The Hayward and Cable area is filled with trail running & hiking opportunities and has close access to endless options. If you’re willing to be adventurous and travel, the options within a 2 hour drive add to your long list!

Much of the Hayward and Cable area is surrounded by 1,000’s of acres of Bayfield, Sawyer, and Washburn County Land. County land is open to the public, which means that you can just head out into the woods and “bushwhack,” follow some logging roads, or just weave your way through an open patch of woods.

If you have any questions or are interested in adding to the list of trail running route ideas, please contact me at [email protected].


This is a list of routes that I’ve curated myself. You won’t necessarily find these recommendations and options put together in any other place. Do not use the pace as an accurate indication of the nature or difficulty of a specific trail – I stop to note things, take pictures, etc.

The distances likely will not be exact either due to tree cover, twists and turns, and different gps units. This list is in no particular order in terms of enjoyment or difficulty. You are using this list for information at your own risk.


  1. North End Ski Trail 5k Loop
  2. North End Snowshoe Trail Option #1 – 2.2 Mile


  1. Hayward Rec Forest 2.5 Miler
  2. Hatchery Creek 5 Mile Loop
  3. Hatchery Creek 9 Mile Loop to River
  4. Hatchery Creek 15 Mile Loop to Birkie Trail
  5. Hospital Trails 5 Miler


Birkie Trail Run


Below you’ll find some hiking options for local, quick options, as well as options for further away.

Cable Town Trails
North End Ski Trails
Birkie Trail


Check back as we get closer to Winter