Rock Lake

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.81 out of 5
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Intermediate
12
miles

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↑ 1,300 ft
↓ 900 ft
1,461
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Unrelenting hilly terrain over moderately technical trails through deep forest with many wilderness lakes. Lots of climbing and contoured trail. Two cut offs for shorter ride. Hildebrand Lake Loop of 3 miles is the most technical of all the CAMBA trails.
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Trail Features
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (16 total check-ins)
  FastNast   on Oct 21, 2017
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  John Jackson   on Aug 13, 2017
  TheMayor   on Jul 16, 2017
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Gramcounter


September 6, 2017
Brandon M Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great trail and worth the trip over to ride it! Some technical areas, with great forest views during the ride.

Similar Trail: Ojibwa trail and the HPT near Lacrosse

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Bunny Hop

July 19, 2017
cspargen Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I rode Rock Lake on a beautiful Saturday afternoon with hero dirt to be had in abundance. I had to skip the epic ride because of time constraints, as well as the fact that this trail required more upper body strength and lower speed tech skills than I anticipated. It had an old school feel and could really make you pay in certain areas. I enjoyed the challenge though and it was pretty well laid out (thankful for a dropper!). The rocks weren't unmanageable, but taking the wrong line could mean trouble cleaning a couple climbs or descents without risking your chainring. The signage was great as I experienced earlier @ CAMBA's Seeley Pass, Flow Mama, and High Point. I also felt quite secluded during this loop with next to no other noises other than nature and my hub and shocks. Definitely recommend this trail; I initially gave it a 4 because I felt it was a little slow in areas where I wanted more speed and jumps or kickers...however after giving it more thought, just because I would like a trail a certain way in a couple areas doesn't mean it should suffer in its rating. This trail was the complete package for a technical trail ride. If you are looking for jumps and large berms, I recommend the Seeley Pass/Flow Mama/High Point ride not too far away. This trail is designed to provide oneness with nature while testing your rock skills, and it certainly delivers on that.

Similar Trail: Blue River Park, Swope, (KC) Rocky Sections of Lebanon (MN)

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Gnarly


June 8, 2017
jasfoto Gnarly  
 
Review: Wow! That was a workout. Rode the Black trail for the first time. Fun and challenging for my intermediate skills. Lots of rocks. Ridable, but there are a lot of them. Some beautiful scenery to keep you rolling and encouraged. Trail is well maintained and marked. Bet it is truly amazing in the fall.

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Gramcounter

July 3, 2014
Badgerfan Gramcounter  
 
Review: This trail is absolutely beautiful and challenging. There is two things I would highly recommend when taking on this trail; 1. Bring bug spray and carry it on you. I sprayed myself before the ride but after sweating it wore off and I now have literally hundreds of mosquito bites! 2. If you plan on riding the other trails on this cluster do the blacks first. I put about 20 miles on before trying it and I took a couple wrong turns and the trail got the better of me. There isn't water out there and ended up having to drink lake water unfiltered (not sick yet!!!) lol The next time I go I will park at the town hall trailhead since it's free rock lake trail head you have to pay

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Doubletrack

January 2, 2014
Eric Foltz Doubletrack  
 
Review: Easily one of the best areas east of the Rockies. Along with Rock Lake, there are a ton of other trails in the area that can be linked together for some truly epic days on the bike. Nothing real technical, just a lot of fun.

Similar Trail: Kettle-Moraine (WI), Potawatami

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Singletrack


October 11, 2013
stumpyfsr Singletrack  
 
Review: Awesome trails. Don't be scared by "Expert" signs - everything rideable. Rock Lake loop is a continious rock garden. Blue and Green loops are faster and even beginners will enjoy it.
Wallstreet was a sweet spot. And I was glad to have full suspension over here.
Trails are maintained very well and a pure pleasure to ride.

Similar Trail: Nicolet Forest.

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Singletrack


October 15, 2013
stumpyfsr Singletrack  
 
Review: Jeff, I rode there about two weeks ago and also had a great time. Wish I knew you in the area so we could arrange a ride. Tried to PM you but it didn't go through for some reason

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Singletrack


October 11, 2013
 
Review: Were you just out here? I rode Rock Lake on Tuesday and it was a blast!

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Granny Gear

September 13, 2013
endokingMN Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great ride deep into the woods and past remote lakes of northern Wisconsin. I saw only one other rider the whole time, and this was on a summer Saturday. It's basically an intermediate trail, flows well for the length. There are a couple of dicey spots (like the Wall Street feature), and after 2-3 hrs of hours of riding nearly continuous rock-strewn trail you'll be sore. But it's a sweet ride, and a refreshing change of scene and terrain from urban singletrack. You can connect to many other trails via Rock Lake, so it's possible to extend your ride, or bail to green if the rocks start to wear you down.

Similar Trail: Hatchery Creek, Makwa

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Trailblazer

October 14, 2011
 
Review: Had the privilege of getting to ride this trail on my family's past summer trip to Wisconsin. I didn't have a whole lot of time to ride this trail, but the parts that I did ride were a LOT of fun. A great up-and-down workout, with lots of technical rocky sections (hence the name). If you are ever in the area you should definitely check this out, or make it part of a bike trip destination. I'd say from what I rode, a good portion of the trails are intermediate, but there were also some parts that were Black Diamond. Another trail that I rode while I was in Wisconsin was Nine Mile Trail, which is also great.

Similar Trail: Nine Mile Trail

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Granny Gear

August 12, 2011
PapaD Granny Gear  
 
Review: Sweet flowing single track with lots of rocks. Many large boulders to ride over. Includes a feature called Wallstreet that is an armored steep descent with drops that is heart stopping! New trail is continually being built here so there is always something new to ride. A must do!

Similar Trail: Copper Harbor in Michigan is the closest thing I can think of.

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Gnarly


November 12, 2010
PHRANQUY Gnarly  
 
Review: I was out here with a few friends mid October, so the leaves were all down, but still got to enjoy the fall colors. Being as close to the Minneapolis area as it is, I'm surprised I'd never been here before. The trail is pretty well marked for the most part and fairly easy to follow even with all the leaves on the ground. I will definitely be returning to visit in the Spring/Summer next year, but will have to plan my trips around "Mosquito Season", as dealing with those little buggers is never fun.

Similar Trail: Hatchery Creek, Mosquito Brook and Makwa are all near by and also good rides. I recommend stopping at one of the local bike shops and picking up a complete CAMBA trail map set. Nine Mile State Forest in Wausau is also pretty similar, and a few of the tr

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