Hatchery Creek - Trail, Hayward, Wisconsin

Hatchery Creek - Trail, Hayward, Wisconsin

DESCRIPTION

Rolling, narrow, wooded singletrack through the northwoods of Wisconsin! Extremely well marked and directionally controlled. The trail surface consisted of black dirt, fallen leaves and a few rocks and roots.

CAMBA (local trail advocacy group) created this trail and they did a wonderful job of making it seem natural, yet thoughtfully designed and highly sustainable. The trail crosses the American Birkebeiner Trail, and can be linked up with other area trails for a long day in the saddle.

USER REVIEWS

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[May 29, 2012]
dgw2jr
Cross Country Rider

This was the best trail we rode in the Chequamegon area. We are intermediate level riders and this trail was challenging enough to make it fun. It started raining about 3/4 of the way out to the Mosquito Brook trail head so we rode back to the Hatchery Creek trail head in the rain and it was still fun. The trail design and consistency allowed us to ride at a decent speed in the rain. Plenty of rocks, roots and twisty turns.

Customer Service

Park at Hatchery Creek trail head and check out the map kiosk. This trail is direction controlled so follow the CAMBA signage.

Similar Products Used:

Patsy Lake (when its dry, some low areas had standing water), Glacier, Rock Lake, Namekagon. Also head south and check out Levis!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 27, 2007]
Former Cheesehead
Cross Country Rider

I try to ride this trail every time I'm in the CAMBA area. It doesn't get a lot of press because it's fairly new and hasn't been added to the CAMBA map packet, yet. Therefore, it's always empty and "mine, all mine!" The trail is fairly consistent throughout it's 8.6 mile duration. Once you've ridden a mile or two, you should have a good feel for it's terrain, speed, and the technical prowess required... no big surpises are coming.

There is mild elevation gain/loss and the terrain is fairly untechnical. There are a few fairly intermediate moves required and the most difficult aspect of the ride is dealing with the bumps of the singletrack. I'm no trail-builder, but I think this trail could benefit from more (yes, I said more) riders on it. That said, I continue to make it an annual pilgrimage when I'm in the area... I really enjoy this ride!

Customer Service

From downtown Hayward, go north on Hwy 63 about a quarter mile to Hwy 77. Go East for about a mile or two and look for the park sign for Hatchery Creek Park. It will be shortly after you cross Lake Hayward. Turn left and park in the gravel lot on your left.

From there, ride up the road and look for the trailhead (it's a couple hundred feet up the road... can't miss it). I just follow the trail markers and stay on the Trail moving Northwest toward the Mosquito Brook Trailhead.

Once at Mosquito Brook, I turn around and head back toward the Fish Hatchery trailhead. I think that's the entire trail.

Similar Products Used:

Rock Lake is the "standard bearer" of the area.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
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