Pike Lake Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews

Pike Lake Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hartford, 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
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
452 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

A series of trails and loops within the park. Explore geological features caused by the last ice age including steep hills (moraines) and deep valleys (kettles) in this mostly wooded area. Includes lookout tower. State park admission sticker required.

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

Nice hike, but super buggy.

hiking
27 days 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
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month 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
3 months ago

hiking
4 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
7 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
7 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.

9 months ago

10 months ago

Thursday, August 18, 2016

hiking
Thursday, August 11, 2016

The trail may be confusing at first.. We got lost but we manage to find our way to the top, just required extra energy and effort, but extra workout! Follow the Ice Age trail, read signs and know the color codes carefully. The kiosk was really helpful cuz it tells you exactly where you are just in case you're lost. Need more of those in other hiking places hehe.

Overall, great workout, great hike, amazing view. Would go back here anytime!

birding
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

hiking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Great!

hiking
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Great hike. Great scenery and a fairly easy path.