Pike Lake Trail is a 2 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.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Great hike. Great scenery and a fairly easy path.
It's a wonderful trail even in the winter. We hiked around 5 miles, the trail is moderate to easy and there is a gorgeous lookout of the whole park.
Fun shorter trail, lookout tower offers a nice view.
Great hike from the beach up the ridge to the tower. The view is so worth the hour long trek uphill to get there. Can't wait to walk this trail again once the leaves change. We saw a deer on the way up and came across an old abandoned hay rake just off the trail.
A favorite go to trail when we want to go for a hike. Beautiful in the fall with all the sumac and oaks. Fun features along the trail - old farm fence lines, signal trees, springs and a look out tower.