Cable Cluster

Cable, Wisconsin

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The Cable Cluster is located at the heart of the CAMBA system. The name Cable is synonymous with great mountain biking, and the Telemark resort— which serves as one of the two trailheads for this cluster—is the finish for the annual Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival race. The area is densely wooded and the terrain shows the distinct markings of glaciation, with esker ridges and kettle depressions as landmarks on many trails. Just over 45 miles of trail are found here, covering a variety of terrain from singletrack to paved and gravel roads. While the riding is tough and appears to be fairly spread out in terms of distance, in comparison to some of the CAMBA riding further to the north, it is far more technical and condensed. The riding is tough because of the distance, just over 15 miles, but several cut-offs allow riders who have had enough to cash in early. The woods fly by in a blur as the trails roll through the hills, helping to carry momentum from each descent through the next climb. The Esker Trail and Nature Trail are the two most challenging of the five loops, both distinctly different from each other.
Mountain Biking Wisconsin

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Mountain Biking Wisconsin

by Colby Thor Waller (Falcon Guides)

The Cable Cluster is located at the heart of the CAMBA system. The name Cable is synonymous with great mountain biking, and the Telemark resort— which serves as one of the two trailheads for this cluster—is the finish for the annual Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival race. The area is densely wooded and the terrain shows the distinct markings of glaciation, with esker ridges and kettle depressions as landmarks on many trails. Just over 45 miles of trail are found here, covering a variety of terrain from singletrack to paved and gravel roads.

While the riding is tough and appears to be fairly spread out in terms of distance, in comparison to some of the CAMBA riding further to the north, it is far more technical and condensed. The riding is tough because of the distance, just over 15 miles, but several cut-offs allow riders who have had enough to cash in early. The woods fly by in a blur as the trails roll through the hills, helping to carry momentum from each descent through the next climb. The Esker Trail and Nature Trail are the two most challenging of the five loops, both distinctly different from each other.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Cable
Distance: 47
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Season: Telemark begins catering to skiers as soon as the snow starts to fall in late October and early November. Winter in this area means snowmobiles and fourwheel drive vehicles. The riding is best in early spring just after the thaw and in fall when the trees have turned.
Local Maps: Available at trailheads or through CAMBA. The CAMBA package includes an area map and five cluster maps.
Driving Directions: Directions to Cable Cluster

Recent Trail Reviews

6/7/2002
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One of the very best mountain biking areas in the midwest. The trail system is well maintained and marked by an excellent local club. The trails range in difficulty from fast fireroads to fairly intense doubletrack climbs. A must do if you live in the midwest.


9/23/2001
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A trail system that keeps you occupied for days without backtracking! this is truly one of the best trail systems in Wisconsin. the degree of difficulty is very diverse and no matter what your skill level you can still enjoy the beautiful scenery around you.


10/28/2000
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The Cable area is truly about as good as it gets in the midwest. Plenty of variety in terrain, easy to technical. The best part is that the trail system is nearly endless. I easily rode three days all on different trails. This is a must do if you are nearby.


10/9/2000
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About the best there is in the Midwest: long, mostly singletrack and lovely scenery. Exceptionally well marked and tended by the mountain bike club in the area - they are really terrific. Maps of the whole system are widely available in town.


3/28/2000
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Excellent trail system. One of the best in Northwest Wisconsin.



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