The Hayward Lakes area offers opportunities, challenges, and resources for any type of biker…

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Road Biking

A great resource is the CITY OF HAYWARD BIKE TRAIl, Length: 6.6 miles.  This paved path is slightly sloped, is separated from traffic, and has safety signals at road crossings. Parking is available at Hayward Wesleyan Church, the Fishing Hall of Fame, Hayward High School, the Weiss Community Library, and Sevenwinds Casino.  Trail Difficulty: Easy.  A map of the city bike trail can be found here.

SAWYER COUNTY ROADS—Varied lengths.  The county roads of Sawyer County offer road-bicycle enthusiasts a scenic tour of the Hayward Lakes Area.  Choose your road experience:  flat or hilly, paved or unpaved, easy cruise or challenging workout.  No fee/pass is required.     A two-page road bike map of Sawyer County can be found here:  Road Bike Map Overview and Road Bike Map Detail.

Mountain/Off-road biking

Thanks largely to the efforts of CAMBA (the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association), our area offers over 300 miles of bike trails:

  • 125 miles of sweet single track, including 75 miles of interconnected trails
  • 200 miles of other mapped and marked off-road routes
  • 50 miles of groomed winter fat bike trails and routes
  • Hundreds of miles of remote, low-traffic, scenic gravel riding.
  • Tuscobia State Trail is a 74-mile trail open to biking year-round (trail is not groomed); for more information, call 715-266-7032.

The CAMBA system offers trail experiences ranging from easy, flow-style beginner trails to very challenging singletrack.  The CAMBA Trail Guide, an overview map of the system, can be found at area bike shops or at the Hayward Visitor Center.  It—and more detailed cluster maps—can also be purchased online here.  A report of current trail conditions can be found here.

Hayward Lakes Bike Trails
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Winter Fat Biking

Of the 300+ miles in the CAMBA system, over 50 of them are groomed throughout the winter for fat biking.  Beginners looking for a new adventure, or experienced riders who just want to go fast, might check out the Hospital Gateway Trails or the Big Easy Loop at OO.  Moderately challenging trails can be found at Hatchery Creek County Park, and more difficult trails lie in the thickly wooded Seeley Hills area. You can find information and maps for those trails here.  The conditions at specific trails, hazard information, and recommended tire pressures can be found here.

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