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Mountain Bike Trail Report

The trails are open. Tacky/dry conditions. The foliage has exploded the past week making for a nice deep woods feel.  Wednesday we mowed all the ski trail segments of the bike course including the entire Suicide Hill. Yesterday and today we finished blowing out the rest of the Twin Lakes loop. Monday we cleared out segments of the singletrack that had leaf coverage etc. on various segments including the Bente’sBump, Hudson’s Hula and Pete Porkie sections. Great weekend of riding on tap!

Good to see all the riders out this spring enjoying the excellent conditions. Scroll down for photos.

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.

No charge to ride early season. No services available in lodge. Park in far parking lot, click in and enjoy! Season pass is $10. Maplelag maintains, builds and manages trails privately but we are happy to share the trail and appreciate contributions 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, 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 have resumed work on new trail near Bullhead lake on the Maplelag property. We will also be building new beginner trails for winter riding this summer and fall.

Singletrack riding, May 25th, 2017.
Singletrack riding, May 25th, 2017.
Clearing singletrack on Twin Lakes loop. The entire loop cleared this week as well as select segments on the main loop. May 25th, 2017.
Clearing singletrack on Twin Lakes loop. The entire loop cleared this week as well as select segments on the main loop. May 25th, 2017.
Mowing on a ski trails segment of the bike course, May 24th, 2017.
Mowing on a ski trails segment of the bike course, May 24th, 2017.
Mowing on Suicide Hill May 24th, 2017
Mowing on Suicide Hill May 24th, 2017

May 23rd Mountain Bike Trail Report Photos

Bente's Bump singletrack segment after clearing. May 22nd, 2017

Bente's Bump singletrack segment after clearing. May 22nd, 2017

 

Hudson's Hula segment after clearing

Hudson's Hula segment after clearing

Lakeside, Twin Lakes

Lakeside, Twin Lakes

Bridge section early afternoon before rain moved in. May 20th, 2017.
Bridge section early afternoon before rain moved in. May 20th, 2017.

May 16th MTB Trail Report Photos

Lakeside singletrack Twin Lakes. May 16th, 2017

Lakeside singletrack Twin Lakes. May 16th, 2017

 

 

Testing new mountain bike trail near Bullhead lake. May 11th, 2017. We hope to have the new trail completed and open by fall.
Testing new mountain bike trail near Bullhead lake. May 11th, 2017. We hope to have the new trail completed and open by fall.

May 5th Mountain Bike Trail Report Photos

Riding ther berm on "Hudson's Hula" segment of Twin Lakes singletrack

Riding ther berm on "Hudson's Hula" segment of Twin Lakes singletrack

Twin Lakes singletrack

Twin Lakes singletrack

 

Dirt work on new trail. May 1st, 2017.
Dirt work on new trail. May 1st, 2017.
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Hard not to think about riding new trail when building it!

April 29th and 30th Mountain Bike Trail Report Photos

Sunday morning riders, April 30th, 2017.

Sunday morning riders, April 30th, 2017.

Long time Maplelag team rider  climbing and cleaning "kamikaze" hill

Long time Maplelag team rider climbing and cleaning "kamikaze" hill

 

 

Beautiful Sunday morning

Beautiful Sunday morning

 

 

Peder Arneson rolling through the Twin Lakes rock garden

Peder Arneson rolling through the Twin Lakes rock garden

 

 

 

 

Ben Olson lakeside Twin Lakes singletrack

Ben Olson lakeside Twin Lakes singletrack