Lapham Peak Trails

Waukesha, Wisconsin

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The mountain bike trails currently open in the park were relocated, in the fall of 1997, to a set of farm fields across from the main park grounds on County Highway C, to protect the park's hiking paths from erosion. The new, wide paths run through grassy meadows on single- and doubletrack paths with several areas of gravel mixed in for good measure. The area is open to hikers, bikers, and, in some places, horseback riders, so care must be taken in traversing the trail network. The well-glaciated and hilly terrain is common to the terminal moraine. Luckily for riders wanting to make good time on the course, the majority of larger rocks have long since been plowed from the fields and piled at the far corners to form rock walls separating properties. Elevation Change: The terrain is rolling, with a few 20- to 30- foot climbs, but for the most part the riding is very level.
Mountain Biking Wisconsin

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Mountain Biking Wisconsin

by Colby Thor Waller (Falcon Guides)

The mountain bike trails currently open in the park were relocated, in the fall of 1997, to a set of farm fields across from the main park grounds on County Highway C, to protect the park's hiking paths from erosion. The new, wide paths run through grassy meadows on single- and doubletrack paths with several areas of gravel mixed in for good measure. The area is open to hikers, bikers, and, in some places, horseback riders, so care must be taken in traversing the trail network.

The well-glaciated and hilly terrain is common to the terminal moraine. Luckily for riders wanting to make good time on the course, the majority of larger rocks have long since been plowed from the fields and piled at the far corners to form rock walls separating properties. Elevation Change: The terrain is rolling, with a few 20- to 30- foot climbs, but for the most part the riding is very level.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Waukesha
Distance: 4.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Season: This trail unit is monitored quite heavily for erosion because of it's many uses. The trails will be closed any time they are wet; therefor during spring and fall accessibility could be sporadic. Late spring through early fall are the best times to go.
Local Contacts: Delafield Chamber of Commerce, 414-646-8100. Wisconsin Department of Tourism 608-266-2161, and Wisconsin Off-Road Bike Association 608-222-5608
Local Maps: The trail area is shown on the USGS 7.5-minute quad for Oconomowac East. Maps are available form the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and at the entrance of the park.
Driving Directions: Directions to Lapham Peak Trails

Recent Trail Reviews

7/31/2008
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Not good for hot sunny days, trail is in field. But good for warm-up runs. This trail will not push you; you will need to do that yourself. Watch out for the ruts some are deep and covered with grass



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