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Winter Trail Maps

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MT. ASHWABAY FAT BIKE

Length:  7 miles

Trailhead:  Ski Hill Road, just south of Bayfield

Difficulty:  moderate

Description:  Winter biking at Mt. AshWaBay is a collaboration between North Coast Cycling Association and the Ashwabay Outdoor Educational Foundation.  The mechanically groomed 28 inch wide trail is 7 miles in length. Grooming is 1-2 times per week depending on conditions. This is lake effect snow country and snow can come frequently and unexpectedly. The trail contains a gentle intermediate out and back section which accesses a more challenging single track loop.  A daily trail fee of $10.00 is required for non pass holders, payments are made in the fee box or chalet. 

 

CABLE TOWN TRAIL

Length:  2 miles

Trailhead:  Cable Community Center

Difficulty:  easy

Description:  The Cable Town Trails are a group of short, interconnected wooded loops separated by an open field.  The main west loop is easy rolling.  The east loops go in and out of a small ravine.  The trail gets quite a bit of traffic, with snowshoe trails interspersed with the bike trails.

 

WESTSIDE-BACKSIDE FAT BIKE

Length:  3 miles; 6 miles round trip

Trailhead:  Birkie Start on McNaught Rd

Difficulty:  moderate but with some short steep hills

Description:  Westside and Backside together comprise a trail connecting the Birkie Start to Timber Trail, with several sections of shared use ski trail.  Be sure to stay on the “bike lane” part of the trail in the shared used sections.   Westside starts at the Great Hall, follows a ski trail for 50 yards, crosses several ski trails, follows the Tony Wise ski trail and runs south for 1/2 mile.  Backside takes over at that point, down a narrow path to another section of the Tony Wise Trail.  Backside then follows the Tony Wise ski trail 1/2 mile, where it leaves the ski trail and continues south to Timber Trail.  The first part of Westside is the most technical section of these two trails, with a few short, steep climbs.  Add the Chico and Esker Connector spurs for a total 11 miles of riding.

 

SEELEY HILLS FAT BIKE

Length:  10 miles

Trail heads:  Uhrenholdt Forest and Old OO

Difficulty:  most difficult from Uhrenholdt access; moderate to more difficult from Old OO access

Description:  Seeley Hills is the most technical trail being groomed, with lots of hills and some off camber sections.  The Uhrenholdt trail head usually requires parking behind the Sawmill Saloon and riding 50 yards east on Hwy OO to the trail entrance.  Starting at the Uhrenholdt access requires climbing the biggest hill in CAMBA’s winter trail system, and returning on the fastest and perhaps steepest descents in the system.  The trail is almost 10 miles long from the Urhenholdt access.  It is 7 miles long from the Old OO access, skipping the Urhenholdt section.  Please yield to skiers at intersections, and do not ride the ski trails except where necessary to follow the bike trail.

 

SEELEY PASS FAT BIKE

Length:  7 miles each way

Trailhead:  Hwy OO

Difficulty:  more difficult

Description:  Seeley Pass is a narrow two way single track trail from the OO trailhead to the S10 waypoint on Fire Tower Rd.  It is moderately technical, with a significant amount of climbing.  It crosses several fire roads, so there are opportunities to bail out if you decide you’ve had enough!  

 

MAKWA FAT BIKE

Length:  4.5 miles each way

Trail Head:  Hwy OO

Type:  two-way singe track

Difficulty:  moderate

Description:  Makwa is the eastern leg of the Big Fat Loop.  It is groomed only from the OO trail head south about 5 miles to wan intersection with Phipps Fire Lane.  The trail starts at the large kiosk on the BIrkie Trail behind the Samuel C. Johnson Family Center.  It has a few long climbs, but they are not steep.  It is a very narrow two-way trail.  Please yield to skiers at intersections and be respectful of hikers near the trail head. 

 

BIG FAT LOOP

Length:  14 miles

Trailheads:  Hwy OO and Old OO

Difficulty:  moderate

Description:  The Big Fat Loop (“BFL”) is a “winter only” trail using forest roads and three short sections of rough cut to link Makwa and Seeley Pass to the Seeley Hills Trails.  The loop is about 14 miles long.  It has some moderately technical sections on the single track portions, and some moderate climbing.  Please be careful on the short Phipps Fire Lane section, where snowmobiles can be operating at fairly high speeds.  For a longer ride, add more of the Seeley Hills Trail.

 

BIG EASY

Length:  2.5 miles

Trailhead:  Hwy OOl

Difficulty:  easy

Description:  The Big Easy is a beginner loop at OO.  It is wide with virtually no hills.  It was built by the American Birkiebeiner Ski Foundation.  The trail begins by the large kiosk on the east side of the Samual C. Johnson Family Center.  It follows part of the Easy Strider Ski Trail and connects to Telemark Road.

 

HOSPITAL GATEWAY FAT BIKE TRAIL

Length:  6.5 miles

Trailheads:  Essentia Clinic parking lot; Olson Rd

Difficulty:  easy

Description: As the name suggests, it is designed as a beginner trail, a gateway to mountain biking.  It consists of a series of one way loops groomed 4 feet wide connected by several sections of wider two way trail.  Expect sweeping curves along gentle hills and numerous ski trail crossings.  Please yield to skiers at intersections and do not ride on the ski trails except for the short section of shared trail over the Smith Creek bridge.  Access is either at the northwest corner of the Essentia Clinic parking lot one mile west of Hayward on Hwy 77, or on Olson Rd near the Trussworks factory.

 

 

 

 

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