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Ice Age Trail: Lapham Peak Evergreen Grove to Hwy 18

Intermediate
 4.3 (8) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This out and back uses a scenic and pleasant portion of the Ice Age Trail.


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7.1

Miles

11.4

KM

Out and Back

1,222' 372 m

High

949' 289 m

Low

603' 184 m

Up

603' 184 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

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Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Overview

Hikers seeking a scenic trip will enjoy this route on the Ice Age Trail. Out and back, the route offers rolling terrain and a few navigable hills to spice things up.

Description

This portion of the Ice Age Trail leaves from the Evergreen Grove parking lot in Lapham Peak. It is a really fun singletrack trail with some rocks, roots, sand, and dirt. The trails cuts straight through the middle of Lapham Peak and out to Highway 18.

The first .25 mile is flat and then there's about a .78 hill leading to the tower. Once past the tower, you head back down the other side with some fast semi-technical trail crossing over the Black Loop twice. Once you make your way out of the park and onto private lands, the trail eventually cuts through a prairie and then Boys Home Road. When you hit that road there's approximately 1 mile to Hwy 18. The round-trip mileage is approximately 7.4.

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Shared By:

Nikki McGuinnis

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  4.3 from 8 votes

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Photos

Family of turkeys.
Nov 8, 2016 near Delafield, WI
Cranes enjoying the day!
Nov 8, 2016 near Delafield, WI

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Jan 12, 2021
Julia Ligdas
hiked with G 6.2mi — 2h 40m
May 21, 2020
Gabe Niederlander
May 20, 2020
Jessica Dehner
from hwy 18 to the observatory tower and back to hwy 18 5mi — 2h 36m
Apr 28, 2019
Melissa Reiss
Dec 23, 2018
Curious Caribou
Oct 29, 2018
Lyndrea Aynaugh
Aug 21, 2018
Darian CJ
Jun 24, 2018
Kat Tapiero