Nestled in the scenic wilderness of northern Wisconsin, the Rock Lake Trail promises an exhilarating ride for mountain biking aficionados. It's a part of the CAMBA (Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association) trails and stands out for its moderate technicality and constant surprises. The trail takes you through deep forests, around remote lakes, and offers an undulating terrain that challenges and excites in equal measure.
To get there, one would embark on HWY 35 N from Minneapolis/St Paul MN, before switching to 8 East and finally 63 North to Cable. Located 7 miles east of Cable, WI, on Cty Hwy M, the trailhead parking serves multiple outdoor activities. Be prepared to pay a $5 parking fee, unless opting for the town hall trailhead.
While Rock Lake is moderately technical, it is the scenery and sense of isolation that elevate the experience. Riders report feeling 'one with nature', with minimal noise beyond the rumbling of their bike and the sounds of the forest. A rich variety of flora and fauna surrounds the trail, making it a perfect ride for nature enthusiasts.
Rock Lake Trail isn't just another mountain biking trail; it's an experience that combines natural beauty with technical challenges. Its unique features, like the Hildebrand Lake Loop and Wallstreet, as well as its serene forest settings, make it a must-ride trail for any mountain biking enthusiast.Whether you're a lone wolf rider or part of a biking community, this trail stands as a testament to the sheer thrill of mountain biking. Don't just take our word for it; gear up and experience it for yourself.