Last week we completed a new starter loop for the full Laddies Loppet loop which will be used in the Expert race but is open for riding to all classes/riders the remainder of the season for daily riding. The new starter loop heads out on Mother North Star ski trail than right on Skaters Waltz ski trail , heading up to Kamikaze hill before picking up singletrack than making way to the lakeside singletrack. Starter loop includes a little bit of new and existing singletrack, doubletrack and singletrack ski trail. The starter loop can be bypassed by heading left on Skaters Waltz. The starter loop is around 2 miles in length. The loop is signed and marked.
New trail segment open and marked into the course. This new segment is near the end of the main loop on the east side off Mother North Star ski trail and is called North Star extension on the Strava segments. It will be part of all courses. We have resumed new trail building near Bullhead lake and the Bootleg Extension ski trail. The trail will be a combination of machine and hand built. We hope to open the new trail near Bullhead trail (3 mile loop) later this fall.
The mountain bike trails are open outside of rain/wet conditions. The “nature” of the mountain bike trails at Maplelag allow for quick drying and rideable conditions 6-12 hours after any precip. The trails can be described as classic, old school singletrack. Some sections are very technical with roots and rocks and a great test of skills! The Twin Lakes loop is recommended first for first time visitors to Maplelag with mountain bike experience and for first time or beginner riders, the Citizen loop is recommended.
Season pass is $10. Park in far parking lot, click in and enjoy! Maplelag maintains, builds, manages and funds the trails privately with no outside assistance (grants etc.) but we are happy to share the trail. We appreciate season pass purchases to keep the trails maintained and build new for others to enjoy.
Click here for trail map. Trail starts just past the flag pole, head towards skaters waltz ski trail for the beginner loop (Citizen/TT), advanced loop (sport/comp/expert) starts near start of Sap Run and Lucky’s Loype ski trails. Singletrack sections can be bypassed on the east side. To access Twin Lakes loop, take either the east side or main loop and follow red signs or head down the driveway and look for orange cones just past the gate and red signs indicating the start of Twin Lakes singletrack. Any questions on riding or conditions, email Jay at email@example.com or text 218-849-7669. We typically will have the trails open sooner than expected after wet weather, feel free to contact us for more information.
Cooler weather welcomed today after a hot and humid weekend and Monday. Woods are lush and green with a relatively wet summer but showing signs of fall and getting drier.
Over 10″ of rain in the month of July. We have been busy on the ski trails mowing and clearing any day we can and also tuning the mountain bike trails and building a new mtb trail on Maplelag property near Bullhead lake.
Lakes busy with loons, swans and other waterfowl during the week when no pressure from boaters. Good seeing people Maplelag guests out on the trails this spring and early summer.
We had an incredible run of spring skiing, skiing until April 23rd and logging the last grooming on April 20th. Great seeing everyone out the end of the season to enjoy the special end of year conditions. Thanks everyone that helped make it a memorable season!