Explore the most popular trails near Lake Geneva with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Map
1 month ago

We hiked this trail with 15 women from adventuremamas and Wisconsin women trial adventures beginning of spring, it took us 8.5hrs with bathroom breaks and lunch, we went anti-clockwise and planned to hike 3 miles an hour, it's a beautiful challenging hike, be prepared and have fun when you decide to do it, we all parked at the state park. We got lucky with the weather it was 40 degrees and cloudy all the way if you plan to go in the summer start at the sunrise time.

road biking
2 months ago

Loved this trail! Beautiful scenic ride through heavily canopied trees and and also open areas overlooking farmland and beautiful countryside. It is a 12 mile trail one way, so it may be a bit much for beginners. If you’re looking to enjoy a day out on your bike this trail checks all the boxes!

2 months ago

You can see what spectacular mansions were built in the days long ago. The path has some tricky parts but can still be fun. Stops in Lake Geneva, Williams Bay and Fontana along the way can add to the small town feel of long ago.

3 months ago

You can hear the traffic from the road 3/4 of the trail .. also it’s a very small space and you’re just walking in circles

My son and I walked the trail clockwise from Lake Geneva. We stopped for lunch in William's Bay at the Frosty Moose. Excellent sandwiches and milkshakes. In total it took us about 8.5 hours. Great weather for the hike.

9 months ago

Great lake front! Wonderful Wisconsin ice cream! Great houses

Pleasant trail with wildflowers and many birds but nothing exciting. Road noises a fair portion of the route and a few houses. Path is wide and at no place single file. Rated moderate but most will find it easy. Kid-friendly.

This trail was quite fun. The other reviewer was dead on in that the markings are hard (read: impossible) to follow. We did the yellow and pink. The incline was nice though and the trail was quite rustic with fun bridges throughout. :)

10 months ago

This is at the Lake Geneva zip line canopy tours. The trails were great, but they needed to be marked better. When I informed the crew about how the trails needed some attention (better marking and mowing), they told me "that's a lot work". Umm, if you have brochures about your trails, shouldn't you take time to maintain them?
Lots of zig-zags and switchbacks made caused the same parts of the woods to be seen over and over again, but it was a great use of the space!

11 months ago

Great hiking, challenging and historic sceneries.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Great Trail! Only downside is you can hear some road noise off in the distance a lot of the time.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Awesome trail. Beautiful Lake on one side and million dollar homes on the other side.

road biking
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

I walk this entire trail once or twice a year. very enjoyable!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Beautiful trails at this location. While the description says a little over 8 miles, it's actually over 10. There were a ton of animal tracks and plenty to see. I was lucky enough to see a deer! Loved this hike and would do it again.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

My husband and I did the whole lake over labor day. We walked it in 8.02 hours ( see map my run) LOVED every minute. Pretty easy for most part, some challenging parts. We try and do this once a year!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Loved it... few feet from the lake and McMansions on the other side of you. Awesome residents plant beautiful vegetation. Great for all levels!

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Well kept and not very crowded.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Love big foot beach! Trails are beautiful and great for the kids!

mountain biking
Monday, August 01, 2016

This is a really nice trail. It has it all: easy, moderate and hard terrain. Beginners should not be afraid to try it as you can always cheat and push/pull your bike on the hard parts. I liked and will probably come again.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

This is a cool hike around the lake looking at some old mansions and if you time it right, you can see mail being delivered by boat.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Who doesn't love mansions?

road biking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Very nice trail. Close to my home and not overly crowded.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Best day of my life.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Trail is on grounds of Lake Geneva Canopy Tours. You have to first pay $5 across street from trailhead at the LGCT office. I signed a waiver, which included my cell phone number. Don't recall being told a time the park closed, yet when I drove out a 4:45 p.m., found I had been locked in and was unable to drive out! No call to my cell had been received. Had to walk back to the office area, LGCT was closed for the day, thankfully the hair salon next door had the owners' cell number and someone came within 10 minutes to unlock the gate. Mildly irritating experience after an otherwise nice trail experience.

Monday, April 18, 2016

This is an excellent hike, but be sure to take plenty of water as Fontana and Lake Geneva are the main places to get supplies and find restrooms. Also, we tracked about 23 miles on the marked path.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

This was a great hike/walk. According to my GPS the entire loop is 21 miles but we ended up with 22 miles with a half mile walk from where we parked to the trail and back. The trail offers some great views and a few different areas to stop for lunch. Bring plenty of water and snack to keep you fueled for this excellent experience.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Beautiful! Family friendly.

Saturday, May 23, 2015


Saturday, January 31, 2015

this is a lake geneva gem ...a must do..too bad bikes are not allowed

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

21.0 miles per Walk, Talk, & Gawk Path Guide (recommended). Could be 21.5, or 22, at most.
Good walking/running/hiking shoes with best insole/blister resistant sox combo (for you) is important for most. No matter how good of shape you are in, 6-8 hrs (not counting lunch, breaks, or photo ops) is a long time on your feet.
Good intermediate step is take charter boat 1/2 way to Fontana, and hike back. It's 10.5 miles whether you take northern or southern route.
Great variety and some nice surprises on the full loop. Enjoy!

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