Category Archives: Bike Trail

Fat Bike Report

 

  5-6″ of new snow on top of Wednesday’s grooming.  Riding is possible but will be tough going with the new snow. We will be grooming ski trails today and hope to pack/groom the Twin Lakes singletrack by Monday now since we received more snow.    The loop was groomed Wednesday afternoon, making two passes.  Most of the trail groomed Monday afternoon as well in preparation of Tuesday’s snow leveling the edges etc.


If you need to walk, please walk on the side and push bike on the trail to preserve the trails for others. Thanks!

The groomed loop is rated intermediate to advanced with quick up and downs and technical sections. Recommended for riders with fat bike experience. The trail has been groomed weekly. There is no charge to use the trail the remainder of the season.

Loon Return ski trail now groomed on the side for fat bikes. It can be used for access to the start of the bridge section which leads to Twin Lakes singletrack loop. Otherwise, access from driveway, look for orange cones and Twin Lakes sign. The return singletrack back to Loon Return after crossing the road also groomed making for close to a 10km loop. Take Loon return on side of ski trail to return to Maplelag!

Big thanks to Ben Olson for taking on the roll of grooming. Grooming done evenings so the deck can set up. If you plan to ride at night, please contact us to make sure we are not grooming so the grooming can be the best possible for the next day.  We will do our best to post on this page. There are also nearby forest roads good for fat biking and the lakes are fun if snowmobile packed. Please no fat biking on the ski trails. In the late winter, we will open up select trails for fat biking after a melt freeze cycle and when the base is basically bomb proof.

Great riding on the Twin Lakes singletrack, February 22nd, 2018.
Great riding on the Twin Lakes singletrack, February 22nd, 2018.
Great riding on the Twin Lakes singletrack, February 22nd, 2018.
Grooming on Twin Lakes singletrack, February 21st, 2018.
Grooming on Twin Lakes singletrack, February 21st, 2018.
Grooming on Twin Lakes singletrack, February 21st, 2018.
Grooming on Twin Lakes singletrack, lakeside. Tight lines! February 21st, 2018.
Fat bike trail grooming. February 19th, 2018.

 

Riding in the new snow on the Twin Lakes fat bike trail. February 18th, 2018.
Riding in the new snow on the Twin Lakes fat bike trail. February 18th, 2018.
Dusting of snow on top of velcro like surface. Great riding! Twin Lakes singletrack. February 16th, 2018.
Fat bike trail held out great today. Jonell checking out the trail in the afternoon.  Once freezes tonight should be fantastic riding. Still soft on the edges! February 14th, 2018.
Mike Hess on Twin Lakes singletrack, February 13th, 2018.
Twin Lakes singletrack, February 13th, 2018.
Twin Lakes singletrack, February 13th, 2018.
Sunset over Twin Lakes singletrack, February 12th, 2018. Conditions best of the year!
Ben Olson on Twin Lakes singletrack at sunset, February 9th, 2018.

Peder Arneson, February 9th, 2018.


Light dusting of snow on top of firm, recently groomed fat bike trail. February 7th, 2018.
Light dusting of snow on top of firm, recently groomed fat bike trail. February 7th, 2018.
Light dusting of snow on top of firm, recently groomed fat bike trail. February 7th, 2018.
Peder Arneson on Twin Lakes singletrack, February 4th, 2018.
Peder Arneson lakeside Twin Lakes singletrack, February 4th, 2018.

Tucker and Mandi Hibbert set to enjoy a powder day on the Twin lakes singletrack. February 3rd, 2018.
Ben grooming the fat bike trail. February 4th, 2018.
Great riding Friday. February 2nd, 2018.

Bridge section, February 2nd, 2018.
Peder heading down Loon Return ski trail, January 28th, 2018. Loon Return trails is used to access the start of the Twin Lakes singletrack. The right side is groomed for fat bikers, left side for classic. This is the first ski trail crossing on the Maplelag driveway when you leave Maplelag.
Beautiful day for riding on Sunday, January 28th, 2018. Peder Arneson photo.
Night riding, January 28th, 2018. With full moon on Thursday and catching a clear night, no light needed!
Bryan Schoenberger capturing riders during his outing with friends. January 27th, 2018.

Peder Arneson enjoying fresh grooming and balmy temps before early Friday morning. January 19th, 2018.
Riding through a berm. January 18th, 2018.
Great capture by Peder that shows the dynamics of fat biking on the Twin Lakes singletrack, technical in spots.  Winter riding involves the core so much more compared to summer riding. January 18th, 2019.
Beautiful late afternoon ride on Twin Lakes singletrack, north end of north Twin Lake. January 17th, 2018.
Twin Lakes singletrack rock garden section. The rocks and roots are completely covered with snow. Dusting of new snow on top slated for grooming later this week. January 16th, 2018.
Maplelag team rider Peder Arneson riding in fresh powder on top of groomed deck, January 14th, 2018.
Heading down the bridge!
Maplelag team rider Steve Wenzel riding in fresh powder on top of groomed deck, January 14th, 2018.
Out to the loop! January 15th, 2018.
Snowy fat bike trail, January 14th, 2018. Great seeing the riders today!
Twin Lakes lakeside after fresh grooming. January 12th, 2018.
Ben making second pass on the bridge, January 12th, 2018.
Snow covered singletrack on the Twin Lakes loop. Grooming planned for later in the day on January 12th, 2018.
Despite the warmer weather the past few days, the snow and groomed fat bike loop on Twin Lakes holding out great. Cooler temps and fresh snow moving in Wednesday evening. January 10th, 2018.
Great riding on the fat bike trail over the weekend. January 7th, 2018.
Peder Arneson ready to hit the fat bike trail after a morning ski. January 6th, 2018.
Great fat biking conditions on Twin Lakes singletrack. January 3rd, 2018.
Great fat biking conditions on Twin Lakes singletrack. January 3rd, 2018.
Riders from Texas trying fat biking for the first time. December 28th, 2017.
Matt Johnson heading out for a fat bike ride. December 28th, 2017.
Rolling through Hudson’s Hula segment on Twin Lakes singletrack. December 22, 2017.
Ben Olson ready to head out for a evening groom on the Twin Lakes singletrack. December 21st, 2017.
Fresh snow on the fat bike loop at Twin Lakes singletrack. December 20th, 2017.
Big snowflakes this afternoon. December 20th, 2017.

 

Riding on fresh powder on top of recently groomed base, fantastic conditions, December 18th, 2017.
Evening groom on Twin Lakes singletrack, December 17th, 2017. If planning to night ride, please contact us before to make sure grooming isn’t scheduled for that evening.
Evening groom on the Twin Lakes singletrack, December 16th, 2017.
Night ride on fresh grooming. December 13th, 2017.
Twin Lakes singletrack groomed for fat biking first time this year. December 12th, 2017.
Lakeside Twin Lakes singletrack after fresh grooming by Ben Olson, December 12th, 2017.
Fat biking on Twin Lakes singletrack, December 10th, 2017.

Night riding, December 6th, 2017.

Twin Lakes singletrack, December 1st, 2017. Riding has been good in the mornings when frozen.
Great riding Saturday morning on a frozen sandpaper like surface. November 25th, 2017.
Riding on Twin Lakes singletrack, November 22nd, 2017. Twin Lakes open for early winter riding when frozen.
Riding on Twin Lakes singletrack, November 22nd, 2017. Twin Lakes open for early winter riding when frozen.
Rolling on the Twin Lakes singletrack, frozen down hard! November 16th, 2017.
Ben Olson on Twin Lakes singletrack for a early winter ride before trail close. November 2nd, 2017.
Ben Olson on Twin Lakes singletrack for a early winter ride before trail close. November 2nd, 2017.  Big thanks to Ben for taking on the role of grooming Twin Lakes for fat biking this year.
Peder Arneson on Twin Lakes singletrack for a early winter ride before trail close. November 2nd, 2017.
Peder Arneson on Twin Lakes singletrack for a early winter ride before trail close. November 2nd, 2017.
Ben Olson heading out to pack fat bike trail. Thanks Ben!
Ben Olson heading with the fat bike groomer, December 21st, 2016.