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Kettle Moraine State Forest - Pike Lake UnitTrail descriptions

Explore the Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest by foot, ski, or bicycle. Pike Lake offers several miles of hiking trails. Nine different hiking trails provide you with a variety of topography and scenery.

Hiking Astronomy trail

The Astronomy Trail is a 0.5-mile segment of the blue trail that takes the hiker on a stroll through the solar system.

Biking Bike trail

Bikes are allowed on all roadways and on the designated bike trail within the forest. This bike trail begins at the beach and picnic area and ends at the northwest property boundary of the forest near the forest office. The City of Hartford maintains the bike trail that continues from the Forest into Hartford.

Hiking Black Forest nature trail

The Black Forest Nature Trail is a self-guided trail, 0.8 miles in length.

Hiking Boardwalk trail

The Boardwalk Trail, along the lakeshore near the north picnic area, is about 0.5 miles in length and is accessible to people with disabilities. This trail also has an observation deck along the lakeshore.

Hiking Cross-country ski trails

There are 2.5 miles of cross country ski trails groomed for both traditional and skate skiing. The groomed ski trails are east of Powder Hill Road. Use the Nature Trail Parking Area for cross-country ski trail access. Hiking and pets are not allowed on groomed cross-country ski trails.

Hiking Ice Age Trail Ice Age National Scenic Trail

The Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest includes a segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

Hiking Powder Hill trail

The hike to Powder Hill is 0.5 miles from the Nature Trail parking lot, or 1.1 miles from the beach/picnic area parking lot. Powder Hill is the second highest point in southeastern Wisconsin. An observation tower near the peak provides a spectacular panoramic view.

Last revised: Friday July 20 2012