With the recent five or six inches of snow that fell on CAMBAland, the Chequamegon Forest is frosted in a beautiful fluffy white. Those first flakes were all the encouragement CAMBA’s crew of groomers needed to jump onto their Tundras and Rokons, and hit the winter trails. Since that first accumulation, Mother Nature has continued to bless us with more of the white stuff, and we are happy to announce the Northwoods Winter Wonderland is OPEN!
We want to invite you all to put a few psi in your fat tires, stuff a hat under your helmet and come out to enjoy the groomed CAMBA winter trail network. With another winter storm in the forecast, you may want to check out the Trail Conditions page at cambatrails.org before you pick which trails to ride. Our groomers keep that page up to date with when the trail was groomed last, when it will be groomed next, surface conditions and closures.
You can also see the overall network of groomed trails on our winter trails map page. Note that new this year, we are grooming the first part of Hatchery Creek too! We hope to add that to the winter trail maps soon.
If you are coming from out of town, be advised the gravel forest roads are frozen and iced over, and we have about eight inches of ice on most lakes. So you might want to consider studded tires for an extra level of confidence and to enjoy riding the hundreds of miles of rolling gravel roads and many gorgeous area lakes.
The Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association invests a lot of time and money keeping these trails rideable in the winter. At the peak of the season, we maintain around 50 miles of groomed trails. We have a big group of dedicated volunteers, who spend countless hours horsing snowmobiles, Rokons, and drags through the narrow, hilly trails. Snowmobiles tip over, drags need to be changed for varying conditions, everything breaks, and it all can be exhausting. But they love to ride as much as you do, so they put in the long, cold hours to create rideable ribbons of joy through the big woods.
If you want to support our work, you canjoin CAMBA as a member, make a general donation, or contribute to our end of the year GoFundMe campaign.
Now get out there and git sum!