Cam-Rock Park Area 3
ElevationAscent: 521' 159 m
Descent: -521' -159 m
High: 943' 287 m
Low: 822' 251 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)
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“Fairly short but fun singletrack. Some areas of technical riding.”— Nate Castner
- All riders much purchase a Dane County Trail Pass ($16 annually or $5 daily). Passes can be purchased at the park kiosks or online under the "Trail Permits" section, here.
- Trails are well signed and mapped. Each trail sign has an emergency code. Use that code with 911 if you are in an emergency and they will know exactly where you are and how they can best get to you.
From the parking area at CamRock 3, check out the views down the valley from the top of the hill. There are three options to choose from to start downhill. Getting Started is the easiest option and is still fun. But the tight and steep berms of Beer Run are the local's favorite.
Next, make your way north along Mayor's Meander and then onto the west side of the Corp Connector Loop at the Rockdale Roundabout. You'll find lots of meadows and prairies typical of CamRock. If you're out riding at the right time of year, the blooms are simply amazing and can be tall enough to tower over your head. Anticipate some quicky punch climbs and bermed downhills. Be sure to throw in Heather's Hill into the mix for some added flavor.
At the top of the Corp Connector Loop, head left onto IMBA Influence or Area 51 to reach the start of the Outback Trail. This pouplar trail is really intermediate, but it has expert options. Try your skill and test your mettle here on plenty of log rides, bridges, berms, step-ups, and even a huge tree/log ride called Big Woody that is over four feet off the ground. That will keep your attention! But don't fret, all of the more technical features have ride-around options. Riders could also stick to IMBA Influence and Veritas for easier passage.
Follow Veritas back down to the Corp Connector Two-Way Trail and turn right to reconnect to the Corp Connector Loop. This time, continue straight to ride south along the east side of the loop. After a bit of pedalling, riders will reach the start of Raspberry Fields where the fun really gets going. You'll fly over some rollers before it feeds into Rip N Ride.
This local's favorite is the perfect time to let er' rip and ride it out! It has air, step-downs, and berms through a big 'ol gully that is a blast. Or just take it a little slower to lower the challenge - it's still fun either way. In the summer season there are beautiful praire blooms here. Once back on the Corp Connector Loop, follow it to the Rockdale Roundabout.
Last on this route are the wooded sections of Turn It Up, Stonefly, Woodchuck, Corkscrew, and Rattlesnake. These are all beautiful old-growth Oak forested areas, and the original sections of CamRock Trail. As such, there's a lot of up and down. These trails have been improved to make them more sustainable, but they managed to keep their "old school" feel. You won't find rolling flow trail here. Instead, there are sections of tech where the singletrack travels through old rock quarries. Expect some rock and areas of loose tread that can be intemidating for newer riders.
The end of Rattlesnake will despoit riders back at the parking area at the start of the ride. Either go in search of refershement at the Rockdale Bar and Grill, or head out for some more riding!