Trails are open but damp/wet from recent rain. Looks to slowly dry out and be better riding middle of the week.
Leaf bed on the deck otherwise great riding in beautiful fall conditions. We will blow out the Twin Lakes singletrack in a week or so once more leaves have come down and again after the majority of leaves are down. Trails will be open through the end of October.
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.
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. For first time 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 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. We have been working on new trail on Maplelag property on the Bullhead loop this summer and hope to have completed by the end of fall and open for riding next spring.
Any questions on riding or conditions, email Jay at email@example.com or text 218-849-7669. We typically will have the trails open all the time unless we receive excessive rainfall. The natural singletrack at Maplelag dries and weathers quickly and can be ridden hours after any rain event.
Beautiful time of the year in the woods. Leaves are changing and fall color is in full swing. Some trees hitting their peak already and we are maybe 1-3 days from the full peak. .25″ of rain Sunday morning. September rainfall so far recorded just over 4″. A wet August with nearly 7″ of total rainfall during the month. We have been on the trails every day we can, mowing, cutting brush, clearing singletrack, building new trail and repairing trail.
Trumpeter swans dominant presence with over 25 currently residing on Twin Lakes. Good trail to hike or bike to observe them.