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Best trails in Hartford

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Explore the most popular trails near Hartford with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Hartford
Top trails (4)
#1 - Pike Lake Trail
Kettle Moraine State Forest Pike Lake Unit
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
Note: The road leading to the trailhead may close seasonally. Please check the park's page for updates before visiting: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/parks/pikelake 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.Show more
#2 - Ice Age Trail - Holy Hill Segment
Hartford, Wisconsin
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
Follow the Ice Age trail around the scenic Holy Hill and enjoy panoramic views atop a 1,350 ft. kame. The Ice Age Trail circles the historic and scenic Holy Hill perched atop a 1,350 ft kame. Over 300,000 visitors a year come to Holy Hill to see the fully restored Basillica and enjoy the panoramic views from it's spires. This complete and detailed route covers the Holy Hill segment of the Ice Age Trail and all it's access points, trailheads, parking, connecting trails, communities, parks, preserves, and facilities. This guide contains almost 30 points of interest for the trail, viewable via your browser at home, or on the fly trailside via your mobile phone. The Ice Age Trail is a thousand-mile footpath highlighting the remnants left behind by glaciers during the last ice age over 12,000 years ago. Designated as a National Scenic Trail, the Ice Age trail follows the terminal moraine of the last glaciation throughout Wisconsin providing some of the world's best examples of glacial formations such as kettles, moraines, and drumlins. Show more
#3 - Ice Age Trail: Loew Lake
Kettle Morraine State Forest Loew Lake Unit
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Follow the Ice Age Trail along the Oconomowoc River through a wildlife filled valley from Emerald Drive to CTH-K. The Ice Age Trail travels through a beautiful valley that once served as an anceint spillway. There is ample wildlife, scenic vistas, and serenity for a lovely hike down the valley which also serves the Onconomowoc River. This complete and detailed route covers the Loew Lake segment of the Ice Age Trail and all it's access points, trailheads, parking, connecting trails, communities, parks, preserves, and facilities. This guide contains 15 points of interest for the trail, viewable via your browser at home, or on the fly trailside via your mobile phone. The Ice Age Trail is a thousand-mile footpath highlighting the remnants left behind by glaciers during the last ice age over 12,000 years ago. Designated as a National Scenic Trail, the Ice Age trail follows the terminal moraine of the last glaciation throughout Wisconsin providing some of the world's best examples of glacial formations such as kettles, moraines, and drumlins.Show more
#4 - Ice Age Trail- Wauk the Walk Waukesha County Section
Hartford, Wisconsin
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Length: 13.7 mi • Est. 6 h 8 m
From north--south along the trail. Day 1 includes around 15 miles of hiking to Nagawauke Camp. Day 2 includes around 16 miles of hiking through Lapham Peak State Park to Pinewoods Campground. Day 3 is the easiest and includes around 13 miles of hiking to County Highway ZZ to end the Waukesha County Section.Show more