Ice Age Trail to Lapham Peak

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Ice Age Trail to Lapham Peak is a 3.1 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
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
393 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

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.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful wooded trail, I enjoyed every minute of it.

hiking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

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.

hiking
Friday, July 07, 2017

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.

hiking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

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.

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Very nice half day hike trail

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.

hiking
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!

hiking
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.

hiking
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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

hiking
Tuesday, October 02, 2012

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

hiking
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.

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