Climb a 45-foot observation tower atop the highest point in Waukesha County (1,233 feet above sea level). Lapham Peak Unit's glaciated topography provides excellent hiking, backpacking, and cross-country skiing on lighted trails.
In the fall, Lapham Peak offers fall color both close up and in panoramic views.
The Kettle Moraine and Lapham Peak were formed 10,000 years ago when a glacier covered much of Wisconsin. More than 1,000 acres of this hilly terrain are within the Lapham Peak boundaries. Lapham Peak has a variety of sights and activities to offer.
21.2 miles of hiking trails, including a portion of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail with a reservable backpack campsite
17.2 miles of cross-country ski trails (including 2.5 miles of lighted trails for night skiing). Snowmaking supplements the natural snow. Trails are groomed for both traditional and skate-style skiing.
5 miles of mountain bike trails easily accessible from the 115-mile Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive The trails wind through wooded hills and open meadows. Abundant bird life and wildlife can be observed from all trails, and guided bird hikes are held each spring. There are several prairie restoration sites and a butterfly garden.
There are picnic areas with three reservable shelter buildings.
All vehicles stopping in Lapham Peak must have a state park admission sticker. These stickers are available at the contact booth near the park entrance either from park staff or through the use of a self-registration deposit box.
It is located 3/4 mile south of I-94 on Hwy C.