Makwa Trail

4.56 out of 5
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↑ 1,200 ft
↓ 800 ft
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
Great intermediate trail with a net elevation loss as you travel from the OO trailhead to the Mosquito Book trailhead. Lots of ups and downs and a few rocky sections but plenty of flow. This trail parallels and crosses the Birkie Trail along its length.
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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Recommended Trails
Recommended Trails
Seeley Pass Trail
Rock Lake
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (4 total check-ins)
  dgw2jr   on Sep 29, 2016
  jasfoto   on Aug 12, 2016
  Linestral   on Jul 10, 2016
  Amyfishgirl   on Jun 10, 2016
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Reviews (9)


September 20, 2016
jasfoto Gnarly  
Review: 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.

Similar Trail: Hatchery Creek

Granny Gear

December 20, 2015
Review: GREAT trail. We rode from mosquito brook to gravel pit today. Trails was amazing. Once you get going it flows great.


November 2, 2015
Review: 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.

Similar Trail: Hatchery Creek, Rock Lake

Granny Gear

October 26, 2015
EndoPlum Granny Gear  
Review: 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.

Similar Trail: Seeley Pass.

Granny Gear

August 7, 2015
Review: Rode this today. It was a great trail and maintained well. The elevation gain was gradual and easy to handle. My brother has not ridden for years and he was able to handle this trail.

Bunny Hop

June 3, 2015
Review: Nice flowing trail through Wisconsin northwoods, some roots and rocks but nothing really technical, slowly gaining altitude from Mosquito Brooke Trailhead. Wear DEET repellent, ticks can be heavy early to mid summer.


July 16, 2014
Badgerfan Gramcounter  
Review: Great trail to get out and really feel your bike. Not too difficult where most people can enjoy it other than some rock gardens that take some skill. Very scenic and wildlife is abundant.
Even the mosquitoes aren't too bad.


February 19, 2014
Review: This point to point, 2 way trail is a pure joy to ride. It can be combined with the Hatchery and/or Seeley Pass trails to make a truly epic ride. If you are riding this out and back I suggest starting at the Mosquito Brook TH at the south end since the trail trends uphill to the OO TH. This will make your return ride more pleasant. Be warned that the first mile and a half, starting at the MB TH has a bit more rocks and roots and may be intimidating to the novice rider but after that it turns into a pretty smooth, flowing ride.

Similar Trail: Hatchery, Seeley Pass, Patsy Lake, Namekagon

Granny Gear

December 10, 2013
Review: Nice maintained trail, good flow..

Makwa Trail MTB Trail 4.56 out of 5 based on 9 ratings. 9 user reviews.
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