow more
#3 - Kettle View and Meadow Trails Loop
Kettle Moraine State Forest Lapham Peak Unit
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(119)
Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
Kettle View and Meadow Trails Loop is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Delafield, Wisconsin that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offerShow more
#4 - Ice Age Trail: Lapham Peak
Kettle Moraine State Forest Lapham Peak Unit
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(49)
Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 3 h 31 m
Follow the Ice Age Trail through prairies and woods from Cushing Park Drive to the UW-Waukesha Field Station. The Ice Age Trail is a thousand-mile footpath highlighting the remnants left behind by glShow more
#5 - Plantation Path
Kettle Moraine State Forest Lapham Peak Unit
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(62)
Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 43 m
Paved trail, minimal elevation, accessible. Show more
#6 - Moraine Ridge Trail and Plantation Path Loop
Kettle Moraine State Forest Lapham Peak Unit
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(60)
Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
Moraine Ridge Trail and Plantation Path Loop is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Delafield, Wisconsin that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trailShow more
#7 - Prairie Path
Kettle Moraine State Forest Lapham Peak Unit
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(27)
Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
Prairie Path is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Delafield, Wisconsin that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optShow more
#8 - Kame Terrace Trail
Kettle Moraine State Forest Lapham Peak Unit
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(35)
Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 50 m
Kame Terrace Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Delafield, Wisconsin that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more