Kettle View Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Lapham Peak, named for a local scientist and naturalist, is the highest point in Waukesha County. At 1,233 feet, it is a typical hill found in the glacier-formed landscape of southeast Wisconsin. Like the rest of Kettle Moraine State Forest and the surrounding terrain, it also features the shallow depressions and long, low hills that give the forest its name.
This hike takes in several color-coded paths that move around the peak and through the surrounding forest, doubling back on the original route and crisscrossing each other several times. On its way back, the path stops by an observation tower atop the hill.
As with other trails in the forest, the Ice Age Trail runs through the area. There are plenty of warblers and thrushes along the paths, and spring and fall bring large numbers of hawks on their annual migrations."