Hayward Lakes area offers opportunities, challenges, and resources for any type of bike.
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.
Thanks largely to the efforts of CAMBA (the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association), our area offers over 300 miles of bike trails:
- 130 miles of sweet single track, including 75 miles of interconnected trails
- 200 miles of other mapped and marked off-road routes
- 70 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.
Other Resources for Bikers
- CAMBA maintains a helpful and compendious list of events coming up in the next year.
- Area bike shops are New Moon Ski & Bike and Riverbrook Bike & Ski.
- Information on mountain biking in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest can be found here, and information on road biking in the CNNF is located here.
The Best Bike Trails in the Northwoods: CAMBA
network of trails through Chequamegon
Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA) is a 501(c)3 responsible for the development and management of a regional mountain bike trail system of over 133 miles, and over 200+ miles of gravel routes.
The CAMBA trails lie in and around the beautiful Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest as well as northern Sawyer County – an incredible space to ride your mountain or gravel bike. CAMBA encourages you to ride safely, wear a helmet and respect the environment.