Mountain Bike Trail Report

Trails are now closed for the season.  Although there will be riding opportunities the next few weeks, especially now with a dusting of snow and frozen ground,  we close the trails in respect to the area hunters for deer hunting season.The Twin Lakes singletrack trail will open again hopefully the weekend of November 17th for winter season/riding.

Great weekend of riding and racing for the Laddies Loppet. Thanks to everyone that came.   Saturday cross country racing for Laddies Loppet. (click here for coverage on Skinnyski)   Sunday Short Track (click here for coverage on skinnyski.com)

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 jrichard@arvig.net 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.

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.
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.
Snow started to cover up the forest floor late afternoon, October 26th, 2017.
Snow started to cover up the forest floor late afternoon, October 26th, 2017.
Rock garden in reverse. Twin Lakes singletrack, October 26th, 2017.
Rock garden in reverse. Twin Lakes singletrack, October 26th, 2017. Great to end the dirt season.
Hudson's Hula trail segment, Twin Lakes singletrack. October 22nd, 2017.
Hudson’s Hula trail segment, Twin Lakes singletrack. October 22nd, 2017.
Pete's Porkie singletrack segment, Twin Lakes singletrack. October 20th, 2017.
Pete’s Porkie singletrack segment, Twin Lakes singletrack. October 20th, 2017.

 

Riding Pete's Porkie opposite direction. Fun to mix it up! October 20th, 2017.
Riding Pete’s Porkie opposite direction. Fun to mix it up! October 20th, 2017.
Last downhill segment on Twin Lakes singletrack, October 19th, 2017.
Last downhill segment on Twin Lakes singletrack, October 19th, 2017.
Clearing leaves on Twin Lakes singletrack, October 18th, 2017.
Clearing leaves on Twin Lakes singletrack, October 18th, 2017.
Cleared track! October 18th, 2017.
Cleared track! October 18th, 2017.
Rolling along Twin Lakes. October 17th, 2017.
Rolling along Twin Lakes. October 17th, 2017.
 Twin Lakes rock garden leaf covered. Use caution! October 12th, 2017.
Twin Lakes rock garden leaf covered. Use caution! October 12th, 2017.
Twin Lakes singletrack, October 12th, 2017.
Twin Lakes singletrack, October 12th, 2017.
Golden tunnel on the mountain bike course. October 8th, 2017.
Golden tunnel on the mountain bike course. October 8th, 2017.
Hudson's Hula segment, Twin Lakes singletrack. October 7th, 2017.
Hudson’s Hula segment, Twin Lakes singletrack. October 7th, 2017.
Section of Twin Lakes singletrack after leaf blowing, October 6th, 2017.
Section of Twin Lakes singletrack after leaf blowing, October 6th, 2017.
Fresh blown singletrack. October 6th, 2017.
Fresh blown singletrack. October 6th, 2017.
Group of riders heading out on fat bikes Tuesday morning, October 3rd, 2017.
Group of riders heading out on fat bikes Tuesday morning, October 3rd, 2017. Fat bikes good option for leafy trails!

 

View of Twin Lakes from "Pete's Porkie" singletrack segment. October 2nd, 2017.
View of Twin Lakes from “Pete’s Porkie” singletrack segment. October 2nd, 2017.
Leafy singletrack, October 2nd, 2017.
Leafy singletrack, October 2nd, 2017.
Fall riding, September 28th, 2017.
Fall riding, September 28th, 2017.

September 25th MTB Trail Report Photos

Riders heading out to Twin Lakes, September 25th

Riders heading out to Twin Lakes, September 25th

Despite the recent wet weather, the riding has been good. September 25th

Despite the recent wet weather, the riding has been good. September 25th

Sukkerbusk ski trail, part of bike course. September 20th, 2017.
Sukkerbusk ski trail, part of bike course. September 20th, 2017.

September 18th MTB Trail Report Photos

?"Pete's Porkie" singletrack segment on Twin Lakes. Be sure to stop and look at all the swans!

?"Pete's Porkie" singletrack segment on Twin Lakes. Be sure to stop and look at all the swans!

 

 

Leaf bed on the singletrack. Solid deck underneath. September 17th, 2017.
Leaf bed on the singletrack. Solid deck underneath. September 17th, 2017.

September 12th MTB Trail Photos

Mountain biking on the ski trail. September 12th, 2017.

Mountain biking on the ski trail. September 12th, 2017.

Twin Lakes Singletrack

Twin Lakes Singletrack

 

 Twin Lakes singletrack, September 9th, 2017.
Twin Lakes singletrack, September 9th, 2017.

September 4th and 5th Mountain Bike Trail Report Photos

Singletrack segment on main loop. Tacky and firm! September 5th, 2017.

Singletrack segment on main loop. Tacky and firm! September 5th, 2017.

 

Outside random organic forest matter, track is in great shape. Five day dry spell!

Outside random organic forest matter, track is in great shape. Five day dry spell!

Tree since removed after photo taken. Always heads up for any deadfalls. Lots of trees in the woods!

Tree since removed after photo taken. Always heads up for any deadfalls. Lots of trees in the woods!

Lakeside dropping on Labor day!

Lakeside dropping on Labor day!

Twin Lakes lakeside

Twin Lakes lakeside

 

Bermin'!

Bermin'!

Fun in the dirt jump track

Fun in the dirt jump track