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Makwa -> Hatchery Lollipop

According to CAMBA, "you will love this ride!"

Mountain Biking Moderate

47 km
696 m
697 m
3-4 hrs
Low Point
376 m
High Point
475 m
Makwa -> Hatchery Lollipop Map

For an entertaining, remote ride through the CAMBA Trail system, dubbed the "Singletrack Capital of the Midwest," consider pedaling the Makwa Trail to the Hatchery Loop, and back again. This trail system in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is home to over 300 miles of trail, making it difficult to pick the perfect ride. But the Makwa Trail to Hatchery receives rave reviews from riders all over the internet.


CAMBA's high-quality trail building is fully on display on this ride. High-quality bench cut singletrack provides delightful swoop and flow, creating such an entertaining ride quality that you'll be covering miles upon miles of singletrack before you even realize just how far you've pedaled! CAMBA themselves characterizes the Makwa trail as "twisting, climbing, fun, flowing singletrack," asserting that "you will love this ride!"

The Hatchery Trail, the loop reward on the end of this lollipop, consists of "rolling singletrack, moderately technical through glaciated terrain," according to CAMBA. It's "not a beginner's trail, but a thoroughly fun singletrack romp."

Hatchery is located just outside the town of Hayward, which serves as a tourism hub in Northern Wisconsin. With in-town tourism attractions, lodging, food, and craft beer, Hayward is the perfect basecamp for riding in the area (if you don't want to camp). Consequently, Hatchery is one of the most easily-accessible trails in the massive CAMBA trail system. If the 29.5-mile lollipop route mapped here is too much for you, consider just riding the 8.9-mile Hatchery trail which offers "1, 2, 4, 6, and 7 mile cut-offs."



Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between May and November


  • Flow
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Roots

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