Hayward/Seeley Gravel Routes
Starting Point: New Moon Bike Shop, Hayward
Alternate Starting Point: Sawmill Saloon, Seeley
All distances based on Hayward start.
HS1 – 25 miles with 439 feet of climbing. This easy route contains a
combination of gravel and pavement that starts on an abandoned
railroad grade and heads toward the KOA Campground. Use the
railroad grade to avoid riding on Hwy 63. You will ride along and
cross the Namekagon River and enjoy great views of the east side of
HS2 – 33 miles with 833 feet of climbing. This moderate route
extends Route HS1 with sections of pavement, though most of the
roads are very quiet. You will cross the Namekagon River a couple
times and enjoy great views of Nelson Lake. Some sections of
Tagalder and Phipps Fire Lane can get sandy when it is dry. A
gravel bike with wider tires or a mountain bike would be ideal for this
Après’ ride, stop by New Moon and have a beer or wine on their
HS3 – 38 miles – Includes the perimeter of HS1 and HS2 and extends
to the northeast into hilly Birkie Country. Pass near the Birkie Cty OO
Trailhead and the Samuel Johnson Outdoor Center just a mile to the
east on Cty OO – water, vending machines, restrooms available.
Long gradual climbs and fun extended descents. Check out ROAM
Adventure Basecamp on Janet Rd. and swing into the iconic local
favorite Sawmill Saloon for a burger, pizza or cold beer.