Namakagon Loop

A flowier alternative to the Rock Lake Loop.

Mountain Biking Moderate

Distance
17 km
Ascent
325 m
Descent
325 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
433 m
High Point
484 m
Gradient
Namakagon Loop Map

The Namakagon Loop offers a slightly easier alternative to the nearby Rock Lake trail. This singletrack loop is much less rocky and instead offers fast, flowy singletrack hidden deep beneath the canopy of the northwoods. Sections of wide-open singletrack beg you to get up on the pedals and hammer, but you need to be ready to lean into the impending corner to keep your speed up!

Description

CAMBA has been reworking some of the corners on the Namakagon Trail to make them flow better and for the trail to be much more bike-friendly overall. Despite the trail work, you'll still be reminded that this is a mountain bike ride! Roots and rocks can be found throughout the trail, and while this is definitely a cross-country ride, be prepared to negotiate a few technical challenges.

For an even longer ride that incorporates the Namakagon Loop, be sure to check out the Rock Lake IMBA Epic.

Difficulty

Moderate

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.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October, November

Features

  • Flow
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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