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Bike Trail Report

Riding looks to be on hold a few days with snow moving in today. Colder temps today keeping the snow dry. No rain before so there is no slush or mud and not having these conditions will allow trails to dry out quicker when it warms up again.

We were able to get on the trail yesterday for more clearing before precipitation moved in. With forecasted freezing nights, timing the best riding will be a bit tricky until it warms up again but generally late afternoons best or very early morning if it freezes down.

A great weekend of riding. Good seeing a few folks out. The had deck dried out nicely and starting to firm up more and more after the frost exited early last week.

We are working on signage and course marking. Trail head is at flagpole near main lodge. North trail can be accessed of county road 110 just to the east of Maplelag driveway. Bootleg loop accessed from county road 26 via the gravel road 110. Any questions on riding, contact Jay at 218-849-7669.

New season passes will be available in a few weeks. Trail fees are appreciated to help offset trail work, signage and hopefully a new map. These are major expenses and we receive no grants outside funding for the privately maintained trails at Maplelag. Click here for most recent map. (Note: There are a few reroutes on the map but everything will be tapped off. No riding allowed on AMA land and please stay on designated trails at all time. Assume all risk and take responsibility for your actions) We are working on a new trail map that will feature many new trails built last summer and fall.

Snowy singletrack, April 13th, 2021. Cold temps and dry snow making riding possible.
Beautiful April afternoon scene on the “Bootleg” mountain bike singletrack, April 11th, 2021.
Berm on “Hudson’s Hula” segment, Twin Lakes singletrack, April 11th, 2021.
Bootleg creek flowing nicely after rain earlier in the week, April 11th, 2021.
Twin Lakes singletrack, April 10th, 2021.
Twin Lakes singletrack, April 10th, 2021.
Moss lined singletrack, April 9th, 2021.
Rock garden on “Moorhead” singletrack, April 9th, 2021.
Recent rainfall bringing the “Maplelag Moss” alive on the trails, April 7th, 2021.
Early spring vibrance along the singletrack, April 7th, 2021.
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Checking out Twin Lakes singletrack, April 5th, 2021. Trail is rideable but will improve after a few more days of drying and leaf clearing which is on tap this week.
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Bridge on Bootleg singletrack loop, April 5th, 2021. Bootleg now open for riding.
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Bootleg singletrack, April 5th, 2021.
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Rock garden! April 5th, 2021.
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Bente’s Bump singletrack, April 4th, 2021.