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Level: Intermediate
Length: 40 mi (64.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +646/713 ft
Total: 94 riders
 

Mountain Biking CAMBA: Hayward and Seeley Clusters

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#24 of 381 mountain bike trails in Wisconsin
#608 in the world

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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  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
From Hayward, the Hatchery Creek trailhead is accessible off Hwy 77 east of town. On the Seeley side, the OO trailhead is off County Hwy OO east of Hwy 63.
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  • C Deuter
    Reviewing Hospital Gateway:
    *****

    Great, fast flow trails. These trails are great for all levels and ages. Some side features if you want to spice up your ride. Great job to the group who maintain these trails!

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  • hollyanne99
    Reviewing Seeley Pass Trail:
    *****

    This was one of my favorite trails in the CAMBA system. It's fast and flowy, and an awesome relief if you're coming off rocky Makwa. It rides well in both directions and is fun for all. A beginner can handle it, and an experienced rider can push turns and have fun with it. This is one I'll hit again when I go back!

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  • hollyanne99
    Reviewing Makwa Trail:
    ***

    This wasn't one of my favorites of the area, but it's a good old-school rocky trail. If it were by itself, I think I'd enjoy it more, but being around 100 miles of trail, much of it superb, this one just ranks lower for me. If you only have a couple days, I'd skip this one unless you were looking to do a point to point from Hayward to Cable. It's similar to Hatchery Creek.

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  • hollyanne99
    ***

    I found this trail to be unremarkable compared to the many others in the area. It is classic old-school rocky terrain. It is similar to Makwa. If you only have a few days in the area, I'd skip this one. However, if you're looking to do a point to point between Cable & Hayward, this one is necessary, and it's interesting to see the character of this one compared to others.

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  • hollyanne99
    ****

    The Hatchery Creek and Makwa trails were very similar to one another in my opinion. Classic hand-built trails that were quite rocky and I'd give these a 3. These aren't rocks that are technical to ride over, but they make for a bumpy ride. These weren't my favorites in the area, but it was nice to explore new trail. Seeley Pass was less rocky, more flow, and one of my favs in the entire area and it gets a 5. Great for all levels. This flows into Flow Mama which was similar. These are all two-way, so you need to watch out for other riders. I think they ride well in both directions.

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  • TK34
    Reviewing Flow Mama:
    ****

    Flow Mama, Seeley Pass, and Ojibwe Trail are a great section of the CAMBA trails. Mostly flow type with limited tech options, but mixed with plenty of rocks and roots. Some climbs and declines, but nothing major since this is northern WI. Watch for 38 Special and Gravity Cavity off-shoot sections are a blast. Quickest trailhead access is TH38. Not much for scenery as this is densely wooded back country.

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  • Bobzer68
    Reviewing Seeley Pass Trail:
    ****

    Great trail to ride. Flow Mamma is awesome. Make sure to do gravity cavity. Fun little section. The track is an out and back so be careful on some of the blind curves.

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  • addy87
    ****

    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.

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  • TK34
    Reviewing Seeley Pass Trail:
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    3 stars, but I try to be stingy with the 5 stars and please read these comments. When you include FlowMama section, this is my favorite flow trail in CAMBA. The 3 optional off-shoot sections are a blast. I would rate this 4 stars (which puts it on par with Duluth or Twin Cities trails), but I prefer a one-direction loop trail rather than this kind of both direction out-and-back. If there was a 15-20 mile loop, I wouldn't hesitate to go 4 stars.

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  • Apvdh
    *****

    I really liked this trail. Plenty of roots and rocks to keep you on your toes. Loop took me about and hour but advanced riders will be able to do it far less time. Try to hit it in the fall when the colors are best and the mosquitoes are mostly gone. Looking forward to exploring more CAMBA trails.

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  • jasfoto
    Reviewing Seeley Pass Trail:
    *****

    Wonderful trail. Rode from the OO trail head north up to the Gravity Cavity and back. It was a little wet out but the trail was in great shape. Signage was good. Trail had some good climbs to make you work a bit and some fun, flowy sections. Fairly rocky trail surface but nothing a beginner couldn't handle or ride around.

    CAMBA does a great job on their trails!

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  • jasfoto
    Reviewing Makwa Trail:
    ****

    Really enjoyed riding this trail. Only saw a portion of it though. Well marked and maintained, this trail winds through the Wisconsin north woods giving you some wonderful scenery. Not overly technical, but enough rocks, roots, bridges and berms to keep you on your toes.

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  • jasfoto
    ****

    Fun, challenging trail. Was just able to ride a small portion of it as the wife was with me and she's still learning. Rocky and rooty for sure. Well maintained and marked. Looking forward to checking it out again for a more extended ride.

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  • crystalkovavcs
    Reviewing Makwa Trail:
    *****

    GREAT trail. We rode from mosquito brook to gravel pit today. Trails was amazing. Once you get going it flows great.

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  • PHRANQUY
    Reviewing Makwa Trail:
    *****

    This is a great section of constantly evolving trail. Over the years it's seen some changes due to logging and blow downs, but they always seem to bring it back and keep it fun. Some parts definitely have an older feel, which I like, others are more modern and flowy allowing you to carry more speed.

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  • EndoPlum
    Reviewing Makwa Trail:
    ****

    Rode this point to point this month (10/15) Cty OO to Mosquito Creek TH. Flowing with some rocks and roots. No hard climbs. Not as much fun as Flow Mama or Seeley Pass.

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