Winter Riding Trail Report

Over a foot of new snow the past 7 days. Twin Lakes singletrack loop groomed multiple times after the snow events including Sunday by Ben. Thanks Ben! We also have been grooming a few connector segments on the main loop/east side. Bootleg has has also been groomed but needs packing after latest snow. We hope to have riding end of the week after subsequent grooming.

To access Twin Lakes singletrack, head down the driveway and cut in at the bridge segment. Note: The ski trail segments on Mother North Star, open for fat biking this week.

Thanks Ben and Keith for helping out with your hard work this past few weeks to have the trail open again!

Run low tire pressure for best riding experience and deck consideration.

If any questions, please contact Jay @ 218-849-7669.

Twin Lakes singletrack after fresh grooming, January 19th, 2020.
Snow getting deep in the woods! January 19th, 2020.
Fresh grooming on Suicide Hill connector to Bullhead Lake, January 16th, 2020.
Grooming connector on Bullhead lake. January 16th, 2020.
Afternoon groom on Twin Lakes singletrack, January 15th, 2020. Thanks Keith!
Fresh groomed singletrack, January 15th, 2020.
Evening ride, firm deck good riding. January 15th, 2020.
Late afternoon groom on the Twin Lakes singletrack, January 14th, 2020.
Sunset ride, rock solid deck great riding. January 12th, 2020.
Grooming new segment of trail of North Star ski trail, January 12th, 2020. Once groomed out proper, will be used as connector on the full loop.
Riding on Bullhead Lake, January 12th, 2020. Top water has now frozen over. We will be grooming on the Bootleg loop this week and the lake can be used as a connector from the ski trail to the Bootleg loop.
Twin Lakes singletrack freshly groomed, January 10th, 2020.
Solid deck and great riding on Twin Lakes singletrack, January 7th, 2020.
Ski trail riding, January 7th, 2020. Ski trails Skaters Waltz and Mother North Star closed to riding Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday but open again on Friday and on through the weekend.
Megan and Hunter out for a ride, January 6th, 2019.
Sunset ride on the fat bike trail, Twin Lakes singletrack, January 5th, 2020.
Twin Lakes singletrack lakeside, January 5th, 2020.
Morning grooming, January 5th, 2020.
Tight section to groom, January 5th, 2020.
Ski trail segment of Fat Bike loop, January 5th, 2020.
Touch up grooming on Twin Lakes singletrack, January 4th, 2020.
Downhill segment on Twin Lakes singletrack, January 4th, 2020.
Beautiful sunset lakeside Twin Lakes singletrack, January 4th, 2020.
Twin Lakes singletrack, January 4th, 2020. A few soft spots but good riding considering all the recent snow. Important to run low tire pressure.
Twin Lakes singletrack, January 4th, 2020.
Ready to hit the trail for some packing and grooming! January 2nd, 2020.
Grooming on Twin Lakes bridge segment, January 1st, 2020.
Bootleg singletrack, December 27th, 2019.
Suicide Hill used to access Bullhead lake and the connector to Bootleg loop. December 27th, 2019.
Connector on Bullhead Lake, December 27th, 2019. Watch for a few slush areas that have frozen over.
Fresh grooming on both Bootleg and Twin Lakes singletrack, December 26th, 2019. Thanks Ben for grooming!
Having fun on Bootleg! December 23rd, 2019.
Bridge crossing on Bootleg, December 23rd, 2019.
Ski trail riding on Skaters Waltz to connect from Bootleg to Twin Lakes, December 23rd, 2019.
Entering the connector on Bullhead after a ride on Bootleg singletrack, December 21st, 2019. (Arneson photo)
Enjoying the conditions! December 21st, 2019 (Wenzel photo)
Multi use segment, thanks for keeping to the side at Twin Lakes crossing, December 21st, 2019.
Fresh grooming on the Twin lakes singletrack, December 19th, 2019.

Groomed connector on Bullhead lake to access Bootleg singletrack,December 19th, 2019. Watch for short icy section.

Night ride! December 20th, 2019. Some of the best riding is at night with the great lighting systems available.
Evening fresh grooming on the Bootleg singletrack, December 18th, 2019.
Ben getting in a night groom, December 18th, 2019. Thanks Ben!!
Fresh snow on top of recent grooming on Twin Lakes singletrack, December 13th, 2019.
Bootleg singletrack, December 11th, 2019. Recently groomed Tuesday evening, December 10th, 2019.
Crossing Bullhead lake, December 11th, 2019. Use as connector to access the Bootleg loop.
Berms on Bootleg! December 11th, 2019.
Volunteer groomer Ben Olson ready to head out for a evening groom on the Twin Lakes and Bootleg loops, December 10th, 2019.
Checking out the fresh grooming on new Bootleg loop, December 6th, 2019.
Bridge section on Twin Lakes singletrack, December 6th, 2019.
Bridge crossing on Bootleg loop, bridges are level, smooth and ride great. December 6th, 2019.
Fat bike grooming on Twin Lakes singletrack. December 5th, 2019.
Grooming across bridge on new Bootleg loop, December 5th, 2019.
Twin Lakes lakeside, December 5th, 2019.
Night ride! December 4th, 2019.
Packing in fresh snow before the next round of snow, December 1st, 2019.
Steve on a bridge crossing, Bootleg loop. November 29th, 2019.
Bootleg singletrack, November 29th, 2019.
Twin Lakes singletrack, November 26th, 2019.
Wayne on a bridge crossing on Bootleg trail, November 23rd. (Arneson photo)
“Petes Porkie” segment, Twin Lakes singletrack. November 21st, 2019.
Skaters Waltz ski trail, November 21st, 2019. Until we start grooming the ski trails, Skaters Waltz and Sukkerbusk open for winter riding.

The trails we will have open this winter will be the Twin lakes singletrack and the new Bootleg loop. We will begin fat bike grooming once there is a base and 4-5″ of snow.

We are planning on grooming the Twin Lakes singletrack again for fat biking and hopefully the new Bootleg loop as well. Like last year, we will have select ski trail segments open later in the winter.

Thanks to everyone who helped make it a great 29th year of mountain biking at Maplelag. We are looking forward to next season with more new trail, hopefully a fat bike race the end of February, a spring race in May and of course the 30th annual Laddies Loppet. Keep the wheels moving!

Ben Olson ready for fat bike grooming, January 24th, 2019. We are excited Ben to have Ben on board for another season of grooming! Thanks Ben!