Catch A Sunset from Powder Hill

Pike Lake Parking Lot - Search Nearby - Added by Zoua Xiong

Escape from the city to enjoy this hidden gem. Hike to the top of the hill and up the tower to see views of Pike Lake below.

At 1350 feet, Powder Hill is the second highest point in southeastern Wisconsin. You can start the hike to Powder Hill from the Nature Trail parking lot (0.5 miles) or from the beach/picnic area parking lot (1.1 miles). There is an observation tower near the top of the peak that provides a panoramic view.

Arrive about 1.5 hours before sunset to start this hike. It's a quick mile up and once there, you can see the sunset from the tower. The hike is easy but making it to the top of the observation tower is not for anyone who is afraid of heights, especially on a windy day.

Distance

2.2 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

1350 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Lake

Nearby Lodging

Milton KOA

Edgerton, Wisconsin

Madison KOA

Vienna, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Dells KOA

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Chicago Northwest KOA

Union, Illinois

Community Photos

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

Great views of Pike Lake

If you have time, go up to the tower at Pike Lake! With westward facing views over the lake, it reflects so brightly as the sun sets! Save some extra time and bring a flashlight to walk back in the dark!

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Climb the Scenic Tower at Holy Hill

Adventure

Walk the Stations of the Cross At Holy Hill

Adventure

Hike through Glacier Hills County Park

Adventure

Hike to Loew Lake

More Nearby Adventures