CAMBA Trails - TRAIL

CAMBA Trails - Trail, Cable, Wisconsin

Very hilly with great singletrack and many lake views.

User Reviews (33)

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Timmy   Cross Country Rider [Jul 16, 2017]

Rode Hatchery Creek Trail to Seeley. July 14, 2017. We did 20+ miles. Began at Hatchery Creek Trail Head, rode to Mosquito Brook TH. Hatchery Creek Trail is old style single track. Then took Makwa Trail to OO. Very nice ride. Makwa is more of the modern "flow" style. Then we took OO south to "Old OO" which we then rode into Seeley. Took about 2 hrs 37 min to reach Seeley, & we weren't too tired desite having ridden 3 hrs the previous day. Mostly dry with an occasional small mud puddle. This route doesn't beat me up as much as Rock Lake does. There are frequent cutoffs along the earlier sections to allow riders to return to Hatchery Creek TH.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Larry Treul   Cross Country Rider [Jul 12, 2014]

Rode the Makwa trail from OO to Mosquito Brook. The north part to the Gravel pit trailhead was great but the south part from the gravel pit to Mosquito Brook was not fit for riding. I needed a retainer for my teeth going over all the rocks and roots. Geez guys fix it!!!

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
Walt Dizzy   Cross Country Rider [Sep 04, 2012]

I rode Rock Lake and Ojibwa on September 1 and 2 2012. Coming back to ride after being away for three years reminded me why I think these are two of the best trails in Wisconsin. They consistently reward the rider's efforts with the ability to carry momentum into the next section of trail. They have good "flow".

But then, off the southern reaches of Ojibwa Trail I found a new turn-off. The sign only says "Two-Way Trail" and the maps at the trail head mark it as something like "To be constructed 2012".

This new trail is currently an out-and-back, but will eventually link to the Seeley Cluster of trails to the south of the Cable Cluster.

The layout and build quality exceed anything I've ever ridden. I've ridden every major trail in Wisconsin (except for the Trek trails, which aren't open to the public) and this is hands down the best trail in the state. I've been building trail for 10 years, and this is the kind of trail I see in my dreams. Way to go CAMBA!

The tech and aerobic ratings are meaningless in this case: adjust your agressiveness to achieve whatever rating you want.

Walt

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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3
Stelvio   Weekend Warrior [Aug 08, 2007]

Got a chance to ride the Rock Lake trails 7 miles east of Cable. I got maps at the Half Moon bike shop in Hayward. Best ride I have had in a long time. I was riding a rigid 29er single which worked well for me. We rode for 3 hours without seeing anyone else and still have over half the trail left to explore for another day (or 2). It's a fun, well made and pretty challenging trail sytem. The trails were well marked and in great shape. Hildebrand loop was especially fun and challenging! Thanks Camda for the great work!!

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Bil Danielson   Racer [Mar 18, 2007]

Local perspective...

The CAMBA Trail system is comprised of six major clusters including Delta (four trail heads), Drummond (two trail heads), Cable (two trail heads), Seeley (two trail heads), Namakagon, and the newest cluster just outside of Hayward (two trail heads). The system is located in and around the Chequamegon National Forest. CAMBA has adopted an area of roughly 1600 square miles. 300 miles of marked and mapped trail are within the system... Of course as a local I am a bit biased but frankly this is one of the best places to ride mountain bikes in Midwest.

Living just 5 minutes by bike from the newly completed (late '06)Hatchery Creek Trail head, I have ridden this cluster in virtually all sorts of weather, both day and night. Night rides on this new cluster are a blast! The new trailhead and portion adds a really nice piece to the overall CAMBA system (Western most point). Big time kudos to all who contributed and worked their butts off to get er done!

From just outside Hayward you can now ride single track to Mosquito Brook road. From there you can either ride the Birkie Trail northeast to County Rd OO, or there are numerous single track diversions along the way - some more difficult than others, all nicely marked.

From OO east the trails get hillier adding additional fun and higher heart rates all the way to Telemark and east to Rock Lake.

All in all, the CAMBA trail system is truly one of a kind - well worth a vacation for a week! After which you'll want to move here - like I did!! You will not be disappointed.

For more detailed information go to www.cambatrails.org (great maps and local informatino).

Customer Service

My favorite ride is to run the Hatchery single track east to Mosquito Brook road, and then east on the Birkie trail to and around the Sugarbush loop, then return to Hatchery Creek trail head on the return single track. Usually takes about 1:30 to 1:45, longer if you are a novice or are touring.

There are several other trails marked and mapped east of Mosquito Brook running up to County Road OO (riding hard, you can make it from Hatchery Creek to 'OO' via the single track in about 90 minutes, using just the Birkie trail its just over an hour - again, varies by ability and pace).

If you're looking for a solid 3 hour training ride with some good bail-out options try going from Hatchery to OO and back. It's one of my training staples during the week (or on a weekend) and gives you every type of riding: fast tight single track, moderately technical stuff, flat out downhills, and grinding uphills - really an awesome overall workout and really fun!!

Similar Products Used: 1. Ojibwa trail (Cable Cluster) - big fun.
2. Chequamegon 40 race course headed north from OO and Janet rd (when marked later in teh summer) to Telemark and back - great long weekend ride...
3. Rock Lake Trails - pure fun and beautiful.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Zugspitze   Cross Country Rider [Oct 25, 2005]

This trail is the best single track in Northern WI, maybe in the whole Midwest. CAMBA has done a great job the past two years building new IMBA standards trails and moving the route off the X-country ski trails. We stayed at the Zugspitze Inn at Garmisch USA Resort (great bar) and rode one mile to the Namakagon Town Hall Trailhead. The new single track begins here and connects to the Rock Lake Tail Loop. The technical single track will challenge any rider. Trails are well marked. Do yourself a favor and ride this trail. You won't regret it. Any previous trail reviews are obsolete. It's all good now

Customer Service

Start at Namakagon Town Hall Trailhead (corner of Hwy M and D). Look for trailhead behind the gas pumps. Stay on Namakagon Trail to trail marker N32. Turn right and follow Glacier Trail to Rock Lake Trail- head. Follow Rock Lake Trail to N8 and turn right. Take Hilderbrand Lake Loop to N12 and turn left. At N11 turn right. Make another right at N31 and then left at N32. Now you'll be back on the Namakagon Trail. Follow back to trailhead or if you are getting tired, turn left when you cross the gravel road and take the gravel two miles to Highway M.

Similar Products Used: Ojibwa Trail at Telemark Resort
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
fleaster22   Racer [Dec 10, 2004]

Ojibwe single track: Don't let some reviews make you think this is a difficult trail, cause it's really not, it's just a blast. Aerobic a 5? No Way! Technical? Hardly. Wow, compared to Grandma's driveway maybe. Just fun fun fun.

Customer Service

Go out and have a blast, and after you ride the full loop and get to know it, darn right, make some of your own variations, get off onto some other more hilly ski trail sections, or unmarked doubletrack.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
rokklym   Cross Country Rider [Sep 05, 2004]

Rock Lake - The new singletrack looks promising. Hopefully soon there will be more trail. Kinda sucks that there are so many other trails and roads in the area..you really need a map for the trails up here, its easy to get on the wrong trail.

Customer Service

The maps kinda suck as far as telling you where to start these trails. When you pull in the lot, Fee station is on the right and bulletin board is on the left. Single track starts from behind bulletin board then crosses the return trail a ways up. The singletrack coming out the woods about 40-50 feet from the board is the exit.

Similar Products Used: Ojibwe is what you want if your into singletrack.
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
rokklym   Cross Country Rider [Sep 05, 2004]

Ojibwe trail is the best singletrack I found up there. Very tough trail. Ride the whole singletrack from Telemark, no bailing on the ski trails. Ride this one!

Customer Service

When you drive into Telemark, the lodge is on the left and there is parking on the right. When you get started riding stay on the road towards the Christiana Villas, Just past the Tennis courts there is a bulletin board. Trail starts right of the board on the Ski trail.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
beesting   Cross Country Rider [Aug 21, 2004]

Ojibwe Trail: This is one great singletrack and or singlespeed trail! We rode it for three days in a row we liked it so much. The out and back segment out from Telemark Lodge is more rocky and rooted, if you don’t like that type of stuff or want to save time try starting from the north end trail head on Randeysek road (or ride to there from Cable) and just do the main loop. Bring a camba map, some of the mountain bike trail is marked as the snowshoe trail that it is shared with in places, in other spots it is marked with camba signs, at some crossings there are signs facing one direction and at other crossings the signs face away.

Customer Service

The smoothest parts of the trail run about three miles from C29 to C27 you can really get some speed up in places. We liked starting at the north end trailhead and going all the way around to C26 then cutting over to the Sleigh Trail or Birkie Trail to bypass the segment from C26 to C25. Another advantage to starting at the north end is you can bail out at C27 Timber Trail road and get back quickly.

Similar Products Used: Lake Helane Loop, Birkie Trail
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
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