Mountain Bike Trail Report

The trails are open. 

We  brushed out the  singletrack segments on the main loop last week and brushed and cleared the overgrown segments on Twin Lakes this week.

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 technical with roots and rocks and a great test of skills! The Twin Lakes loop is recommended first for first time visitors to Maplelag.

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, manages and funds the trails privately but we are happy to share the trail. We 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 (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. 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 hope to have completed this fall. We will also be building new beginner trails for winter riding, this  fall.

June 16th MTB Trail Report Photos

Hudson's Hula segment, Twin Lakes singletrack. June 16th, 2017.

Hudson's Hula segment, Twin Lakes singletrack. June 16th, 2017.

Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes

Clearing trail.

Clearing trail.

 

 

June 12th MTB Trail Photos

Brushing and clearing trail!

Brushing and clearing trail!

Clearing on Twin Lakes lakeside

Clearing on Twin Lakes lakeside

Pete's Porkie singletrack segment after brushing, June 12th, 2017

Pete's Porkie singletrack segment after brushing, June 12th, 2017

June 10th MTB Trail Report Photos

Luke hitting up the lakeside drops for the first time, June 10th, 2017.

Luke hitting up the lakeside drops for the first time, June 10th, 2017.

 

 

June 6th MTB Trail Report Photos

Clearing mountain bike trail, June 6th, 2017

Clearing mountain bike trail, June 6th, 2017

Yellow slippers in full force this year, scattered all over the forest floor. June 6th, 2017

Yellow slippers in full force this year, scattered all over the forest floor. June 6th, 2017

 

Logan Christian, Tucker and Mandi Hibbert on trail cranking out a few laps, evening June 5th, 2017.

Logan Christian, Tucker and Mandi Hibbert on trail cranking out a few laps, evening June 5th, 2017.

June 5th MTB Trail Report Photos

Twin Lakes ski trail before entering singletrack near Pete's Porkie. June 4th, 2017.

Twin Lakes ski trail before entering singletrack near Pete's Porkie. June 4th, 2017.

Peder Arneson lakeside singletrack Twin Lakes. June 2nd, 2017.

Peder Arneson lakeside singletrack Twin Lakes. June 2nd, 2017.

Twin Lakes singletrack, June 2nd, 2017. The woods are as lush as ever and the sensation of riding in the forest is like riding through a green tunnel.

Twin Lakes singletrack, June 2nd, 2017. The woods are as lush as ever and the sensation of riding in the forest is like riding through a green tunnel.

June 1st MTB Trail Ride Photos

Afternoon ride on Twin Lakes singletrack

Afternoon ride on Twin Lakes singletrack

 

 

May 27th and 28th MTB Trail Photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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