Staying in a town that has trails nearby is a real treat. Staying in a yurt that is 25 yards from the largest trail network in the midwest is like winning the treat lottery. A long weekend took a group of five to Wisconsin’s CAMBA trail system. With hundreds of miles of possible trails to ride, we ended up staying in a yurt in the middle of the woods, away from everything, but the trail.
Just a few miles out of town (Cable, WI), the county (Bayfield County) put up a yurt for those seeking to experience their beautiful surrounding landscape. Being on both mountain bike trails and on the Birkie Ski Trail, this Yurt is ready for anyone looking to experience silent sports right out their front door. 20 feet in diameter and room to sleep 6, the yurt has a wood stove to keep the winter or late night chill at bay. That’s about it. No electricity, no running water. Annnnnnnnnnnd that right there is perfect.
Special note on the accommodations, you park at the bottom of a hill and need to hike any and all gear up to the yurt, which is around a 1/3 of a mile into the woods. Pack smart.
The Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA), has dozens and dozens of miles of trails. Single track in the area is prime and we didn’t have the time to ride any where close to them all. What we experienced was typical of this area, consistent up and down. The trail is similar to Greenbush, to provide a local comparison, but much more pronounced. Meaning you’re going to have to work to get through it, but hey, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it. Make sure you ride the Rock Lake loop, extremely fun trail. Outside of that, take a long weekend and experience some amazing trails that are right here in Wisconsin, you won’t be disappointed!