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From Cable to Hayward.
73+ km trails groomed for skate
100+ km trails groomed for classic
5.0 km lighted for night skiing
The trails are suitable for intermediates.
Multiple trailheads so you may ski shorter segments, along with several loop routes.
Snowshoe Trails: Yes, separate trail system.
A world class nordic skiing trail, the Birkie is a massive, 107 km trail system with often-impeccable grooming and beautiful, scenic trails. Next to Minocqua Winter Park, this is the best of cross-country skiing in Wisconsin - especially for skate-skiers who love to put their heads down and just go; kilometer after kilometer. Check out the Birkie Trail Website for more information.
"The 107 kilometer Birkie Trail system attracts skiers, runners, bikers, trekkers, and hikers, from casual day-trippers to elite superstars. The Birkie trail was built for all silent sports enthusiasts to enjoy. The non-profit 501(c)(3) American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation maintains 100% of the trail system. Donations to help cover the annual maintenance costs are welcome. You can help with a personal donation which may be tax deductible (consult your tax professional) and by joining the Foundation." _birkie.com
The Birkie and Birkie Classic Trails are maintained by the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation year around.
PARTNERSHIP / TRAIL MANAGEMENT
Daily Adult Pass: $10
Daily Youth Pass: $5
Annual Adult Pass: $50
Annual Youth Pass: $25
Daily Family, Daily Team Bus, & Annual Family passes available!
North End Cabin: parking, pit toilet, warming building, water
Timber Trail: parking, pit toilet
Boedecker Cabin: parking, pit toilet, warming building
OO Trailhead: parking, pit toilet, warming building, water
Mosquito Brook Rd: parking, pit toilet
Fish Hatchery: parking, pit toilet, warming building, water
On-Site Equipment Rentals: No
IN THE AREA
Motels, resorts, shopping, food, & gas (Cable & Hayward).
Retail sporting goods & equipment rentals (Hayward).
North End Cabin: From the intersection of County M and Randysek Rd in Cable, take to Randysek Rd south 2.0 miles to the trailhead.
Timber Trail: From the intersection of County M and Randysek Rd in Cable, take to Randysek Rd south 3.3 miles and turn left (east) onto Timber Trail Rd and drive 0.9 miles to the trailhead.
Birkie Ridge: The Birkie Ridge trailhead is on Highway 63 (east side of the road), 4.8 miles south of the Highway 63 and County M intersection in Cable.
County OO: From the Hwy's 63 and 77 intersection in Hayward, go 9.4 miles north on Hwy 63 to County OO, turn right (east) onto County OO and drive 3.4 miles to the trailhead
Mosquito Brook Rd: From the Hwy's 63 and 77 intersection in Hayward, take Hwy 63 north 3.0 miles and turn right (east) onto W Phipps Rd, go 1.7 miles and turn right (east) onto Phipps Firelane at Phipps Tavern. Go 0.4 miles and turn right (south) onto Mosquito Brook Rd. Go 0.9 miles to the trailhead.
Fish Hatchery: From Hwy 63 in Hayward, go east on Hwy 77 for 2.1 miles to Hatchery Rd. Turn left (north) onto Fish Hatchery Rd and go 0.7 mile to the trailhead.
Website: The Birkie Trail