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Hospital Trails

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Hospital Trails

The Hospital Trails, considered a gem amongst the area trails, are located close to town behind the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital. There are 7.5 miles of trails used for hiking, running, walking and biking. The trails are a mix of flat and easy rolling terrain, winding around a lake and through pines and hardwoods. In the winter people enjoy skiing on the classic only ski trail maintained by HASTA (Hayward Area Ski Trails Association).

The trail system also includes the CAMBA Gateway Trail, providing over three miles of mountain bike trails. The trails provide a great experience for beginners and seasoned veterans of mountain biking. Class 1 e-bikes are allowed on the bike trails. The trail is maintained by CAMBA throughout the year, including grooming for fat biking during the winter months.

Hospital Trail Map


For those who are hiking, skiing or snowshoeing, parking to access the trail system is located on Hospital Road, about a ¼ mile east of State Hwy. 77.

Bikers should access the trail using the Water’s Edge entrance located on State Hwy. 77.  Just beyond Water’s Edge, at the end of the building, you will find ample parking and easy access to the Gateway Trail.

Hospital Trail Use Request

The Hospital Trails are available to groups and organizations that want to promote activities and events to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of our greater Hayward Lake Region.

Requests should meet the majority of the following to be granted permissions to use the trails:

  • Serves our primary market area (Sawyer, Washburn and Douglas counties)
  • Aligns with our mission, vision and strategic objectives
  • Focuses on improving the health and wellbeing of our community
  • Provides positive recognition for HAMHWE
  • Supports a local nonprofit organization

Trail Use Requirements for event exceeding 100 participants.

  • Hayward Area Memorial Hospital & Water’s Edge must be listed on Participant Waiver releasing HAMHWE of Liability.
  • Proof of insurance must be provided.
  • Submit copy of Participant Waiver and Proof of Insurance to camorgan@hamhwe.com or Cherie Morgan, Marketing Director, 11040 N State Rd 77, Hayward WI  54843
  • Complete and submit the form below.
  • You will be contacted after your application and insurance waiver are reviewed.

Trail Use Request Form

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