Ice Age Trail to Lapham Peak

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Ice Age Trail to Lapham Peak is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Delafield, Wisconsin that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
419 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

More than 600 miles of trail are completed in 30 counties across Wisconsin. The completed sections of the Ice Age Trail are connected by roadways and other temporary routes, so you can spend a day exploring a segment of the trail or thru-hike the entire length, more than 1,000 miles. The Ice Age Trail is a National Scenic Trail located entirely within Wisconsin. From Interstate State Park on the Minnesota border to Potawatomi State Park on Lake Michigan, the Ice Age Trail winds for more than 1,000 miles, following the edge of the last continental glacier in Wisconsin. One of only eight National Scenic Trails, the Ice Age Trail is intended to be a premier hiking trail and conservation resource for silent sport and outdoor enthusiasts. The trail traverses some of Wisconsins most scenic landscapes and helps tell the story of the last Ice Age by highlighting Wisconsin's unique glacial features. The Ice Age Trail travels through 30 counties on state, federal, county and private lands, connecting dozens of communities. There are hundreds of trailheads and access points located along the trail route. More than 600 miles of trail are open. The completed sections of the trail are connected by less-traveled roadways and other temporary routes. The Ice Age Trail is primarily an off-road hiking and backpacking trail which provides excellent opportunities for sightseeing, wildlife viewing and bird watching. In winter some sections of the trail are open for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

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17 days ago

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.

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19 days ago

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.

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3 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.

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3 months ago

Very nice half day hike trail

10 months ago

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.

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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!