Lapham Peak
Fright Hike

Oct 12 & 13


About Fright Hike

Join us for the 21st Annual Fright Hike at Lapham Peak State Park on Friday, Oct 12th or Saturday, Oct 13th 2018 from 6-8:30pm. Each Halloween season, for two nights only, the beautiful, moonlit, paths of Lapham Peak State Park are riddled with ghosts and goblins. Walk the haunted trails, if you dare! Afterwards, enjoy live music and concessions by the bonfire.

Brought to you by the Friends of Lapham Peak, Fright Hike is a walk through the dark forest with scary scenes performed along a 1+ mile trail. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Lapham Peak's Projects that directly support Lapham Peak State Park!

Wandering Spooks and Skits provided by local organizations will create a scary time throughout the hike. Fright Hike is intended to be a fun but scary experience and generally not recommended for very young children. Use your own discretion if you choose to bring them with you.

Approximately 4,000 hikers from throughout southern Wisconsin attend every year.

Music, a bonfire, and concessions are available in the staging area - to be enjoyed before and after the hike.


The hike is located at the Evergreen Parking lot at Lapham Peak State Park in the Kettle Moraine State Forest.  Click for map.

The Hike

About 1 mile of rolling forest trail that takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

No Pets

With large crowds of people and horses at this event, for the safety of the cast members and other guests, we cannot permit pets at Fright Hike.


OUR EARLY-BIRD ONLINE FRIGHT HIKE TICKET SALE SITE WILL BE RUNNING UNTIL 2pm Saturday, October 13.  Hurry tickets are selling fast.  Last chance to buy!

We will offer a limited number of tickets at the door, beginning at 5:30pm, for $12.00 per person (cash only) Saturday Night (Oct 13).  This event usually sells out - plan to arrive early if you want to try and purchase tickets at the door.

We can only accommodate 2,000 guests per night. If you purchased a ticket for Friday online, you must use that ticket Friday (rain or shine.) We will not accept Friday tickets on Saturday and vice versa. SORRY, NO REFUNDS. For this special event, Lapham Peak requires a $5.00/vehicle fee or valid annual WI State Park sticker to access the park. Carpooling is encouraged.

The Fright Hike entrance line closes at 8:30pm. All online ticket holders must be in the park and in line prior to 8:30pm for admittance, please plan accordingly.


Concessions will be available. Cash only!