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Rock Lake

Cable, WI

A linkup of tight, challenging and fun singletrack trails spanning more than 30 miles in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The deep-forest North Woods riding creates a memorable experience that any mountain biker will savor. Mostly singletrack, with just a handful of wider sections and brief double track interludes, this route provides one of the longest skinny-trail journeys in the Upper Midwest.

Created and cared for by the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA), the Rock Lake Epic exemplifies the diversity of riding available on the extensive trail network that CAMBA maintains. In all, CAMBA’s tireless volunteers work on more than 300 miles of trail in Northwest Wisconsin.

A variety of features will task hard-charging experienced riders who tackle the ride, while intermediate riders can back off the pace to revel in the route’s flow and meandering character. The densely forested terrain features five beautiful wilderness lakes (and passes near three others), several of which have sweet, ride-in primitive campsites. The namesake Rock Lake Trail features plentiful drops, step-ups, and rock bridges — plus a 90-foot, 18-inch wide wood plank bridge thrown in for good measure. Next, pickup the Namakagon trail with fast riding segments punctuated by short, moderately technical bits, then cruise back to the car on the flowing Patsy Lake trail.

Additional Information:

IMBA Chapter: Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA)

Coffee: Brick House Cafe

Post Ride Refreshments: Rivers Eatery