Seeley Pass (aka FlowMama
) is a smooth, flow style trail that winds through public forest land and is maintained by CAMBA. Obstacles such as roots and rocks are infrequent making this a very accessible trail for beginners but can also challenge and bring excitement to more experienced riders who ride with more speed. The trail is highlighted by two unique gravity features and a 200 foot, challenging, log ride. The majority of the trail is 2-way with occasional one-way sections clearly marked.
The easiest access is at the OO Trailhead east of Seeley, WI on County Highway OO. The trail begins the north lot and is clearly marked. The trail can also be accessed from Boedecker Road and Camp 38 Road. A connector trail from Camp 38 Road Trailhead is expected to be completed in 2014-2015.
From OO, the trail starts off with a rapid, winding descent and which takes you across Janet Road. After a couple of miles you'll reach Pothole Plunge which features a newly constructed, 0.7 mile, winding descent to the bottom of Martel's Pothole. The old trail is still open but has been designated as a one-way uphill line due to safety concerns. From the bottom of Martel's Pothole, you'll need to conquer a steady climb over the next mile or so and eventually cross Boedecker Road (approx. 5 miles from OO).
The trail continues across Boedecker and after about 2 miles you'll cross Seeley Fire Tower/Randysek Road. From there, you'll enjoy another enjoyable descent down to "The Ballfield" where a sign commemorates the construction of the final leg of the longest singletrack trail in the midwest, connecting Hayward to Cable.
From The Ballfield north, you'll endure a steady climb of almost 400 feet over 1.8 miles to "High Point" where a sign marks the point of highest elevation along the famous American Birkebeiner XC ski trail. On the way, be sure to drop in the Gravity Cavity, a gravity feature that offers a rhythmic, side-to-side drop through wooded terrain. Nearby, take your shot at a 200 foot, downhill, turning log ride.
From High Point to Camp 38 Road you'll understand why this trail has been nicknamed FlowMama
. Close to Camp 38, you'll get a crack at another gravity feature named .38 Special. By the time you reach Camp 38 Road, you should be grinning ear-to-ear. If you need more, keep heading north of Camp 38 and you'll connect with the Ojibwe
Trail which offers some old-school singletrack riding with recent updates and reroutes.