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American Birkebeiner Trail

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Best skiing around

Trails are well maintained. Great for most levels of skiing. Classic and skate. Couple of ski... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bike race drew me to Hayward and Cable

I have been on the trail twice. Both times as a participant in the Fat Tire Festival/Cheq 40 bike... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Todd O
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50+ mile hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoe trail that runs between 2 small towns in northern Wisconsin
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from Cable, WI to Hayward, WI, 14269W Nordic Lane, Hayward, WI
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Trails are well maintained. Great for most levels of skiing. Classic and skate. Couple of ski chalets. Some lighted loops. Great winter fun

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I have been on the trail twice. Both times as a participant in the Fat Tire Festival/Cheq 40 bike race. I enjoyed Hayward during race weekend. Great bars and happy people. I hear the fishing is good but have not tried it. The birkebeiner trail...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Our niece did the 55km classic. There are a number of places for spectators to watch. One bad thing--the app for tracking spectators doesn't work that well. We kept waiting at a checkpoint and then it would tell us that she had passed. So we...More

Thank often_crabby-travele
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Wow wow wow ...... after all the training, work outs ...... fantastic, best, trail We watched our son’s first Birkie and we did the shorter one What an experience to enjoy as a family Locals so friendly

Thank Steven A
Reviewed 26 January 2018

After the cancellation in 2017, we are looking forward to a great Birkie this year. We live very close to the trail, and watch the skiers cross Lake Hayward toward the downtown finish line. Some still energetic, and some barely continuing on. But not quitting....More

Thank Chuck M
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Over 100 kilometers of beautiful trails in the north woods of Wisconsin. The trails are beautifully groomed by the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation and are available for silent sports enthusiasts nearly 365 days per year. Skiers, runners, bikers, hikers, walkers and adventurous spirits love spending...More

Thank Life-in-the-North
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is the home of the American Birkebeiner, & as such it is amazing. It requires a trail pass, & is well maintained. Only downside is there aren't really any good, lengthy ski loops where you can just park, ski, & be done (it's really...More

Thank L F
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We are fans of the Birkie Trail mainly because of having skied the race 25 times, but this system offers so much more for participants of many sports. Hiking, running, mountain and snow biking .... it is a fantastic resource which is well cared for...More

Thank sldufhglviuser
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Birkie trail is over 100km of trails and offers world class skiing. It is professionally groomed year round. It has lots of great hills, mostly through wooded terrain. It is very wide, enough for 5-6 pople or so, and has spectacular views. Trails also include...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Skied from Hayward to OO. The trail was in great shape except for a couple of minor dirt spots and one icy downhill. Lots of uphills!

Thank Peggy F
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4 July 2018|
Response from Chuck M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But check out the BIRKIE website.They have many fat tire bike events throughout the year. You wouldn't want to get run over. The "BIRKIECAM" website will show you trail conditions. Also there are a couple of BIG... More
17 December 2016|
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Response from Chuck M | Reviewed this property |
Any body, regardless of ability or age, can participate. Be sure to register early.