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Level: Intermediate
Length: 13 mi (20.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +356/ -230 ft
Total: 23 riders

Mountain Biking Makwa Trail

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#55 of 387 mountain bike trails in Wisconsin
#2,268 in the world

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.

First added by Jeff Barber on Oct 11, 2013. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Seeley, take Hwy OO east of Hwy 63 3.5 miles to the OO Trailhead.
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  • hollyanne99

    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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  • jasfoto

    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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  • crystalkovavcs

    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   ✓ supporter

    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

    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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  • Ryan Bushland

    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.

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  • ScorpionHimself

    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.

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  • Badgerfan

    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.

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  • Scott Anderson

    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.

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  • Martin Irmiter

    Nice maintained trail, good flow..

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