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Mountain Bike Trail Report

The trails have dried out enough from yesterday’s snow to be open for riding today.  Chilly conditions but nice riding in the woods. Chance of light precip off and on this week. Trails should remain open outside of any rain. The “nature” of the mountain bike trails at Maplelag allow for quick drying and rideable conditions 4-6 hours after light rain events.

No charge to ride early season. No services available in lodge. Park in far parking lot, click in and enjoy!

Click here for trail map. Trail starts just past the flag pole, head towards skaters waltz ski trail for the beginner loop, advanced loop 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. Any questions on riding or conditions, email Jay at jrichard@arvig.net 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.  

We will resume trail work on the new trail near Bullhead lake on the Maplelag property later this month. We will also be building new beginner trails for winter riding this summer and fall.

April 20th MTB Trail Report Photos

Clearing singletrack on Twin Lakes loop. April 20th, 2017.

Clearing singletrack on Twin Lakes loop. April 20th, 2017.

 

Leaf clearing on the singletrack

Leaf clearing on the singletrack

North end of north Twin Lakes

North end of north Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes singletrack rock garden

Twin Lakes singletrack rock garden

Sukkerbusk ski trail part of bike course loop

Sukkerbusk ski trail part of bike course loop

Clearing singletrack on Twin Lakes loop, April 19th, 2017.
Clearing singletrack on Twin Lakes loop, April 19th, 2017.
Good riding conditions early afternoon, April 19th, 2017.
Good riding conditions early afternoon, April 19th, 2017.

April 13th Mountain Bike Trail Report Photos

Blowing leaves and clearing twigs and sticks off the east side singletrack. April 13th, 2017.

Blowing leaves and clearing twigs and sticks off the east side singletrack. April 13th, 2017.

Singletrack on Bente's Bump segment cleared after blowing.

Singletrack on Bente's Bump segment cleared after blowing.

Last section of singletrack on east side after clearing, April 13th, 2017.

Last section of singletrack on east side after clearing, April 13th, 2017.

Hudson Hula berm action, April 12th, 2017.

Hudson Hula berm action, April 12th, 2017.

Rock/log feature on Twin Lakes singletrack. April 12th, 2017.

Rock/log feature on Twin Lakes singletrack. April 12th, 2017.

Twin Lakes singletrack, April 12th, 2017.

Twin Lakes singletrack, April 12th, 2017.

April 11th Mountain Bike Trail Report Photos

Ben Olson on the mountain bike course Tuesday afternoon, April 11th.

Ben Olson on the mountain bike course Tuesday afternoon, April 11th.

Twin Lakes singletrack rock garden.

Twin Lakes singletrack rock garden.

Twin Lakes ski trail

Twin Lakes ski trail

Bente's Bump segment

Bente's Bump segment

 

 

April 7th Mountain Bike Trail Report Photos

Twin Lakes singletrack, April 7th, 2017.

Twin Lakes singletrack, April 7th, 2017.

 

 

 

Moss on the side of the singletrack. April 7th, 2017.

Moss on the side of the singletrack. April 7th, 2017.

 

Trail Report

Cool end to the month with snow on Sunday. Melted off by noon, cooler weather in place this week.

Just over an inch of rain last week which was welcome after a dry start to the spring.  Trails starting to green up and trees and underbrush budding. Woods are alive with many waterfowl migrating back looking for open water. A few wildflowers popping up as well. The official ice out date April 8th this year.  Now that the woods have dried up, we have begun clearing out deadfall and other trail work. Also on tap this spring is the usual tree planting.

Mountain bike trails are open for early season riding. There is no fee for early season riding. No services available. Park in far parking lot and ride. Latest report on bike trail report page.

Snow Sunday morning April 23rd, 2017 as seen from the Sap Run trail cam.
Snow Sunday morning April 23rd, 2017 as seen from the Sap Run trail cam.
Ski trails starting to green up after rain over the weekend. April 19th, 2017.
Ski trails starting to green up after rain over the weekend. April 19th, 2017.
Early spring flowers, April 13th, 2017.
Early spring flowers, April 13th, 2017.
With not much greening (still early in the spring) mossy areas sticking out nicely. April 13th, 2017.
With not much greening (still early in the spring) mossy areas sticking out nicely. April 13th, 2017.
After a windy few days during the ice out phase, calm conditions Monday night, April 10th, 2017. Official ice out date was April 8th this year.
After a windy few days during the ice out phase, calm conditions Monday night, April 10th, 2017. Official ice out date was April 8th this year.

April 7th Trail Report Photos

Sukkerbusk ski trail, April 7th, 2017.

Sukkerbusk ski trail, April 7th, 2017.

South end of Little Sugarbush still ice covered as of Friday noon, April 7th, 2017.

South end of Little Sugarbush still ice covered as of Friday noon, April 7th, 2017.

Twin Lakes singletrack, April 7th, 2017. Mountain bike trails now open.

Twin Lakes singletrack, April 7th, 2017. Mountain bike trails now open.

Mayflowers in April! April 7th, 2017

Mayflowers in April! April 7th, 2017

March 28th Trail Report Photos

Start of Twin Lakes ski trail March 27th. Will be at least 2-3 weeks before trails open for spring recreation.

Start of Twin Lakes ski trail March 27th. Will be at least 2-3 weeks before trails open for spring recreation.

Patches of ice on Twin Lakes

Patches of ice on Twin Lakes

Sugarbush creek. Water levels normal this time of year.

Sugarbush creek. Water levels normal this time of year.

Mountain bike singletrack drying. Will be at least two weeks before trails will be open for riding

Mountain bike singletrack drying. Will be at least two weeks before trails will be open for riding

Twin Lakes singletrack. Hopefully opened mid to late April, weather permitting

Twin Lakes singletrack. Hopefully opened mid to late April, weather permitting

Frosty morning, March 28th. Morning low in mid 20's

Frosty morning, March 28th. Morning low in mid 20's

Sunrise over poplar stand near ice rink.

Sunrise over poplar stand near ice rink.