Trails South of Cable, WI
We help to maintain 3 Trails South of downtown Cable, WI: Heaven (HVN), Heaven Extended (HVN X), and Tortoise (TRTS). All three are East of HWY 63 and West of Randysek Road. HVN and TRTS are within Bayfield County Forestland with access points off Randysek, and HVN X is on a large tract of private land directly to the West of HVN’s far point. There is next to no signage on these trails, so TAKE OUR TOUR(!) or know where you are going! All three, but HVN X in particular, are pretty damn remote, so be prepared (parts, tools, hydration, nutrition, some medical gear, extra layers, and communication devices with service) or leave it to us and TAKE OUR TOUR!
HVN is for ADVANCED riders, snowshoeing, and Nordic skiing as it contains steep pitches, rougher trail, and one uphill that is most likely a hike! It features both open power lines-style and deep forest primitive 2-track riding. The only signage on the whole trail is at its base where Randysek meets HVN’s entry/exit point, which is just South of the power lines and about 100 yards North of the North End Cabin. Those signs are a Double Black Diamond sign and a Caution Motor/Silent Sports Multi-Use Area sign. HVN’s turnaround point (the far point) is on the power lines, up the hike, at the deer stand. With beautiful views in all directions, it’s a great place to catch your breath and gear up for the face-ripping, gravity-based downhill you just climbed! Tip 1: once you make the initial minute and 15 second climb up from Randysek, go right on the 2-track out to the power lines, go left at the lines, and follow the power lines to the deer stand. Tip 2: once you come down the face-ripper and the following hill, look to your right to cut into the wooded 2-track, and follow same down to Randysek (go left where trails split until you get back to the initial climb (up from the Randysek end point where you went out to the power lines for the first time) and go to your right down to Randysek). HVN is open so long as Bayfield County Forestry and/or CAMBA has not closed area trails, so it is generally open during Summer, Fall (except during deer season), and Winter seasons. We groom HVN in the Winter for Snow Biking as much as we can!
Heaven Extended (HVN X)
HVN X, like HVN, is for those with ADVANCED skills due to several enormous steeps and prolonged climbs, but unlike HVN, HVN X is only open for snow biking, snowshoeing, and Nordic skiing from December 1 thru March 31. Yes, that is right, HVN X is a WINTER ONLY Silent Sports Trail. HVN X starts and ends to the West of HVN’s deer stand. Follow our 33” groomed path. HVN X is a big-ass loop, baby! It is the real deal! Tip: when going down the barn burner steep heading West from the deer stand, go to your left when down in the valley. We groom when we can!
TRTS is for INTERMEDIATE snow bikers. No bicycles are allowed on TRTS any other time of year. TRTS is also a snowmobile route, so exercise extreme CAUTION/play defense! Do not wear ear buds, keep your senses alert. Tip 1: pull off to the side when you hear snowmobiles and figure they are not looking for you. TRTS is best categorized as a cross country training route. In other words, get ready for some sustained climbing. Snow drifting does happen on this trail, so Tip 2: we groom on the Western side of the trail. TRTS has no Snow Bike signage. The Northern Entry off Randysek is at the Southeastern corner of the Deer Ex-Closure fence. Tip 3: when starting TRTS from its Northern Entry, you follow the fenced Deer Ex-Closure for about 200 yards, then go left at the split so you are heading away from the Ex-Closure in a perpendicular fashion (and visa versa when heading North from TRTS’s Southern Entry off Randysek). Tip 4: TRTS’s Southern Entry is marked by a yellow Timber Sale sign. We groom when we can!
For a self-guided tour...
Remember, if you want a self-guided tour, check out our shop in downtown Cable and rent our higher-end Borealis Flume fat bikes and Tubbs Wilderness 30 snowshoes. And don’t forget about us when it comes to purchasing off-road cycling apparel.
Have a ton of safe fun!!!