Trails open! Damp conditions from morning rain. Drying out now, riding be good in the afternoon. Bugs are out (deer flies)…keep the wheels moving! We are tuning on the Twin Lakes singletrack today. Overall the course is riding very good thanks to steady maintenance this summer.
We have a low key challenge in place, called the “LagChilada Challenge”. The challenge is simply to ride the entire trail system in one ride/day. We are collaborating with a local business to provide a t-shirt for anyone that completes this challenge. We are keeping track of everyone that has completed the challenge so far. More details or contact us at 218-849-7669 for more information if interested.
We have been working on three new trail loops called “Bjorp’s Stump”, “SukkerWest” and “North Loup Gnar”. We have the first two loops fully completed and open to ride. Bjorp’s Stump is accessed off the sport comp expert loop and SukkerWest is accessed from the end of the driveway. Look for signage. We continue to work when we can on “North Loup Gnar”, a loop across the Goat Ranch rd on Maplelag property that will feature many “slow tech” features. We hope to complete this loop late summer.
The lodge is closed and no services are available. Park in the far parking lot where blue recycling dumpsters are located and ride. Porta bathroom available. Trails are closed to horses and motorized equipment.
Trailhead starts near the flagpole in the middle of the cabins for the inner loop. Twin Lakes singletrack loop can be accessed from the driveway. Bootleg singletrack loop is accessed to the east from Hiway 34. Look for orange Maplelag tape at entrance and ride the loop clockwise for Bootleg. For all other trails, look for red signs and white signs for Kids Comp/Citizen (beginner) and Sport/Comp/Expert (intermediate/advanced) options. The Maplelag trails are old school/classic cross country with many slow tech features. There are beginner segments but most of the riding is intermediate/expert rating.
There is no trail fee at this time but ask folks to donate to offset trail maintenance costs and property taxes by purchasing a summer pass on our website. The Maplelag trails are self funded on private property and do not receive any grants or outside funding. We love to mountain bike and are happy and glad to share the trail with others!
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