One of the most gorgeous times of the year in the woods with the leaves changing daily and nice temps for working on the trails. The leaves are starting to near their peak of Fall color on certain trees but the majority of trees still green, especially deep in the woods. A mix bag of weather this week with gorgeous Fall days broken up by three rainy days. Rainfall relatively light will less than a half inch total over the three days.
The trails are open for mountain biking, hiking, and trail running throughout the fall until the snow flies. The next event on the trails will be the Pumpkin Run. The trails are closed to horses and motorized use. There is no charge to use the trails. The mtb course starts near the Great Northern Cabin and is marked for beginners to advanced riders. Follow the white signs with black arrows. The singletrack sections are labeled easier or more difficult/advanced. The advanced loop is around 7.4 miles, taking 40 min to 1.5 hrs to complete. We also have a new mountain bike trail near twin lakes. Follow the twin lakes ski trail and look for the mountain bike trail signs. The trail is a work in progress but folks are welcome to ride to the end and back or take ski trail back. Currently the trail is about 1.5 miles and takes 15-25 minutes to complete one way. Please park in the parking lot by the first freight house as you enter the Maplelag property. The other mowed ski trails are open for riding as well. Enjoy!
We have been mowing on the ski trails throughout the summer and fall, preparing them for winter and cutting trees from winds throughout the summer . The ski trails are in great shape for this time of year. A few areas of erosion from the hard rain but will repair later this Fall. We will continue working on the trails preparing them for the winter season and also working on new singletrack near twin lakes ski trails.