The Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is in the middle of the Kettle Moraine, a strip of glacial landforms which extends through southeastern Wisconsin to Lake Winnebago. This provides for a beautiful glacial remnant landscape of kames, kettles, and eskers.

Very nice undulating elevation consistently throughout 5 mile loop.

hiking
11 days ago

Nice well marked trails through varied terrain of mature hardwood and fields. Natural kettle morain topography of hills and ridges finishing at Pike Lake.

on Pike Lake Trail

hiking
19 days ago

beautiful observation tower. nice wooded trails that lead to pike lake.

hiking
1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike, but super buggy.

hiking
2 months ago

Overall awesome hiking. Saw about a dozen people while actually on the trails. Only thing for improvement is that the trails aren't marked as well as they could be and the map is horrible. Dog did well and was grateful that other hikers that had dogs were all on leashes!!!!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice wooded trail with a great view from the observation deck. I did this hike with my 11 year old son and we both really enjoyed it. A bonus is pike lake. Nice beach if you want to end with a swim.

on Pike Lake Trail

3 months ago

Nice trail. Can see Holy Hill from the tower. Restrooms are available by the lake. Not paved so could be muddy if it's been raining.

walking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

We've hiked PL many times in all seasons and we always enjoy it. Hilly with nice, wide trails. Great for the dog too. And you're treated to great views at the top of the tower.

hiking
9 months ago

Wide trails. Lots of people trail running. Pike Lake is a really popular spot so there were tons of people everywhere in the summer. The heavily forested parts of the trail are nice and so is the tower. It's an ok spot to spend some time in the woods, but if you are looking for quiet, maybe get further north into the Kettle Moraine where there are fewer people. During the winter time there are naturally a lot less people so if you are looking for a nice little winter hike this could be a good option.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice wide trails for a group to hike together on. There are a variety of difficulty levels to choose from. Right now the trails are pretty icy but you can hike on the ridge.