Mountain Bike Trail Report

The mountain bike trails are open.  We had a nice day of riding before rain later afternoon. Rain was light but will be a bit slick in the morning and be closed if more rain. Leaves drifting down now for a nice fall feel.  We  blew the leaves of the Twin Lakes loop Tuesday morning but wind has brought leaves down. However, some of the best riding of the season is right now after the course is buffed nicely from the Laddies Loppet race weekend!

There are two sections of singletrack that are closed that are marked off due to excessive tree and forest matter. We hope to have open again next season as we focus trail work on the current loop and building new trail.

Thanks to everyone that came to the Laddies Loppet weekend and helped make it another great weekend! Recap with links to photosets on skinnyski.com

Results on MNMBS

 

Fall color in the switchyard. September 20th, 2016. The leaves are starting to change quickly this week as we enjoy beautiful fall weather.
Great riding the end of this week. September 22nd, 2016.
Twin Lakes singletrack, September 21, 2016.
Twin Lakes singletrack, September 21, 2016.
Twin Lakes singletrack on the mountain bike course. September 16th, 2016.
Twin Lakes singletrack on the mountain bike course. September 16th, 2016.
Sukkerbusk ski trail, part of the mountain bike course. September 16th, 2016.
Sukkerbusk ski trail, part of the mountain bike course. September 16th, 2016.
Beautiful evening on the lakeside singletrack. September 11th, 2016.
Beautiful evening on the lakeside singletrack. September 11th, 2016.
Hudson's Hula singletrack on Twin Lakes loop. September 8th, 2016.
Hudson’s Hula singletrack on Twin Lakes loop. September 8th, 2016.

 

Riders lined up for Tuesday night time trial, August 31st, 2016.
Riders lined up for Tuesday night time trial, August 31st, 2016.
Berm action on Hudson's Hula segment on Twin Lakes singletrack. August 24th, 2016.
Berm action on Hudson’s Hula segment on Twin Lakes singletrack. August 24th, 2016.

The trails are always open, closed only when raining. After a rain event, the trails are usually rideable 2-6 hours after, depends on humidity and dew points. Contact us if any questions.

Click here for trail map. Note: There are a few changes on the DNR AMA land that we have marked at the start with yellow tape to avoid. Stay on the ski trail that is marked with yellow tape at the intersections.

Note: all trail users assume responsibility and responsible for their actions if riding on the mountain bike course. Be aware there are unmarked obstacles and hazards that may lead to injury. Often times trees will fall across the trail after we have cleared on the course earlier in the day and we have no control when this happens. Use caution!

The Maplelag singletrack is mostly hand built and entirely hand tuned. It can be described as raw, natural, “old school” and mostly technical riding. We are riders ourselves that have been racing and riding around the world for over 25 years and have a deep passion for mountain biking. We have built all the trail on our own time with no outside financial assistance. The Laddies Loppet mountain bike weekend is the main source of funding for new trail build. Bottom line we are happy to share this passion with our signature trails that represent our personal taste for types of trails we like to ride. We are glad to see people get into the wonderful sport of mountain biking including the type of trails that exist at Maplelag.

The Citizen/Beginner loop is mostly ski trail with a few short sections of singletrack and adequate for beginners. This loop starts near the flag pole and head out on skaters waltz ski trail to the left. The sport/comp/expert loop is for experience/advanced riders. Sport/Expert loop starts with the lakeside singletrack south of the main lodge near start of Sap Run ski trail. Twin Lakes singletrack can be accessed from the Maplelag driveway. The mountain bike trail is marked with red signs at key intersections. There is no charge to use the trails the remainder of the season. Park by the gate at Twin lakes or the soccer field parking lot and ride! Enjoy!

 

Riding on Twin Lakes singletrack, July 30th, 2016.
Riding on Twin Lakes singletrack, July 30th, 2016.

 

 

 

July 22nd MTB Trail Report Photos

Clearing trail! Lots of big tops down...right on the trail! Thanks for your help Collin.

Clearing trail! Lots of big tops down...right on the trail! Thanks for your help Collin.

Clearing trail. Thanks Pat!

Clearing trail. Thanks Pat!

Tossing logs off!

Tossing logs off!

Many Point Scout camp mtb group on the trail Friday afternoon.

Many Point Scout camp mtb group on the trail Friday afternoon.

 

 

 

July 19th Storm Damage Photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 10th Mountain Bike Trail Report Photos

Clearing deadfall

Clearing deadfall

Twin Lakes lakeside singletrack

Twin Lakes lakeside singletrack

Ride the berms high!

Ride the berms high!

Twin Lakes singletrack, morning July 7th, 2016.
Twin Lakes singletrack, morning July 7th, 2016.
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Great riding this week, particularly the evenings. Twin Lakes singletrack June 28th, 2016.
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Tamping down a berm after reshaping. June 29th, 2016.
Looking back at the bridge on Twin Lakes singletrack. June 17th, 2016.
Looking back at the bridge on Twin Lakes singletrack. June 17th, 2016.

 

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Pulaski work on mountain bike trail berm. We will fine tune throughout the course during the summer. June 16th, 2016.
Pulaski work on mountain bike trail berm. We will fine tune throughout the course during the summer. June 16th, 2016.
Pulaski work on mountain bike trail berm. We will fine tune throughout the course during the summer. June 16th, 2016.
Great riding on the singletrack brushed and cleared yesterday
Great riding on the singletrack sections that were brushed and cleared this week. June 16th, 2016. We are working on the more overgrown areas at this time.

 

 

 

View of south Twin Lakes from the mountain bike trail. June 10th, 2016.
View of south Twin Lakes from the mountain bike trail. June 10th, 2016.

 

Morning ride on the Twin Lakes singletrack, June 3rd, 2016.
Morning ride on the Twin Lakes singletrack, June 3rd, 2016.
Twin Lakes singletrack, June 3rd, 2016.
Twin Lakes singletrack, June 3rd, 2016.

 

May 26th Mountain Bike Trail Photos

The woods have filled out nicely the past week

The woods have filled out nicely the past week

Berm action on Hudson's Hula

Berm action on Hudson's Hula

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family ride down the Maplelag driveway to Twin Lakes mtb trail

Family ride down the Maplelag driveway to Twin Lakes mtb trail

May 23rd Bike Trail Report Photos

Ben Olson heading down the Maplelag driveway en route to the mountain bike course. May 22nd, 2016.

Ben Olson heading down the Maplelag driveway en route to the mountain bike course. May 22nd, 2016.

Pat Crary on a forest road north of the Maplelag trails. There are lot of areas forest roads and trails that make for great riding. Check with us where to go~!

Pat Crary on a forest road north of the Maplelag trails. There are lot of areas forest roads and trails that make for great riding. Check with us where to go~!

 

May 17th Mountain Bike Trail Photos

Pat Crary riding up Suicide Hill Tuesday afternoon lunch ride

Pat Crary riding up Suicide Hill Tuesday afternoon lunch ride

Rock garden on Twin Lakes.

Rock garden on Twin Lakes.

Riding along shore of south Twin lakes. Pair of trumpeter swans near shore.

Riding along shore of south Twin lakes. Pair of trumpeter swans near shore.

 

Last part of Twin lakes trail on Hudson's Hula

Last part of Twin lakes trail on Hudson's Hula

Twin Lakes crossing. Stay left heading out to Twin Lakes to pick up main singletrack loop, stay left on the return to pick up singletrack again.

Twin Lakes crossing. Stay left heading out to Twin Lakes to pick up main singletrack loop, stay left on the return to pick up singletrack again.

Back on the main loop

Back on the main loop

Short climb

Short climb

Weaving through the woods.

Weaving through the woods.

May 11th Bike Trail Report Photos

Woods coming alive with green after rain and warm temps

Woods coming alive with green after rain and warm temps

Two sets of gooslings

Two sets of gooslings

View towards Twin Lakes on the singletrack

View towards Twin Lakes on the singletrack

 

Tamarack trees coming along in area sloughs as seen from the ski trail portion of the bike course

Tamarack trees coming along in area sloughs as seen from the ski trail portion of the bike course

 

 

May 8th Mountain Bike Trail Report Photos

Hale family set for a Mother's Day ride

Hale family set for a Mother's Day ride

Justin Miller family getting ready for a Saturday afternoon ride

Justin Miller family getting ready for a Saturday afternoon ride

Fat bike riding on the Twin Lakes singletrack

Fat bike riding on the Twin Lakes singletrack

 

 

 

 

May 6th Mountain Bike Trail Report Photos

Jonell on "Hudson's Hula" trail

Jonell on "Hudson's Hula" trail

 

 

Blowing out leaves on the singletrack

Blowing out leaves on the singletrack

Cleared!

Cleared!

Wild flowers popping up along the side

Wild flowers popping up along the side

Rider heading towards the bridge section. April 30th, 2016. Great weekend of riding!
Rider heading towards the bridge section. April 30th, 2016. Great weekend of riding!

 

April 24th and 25th Trail Report Photos

Ski trails showing a bit more green with recent rain. We will be mowing/grooming the trails as soon as the grass is long enough!

Ski trails showing a bit more green with recent rain. We will be mowing/grooming the trails as soon as the grass is long enough!

The forest floor is slowly coming to life.

The forest floor is slowly coming to life.

Mountain bike singletrack on Twin Lakes loop cleared over the weekend.

Mountain bike singletrack on Twin Lakes loop cleared over the weekend.

 

Bear tracks on Sugarbush trail near Roy's Run ski trail

Bear tracks on Sugarbush trail near Roy's Run ski trail

April 22nd Mountain Bike Trail Report Photos

Ben Olson on Twin Lakes singletrack

Ben Olson on Twin Lakes singletrack

Lakeside Twin Lakes singletrack

Lakeside Twin Lakes singletrack

 

Ski trail

Ski trail

Forest trail riding north of the Maplelag trails

Forest trail riding north of the Maplelag trails