CAMBA: Namakagon Cluster

4.53 out of 5
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↑ 3,200 ft
↓ 3,100 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Home of the IMBA Epic Rock Lake loop. The trails in this area are well marked and are rated from easier/novice to extremely difficult/expert. The expert trails feature continuous rock gardens while the easier trails are mostly grassy and fast. Follow the Epic signs to complete the Rock Lake Epic loop. Not too much climbing or descending; fast trails overall.
added by Jeff BarberWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Is this trail pet friendly? -cjkidd01

A: If they wear diapers! Sorry just kidding, But who likes waste in the middle of a trail

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System Trails (6)
System Trails (6)
Rock Lake
Namakagon Trail
Patsy Lake Trail
Treasure's Trace
Danky Dank
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  Samantha Lynn Butler   on Sep 29, 2018
  Badgerfan   on Jul 9, 2018
  Jared Koeller   on Jun 30, 2018
  Mark The Cannibal   on Jun 16, 2018
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Reviews (6)


July 10, 2018
Badgerfan Gramcounter  
Review: Really nice trail. It has great flow, some technical rocky area, and amazing views! Bring more food and water than you think you need because the maps are a little worn and hard to see. The trail forks app is very helpful to navigate. Bring lots of bug spray

Bunny Hop

May 26, 2015
jtjeepin Bunny Hop  
Review: Did the Namakagon Trail on Sunday. Great trail to have some fast fun riding...

Granny Gear

October 30, 2014
kelsco2 Granny Gear  
Review: Rode parts of this cluster with my wife October 16th. Parked at the Namakagon Town Hall Trailhead. Headed out on the Namakogon Trail which is an intermediate single track with a nice flow. Combines with the Glacier Trail, this was fast old double track. Took the Patsy Lake Trail south around the lake riding some double track before entering a nice piece of easy single track. Connected again with the Namakagon Trail to finish on fun intermediate singletrack. Overall 12.5 miles of great riding in the woods.

I would recommend the Patsy Lake Trail for beginners. The Namakagon Trail for advancing beginners and intermediate riders or just a fun ride. The Rock Lake Trail is also part of this cluster. Described as difficult to most difficult singletrack. I look forward to my return to attempt the Rock Lake Trail. An IMBA Epic Trail designation that is well deserved.


February 19, 2014
Review: The Namakagon trail cluster is the most complex of the CAMBA singletrack trail systems. There are many options to choose from. For the first time or occasional rider taking a map is a must. While the trail is well marked and there are maps at major intersections, carrying a map will help with the decision making at some of the more remote trail intersections. The Namakagon, Rock Lake and Patsy Lake trails can be ridden as a big loop (IMBA Epic route) or ridden individually in numerous configurations to adjust your ride distance and skill level to suit your taste. The IMBA Epic route offers everything from the smoothest flowing Patsy Lake trail to the rock gardens and obstacles of the Rock Lake trail. If you are doing the Epic route I suggest starting at the Namekagon TH as the start is a bit more gentle than the Rock Lake start and finishing with the buttery smooth Patsy Lake trail will be much easier on your weary bones than the harsh Rock Lake finish.

Similar Trail: Makwa, Hatchery, Seeley Pass, Ojibwe



March 16, 2014
Review: Kim, I can't help with the camping... other trails... ALL of the CAMBA singletrack is supreme. I would recommend, in addition to Namekagon, the Seeley Pass/Makwa trails in particular for beautiful flow. Beer... eat at the River's Eatery in Cable. Great wood fired pizzas, lots of beer options and great MTB friendly owners and atmosphere. Also, the Angry Minnow brew pub in Hayward.



March 16, 2014
Review: Thanks for the trail description Scott, we're going to be in the area in June or July for a couple days and wondering where the best riding is. This sounds like a good loop. Any other recommendations or info on places to camp (tiny egg trailer) or good local beers?


November 24, 2013
stumpyfsr Singletrack  
Review: It's a hidden gem in Wisconsin. Well built trails. Fast and fun

World Champ

October 11, 2013
Greg Heil World Champ  
Review: Expansive trail system in the beautiful Wisconsin Northwoods with challenging, entertaining trails. It's been quite a few years since I've ridden here, but I'd love to get back!

CAMBA: Namakagon Cluster MTB Trail 4.53 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.
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