CAMBA: Hayward and Seeley Clusters

4.40 out of 5
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↑ 2,100 ft
↓ 900 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
This is one of the more popular sections of the CAMBA trail system and includes favorites like Makwa and Hatchery Creek trails. The trails in this section parallel and criss cross the Birkie Trail.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (5)
System Trails (5)
Makwa Trail
Hatchery Creek Trail
Seeley Pass Trail
Hospital Gateway
Flow Mama
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Reviews (5)


June 11, 2019
addy87 Gramcounter  
Review: I rode the Seely Pass to the Flowmama trail. I started out on the southern trail head and immediately ran into a large female hiking group. They were the most polite ladies I have ever encountered on a trail. They yielded and told me how many were in their group so while I was a bit startled, all was well.

The trail is mostly flow with some rocks and roots but nothing too technical. There are lots of places to pick up speed but a bit of caution is in order if you don't know the trail. Trees are all around and you fly by them closely and often find yourself going between them. There are a couple of features that are fun but nothing too technical (except for the log section). Most of the trail is in heavy timber so once all the hikers were gone, it was just me.

Everything is clearly marked and I had no issues with crossing the Birkie trail multiple times, both in direction and flow.

This is an out and back trail that is in excellent condition and nicely maintained.

CAMBA does a great job with the system. There are maps at all major intersections or you can buy maps at the Hayward bike shops for $15.00 for the set. The money goes to support the trail system so worth it in my opinion.

July 27, 2016
Review: Easy trails as per CAMBA trail map not maintained all the way thru.Many are not loops or pass thrus but are out and backs with turn around and with frequent branch offs with turn arounds. Some advanced trails are also no longer maintained. Makwa is in good shape- recommend riding this from Seeley or Gravel Pit south. Trailhead at Mosquito Brook yields an immediate and relentless uphill climb with lots of "taters" in track and zero to few pops for momentum. If you start at Mosquito Brook follow Phipps or Birkie Trail WELL north, past H10, then join Makwa or take Birkie south. That ride rocks! It's sad that a lot of the easy trails in Hayward Cluster are no longer maintained. This could be a really friendly place for people getting into the sport or for those who just like a moderate ride on bumpy forest roads/XC.

November 3, 2015
Review: I have to admit that my family and I only were able to ride a small portion of what is available in the area during our short two day trip. That being said, we spent significant amounts of time pouring over reviews, trail descriptions, and maps to determine which trails would suit us best since we have two kids riding with us. They are 6 and 8 years old and have a decent amount of experience in the saddle. We skipped trails that sounded like there were going to be long stretches of double track, roads, or significant climbs. We were able to ride two different sections that were 100% single track and were fun for everyone. We are already planning a trip back to the area for early next spring to explore some more options. The trails were very well marked with maps and numbers at all of the intersections. This made it easy to keep track of where we were and start heading back when the kids legs were telling them it was time.

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Bunny Hop

June 3, 2015
Review: Great trails through northern hardwood forests, nothing too technical, some up and down slight hills, but trail has nice flow.

Granny Gear

August 15, 2014
Hank33 Granny Gear  
Review: Rode the Makwa and Hatchery Creek trails in early August. I found both very good intermediate trails. Beautiful singletracks through the forest. Hatchery Creek had some built up sections that you could get airborne if you wanted to; this was on the section returning to Mosquito Brook Rd trailhead.

CAMBA: Hayward and Seeley Clusters MTB Trail 4.40 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.
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