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Mountain Bike Trail Report

Trails open. Tacky conditions. Trails are riding best of the month. We have cleared all the trees cleared as of Monday afternoon from recent storm and wind events. We have also blown out most segments of the 25 mile trail system.

We are tuning on the trails as needed during the summer. As always, be aware for any falling forest matter such as sticks, branches etc. We have been brushing out the more overgrown areas.

The key intersections been marked and signed.

New maps are available at the parking lot kiosk. Click here for new map online. The main trail head is near the resort with other trails accessible from the driveway for the Twin Lakes and Sukkerwest loops, county road 110 and hiway 34 for the Bullhead Bootleg loop. We will also have the LagChilada challenge in place again for this season. Pink signs will be placed marking the course. Twin Lakes has a “sport” option to bypass the first part that has more roots.

Summer pass can be purchased here. The passes helps offset maintenance costs. The Maplelag trails are privately owned and operated and we receive no grants or assistance for operating.

Click here for information on the Laddies Loppet mountain bike race weekend.

By riding at Maplelag, assume all risk and responsibility for any changing conditions that may alter the riding surface. If not comfortable riding with potential changing conditions, it is best not to ride the trails.

Wood feature on Bjorp’s singletrack, June 27th, 2022.
Rock garden on “Pirate’s Pass”, June 27th, 2022.
Twin Lakes singletrack, June 26th, 2022.

Trail Report

Beautiful summer weather in place after a stormy week with big wind Monday and Friday evenings. Quite a few trees coming down but no damage to any buildings thankfully. Cooler and refreshing weather in place after hot summer like temps Thursday and Friday.

We have been busy working on the ski trails now that the grass is growing good and constantly clearing deadfall. Storm on Monday bringing a fair number of trees down we are clearing as we can.

The woods are very lush and green and vibrant with wildflowers and greenery sprouting from the forest floor. Leaves on the trees have come full circle. We have been clearing on the trails and also planting trees for spring trail work.

Mountain bike trails are now open, weather permitting. Click on the mountain bike report for latest conditions. Trails are closed to horses and motorized use.

Mowing on the trails is in full force right now, June 29th, 2022.
Another beautiful summer sunset, June 27th, 2022.
Columbine flowers along the trail, June 23rd, 2022.
Spectacular sunset in between evening storms, June 20th, 2022.
Snapping turtle on the beach, June 20th, 2022.
Straight line winds bringing down some trees around the lodge, thankfully no structural damage, June 20th, 2022.
Yellow slippers blooming in full force in recent days, June 7th, 2022.
Calm waters on Little Sugarbush lake, lake Maplelag is next to. May 31st, 2022.
Lush and green conditions on the mountain bike trail, May 30th, 2022.
Maple leaves (and the sweet smell) blooming in full force in recent days, May 26th, 2022.
Spring sunset on Little Sugarbush near the main lodge, May 25th, 2022.
Loons at sunset, May 25th, 2022.
Sap from a birch stump “turning” and providing interesting colors, May 22nd, 2022.

Mountain Bike Trail Report

Trails open. Tacky conditions. Recent storms and wind events have brought down some forest debris and trees but we are clearing steady with all trees cleared as of today, Monday afternoon. We have also blown out most segments of the 25 mile trail system.

We are tuning on the trails as needed during the summer. As always, be aware for any falling forest matter such as sticks, branches etc. A few areas a little overgrown but nothing to stop from having a good ride!

The key intersections been marked and signed.

New maps are available at the parking lot kiosk. Click here for new map online. The main trail head is near the resort with other trails accessible from the driveway for the Twin Lakes and Sukkerwest loops, county road 110 and hiway 34 for the Bullhead Bootleg loop. We will also have the LagChilada challenge in place again for this season. Pink signs will be placed marking the course. Twin Lakes has a “sport” option to bypass the first part that has more roots.

Summer pass can be purchased here. The passes helps offset maintenance costs. The Maplelag trails are privately owned and operated and we receive no grants or assistance for operating.

Click here for information on the Laddies Loppet mountain bike race weekend.

By riding at Maplelag, assume all risk and responsibility for any changing conditions that may alter the riding surface. If not comfortable riding with potential changing conditions, it is best not to ride the trails.

Bullhead Bootleg singletrack, June 22nd, 2022.
Ski trail segment on main loop, June 22nd, 2022.
Deadfall on the singletrack after Monday night storm, June 22nd, 2022.
Cleared! June 22nd, 2022.
Clearing on Twin Lakes bridge segment, June 20th, 2022.
Twin Lakes singletrack, June 18th, 2022.
Rolling through on Bjorp’s singletrack after freshly cleared in the morning, June 13th, 2022.
Moorhead singletrack rock garden, June 13th, 2022.
Rolling on freshly cleared North Star singletrack, June 13th, 2022.

Trail Report

Summer weather in place. We have been busy working on the ski trails now that the grass is growing good and constantly clearing deadfall. Storm on Monday bringing a fair number of trees down we are clearing as we can.

The woods are very lush and green and vibrant with wildflowers and greenery sprouting from the forest floor. Leaves on the trees have come full circle. We have been clearing on the trails and also planting trees for spring trail work.

Ice off Little Sugarbush lake on May 6th.

Mountain bike trails are now open, weather permitting. Click on the mountain bike report for latest conditions. Trails are closed to horses and motorized use.

Columbine flowers along the trail, June 23rd, 2022.
Spectacular sunset in between evening storms, June 20th, 2022.
Snapping turtle on the beach, June 20th, 2022.
Straight line winds bringing down some trees around the lodge, thankfully no structural damage, June 20th, 2022.
Yellow slippers blooming in full force in recent days, June 7th, 2022.
Calm waters on Little Sugarbush lake, lake Maplelag is next to. May 31st, 2022.
Lush and green conditions on the mountain bike trail, May 30th, 2022.
Maple leaves (and the sweet smell) blooming in full force in recent days, May 26th, 2022.
Spring sunset on Little Sugarbush near the main lodge, May 25th, 2022.
Loons at sunset, May 25th, 2022.
Sap from a birch stump “turning” and providing interesting colors, May 22nd, 2022.

Mountain Bike Trail Report

Trails open. Tacky conditions. Recent winds have brought down some forest debris but we are clearing on the trails as much as we can.

We are tuning on the trails as needed during the summer. Lakeside starter loop brushed out and cleared last week. Bjorps, Moorhead, Hudson’s Hula, and Bullhead Bootleg segments also most recently cleared/blown out. Dirt work and bridge repair on Bullhead Bootleg last Tuesday. As always, be aware for any falling forest matter such as sticks, branches etc. A few areas a little overgrown but nothing to stop from having a good ride!

The key intersections been marked and signed.

New maps are available at the parking lot kiosk. Online will be posted soon. Click here for link to old maps. The main trail head is near the resort with other trails accessible from the driveway for the Twin Lakes and Sukkerwest loops, county road 110 and hiway 34 for the Bullhead Bootleg loop. We will also have the LagChilada challenge in place again for this season. Pink signs will be placed marking the course. Twin Lakes has a “sport” option to bypass the first part that has more roots.

Summer pass can be purchased here. The passes helps offset maintenance costs. The Maplelag trails are privately owned and operated and we receive no grants or assistance for operating.

By riding at Maplelag, assume all risk and responsibility for any changing conditions that may alter the riding surface. If not comfortable riding with potential changing conditions, it is best not to ride the trails.

Clearing on Twin Lakes bridge segment, June 20th, 2022.
Twin Lakes singletrack, June 18th, 2022.
Rolling through on Bjorp’s singletrack after freshly cleared in the morning, June 13th, 2022.
Moorhead singletrack rock garden, June 13th, 2022.
Rolling on freshly cleared North Star singletrack, June 13th, 2022.
Hudson’s Hula singletrack, June 12th, 2022.