The Pokegema Trail is a "purpose built" mountain bike trail, meaning it was built to present a technically challenging four-mile ride. The tight and twisting single-track trail will constantly surprise you with sudden drops down to narrow foot-and-a-half wide boardwalks followed by short, steep climbs. Be sure to have your mud tires on because you'll need them on the single-track.They'll also be good on the roots and logs and for the soft sand on the northern part of the abandoned road. The single-track winds through beautiful stands of white pine, cedars and paper birch. Views of the bay are few, but are made more stunning by the shoreline stands of birch.
It's a shock when you pop out of the woods at the abandoned road and all your gear shifting and bike handling skills are no longer needed. You can choose to backtrack on the single-track to the trailhead or just cruise on the flat road. A great way to get a close look at Superior's harbor is to ride the Osaugie Trail (archived on www.travelwisconsin.com).
How to get there:
Hwy 35 south to Hwy 105, Right/west on 105. Follow 105 til you cross the Pokegama River. Parking is atthe intersection of 105 and Old 105. Trailhead is north across Hwy 105.