Esker Trail

Cable, Wisconsin 54821

Esker Trail

Esker Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Located in the Telemark Resort, 2 miles southeast of Cable. Highlights: Super steep climbs and descents, especially at the start of the trail; relentless rocks all the way across the esker; deep sand and roots for additional enjoyment. Tread: 1.9 miles on paved roads; 1.3 miles on gravel road; 3.8 miles on singletrack."

Esker Trail Reviews

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This is a nice ride -- neither the hills nor the sand were as bad as the guide made them sound. Except for the fairly high aerobic level of this ride, it is not difficult (no particular technical challenges). The intial hills are a workout, but then the terrain becomes rolling. I saw deer frequently and a bear up in the "meadow" portion of the ride! I combined this ride with the later portion of the "Short & Fat" (by taking Spider Lake Fire Lane down to Timber Trail). This made a very nice afternoon of riding. but, the additional hills on the Birkie Trail might be more than some riders want.
This is truly one of my favorite trails ever. Beautiful, beautiful scenery, gut busting climbs, ripping meadow descents. Do it by yourself, or share the experience with a friend. This trail is WORTH the drive.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
45 to 60 minutes
1,350 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,460 feet
Top Elevation
Telemark Resort
Local Contacts
Chequamegon National Forest; USGS Cable, Lake Tahkodah, CAMBA
Local Maps

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Jul 2018