Fat Biking Trail Report

We will continue to have the trails open this week and through the weekend, riding possible in the mornings if below freezing. Access to Bootleg now via the road with Bullhead lake not passable with icy conditions.

No fee to use the trails. Lodge is closed. No bathroom facilities available. Please respect the closure. Park and ride!

Currently the Twin Lakes and Bootleg singletrack loops are open for fat biking.

To access Twin Lakes singletrack, head down the driveway and cut in at the bridge segment or use Loon Return ski trail.

To access the Bootleg loop, use Skaters Waltz to Suicide Hill than down Suicide Hill across lake to the loop. Back across and continue on Skaters Waltz back to Maplelag or cut over on North Star singletrack to access Twin Lakes and make a complete loop. Look for red signs at key intersections to make connectors from the skate ski trail. On Mother North Star ski trail segment, ride down middle in between tracks.

Thanks Ben and Keith for helping out this season with grooming and maintaining the trail.

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

Bridge crossing on Bootleg singletrack, March 24th, 2020. Water is starting to flow on the creeks more and more each day. Still 1-2 feet of snow in the woods.
Skaters Waltz ski trail, morning March 24th, 2020. Ski trails have been rolling good when freezing the night before.
Hudson’s Hula loop on Twin Lakes singletrack, March 23rd, 2020.
Great crust riding on Wavy Gravy ski trail in between Twin Lakes, March 21st, 2020.
Crust riding on Island Lake, March 22nd, 2020.
North Star extension singletrack, March 20th, 2020.
Berm action on Bullhead bootleg loop, March 20th, 2020.
Scenic view off Bullhead Bootleg loop, March 20th, 2020.
Morning ride, March 17th, 2020.
Dusting of new snow on top of rock solid base, March 17th, 2020.
Last downhill on Twin Lakes, March 17th, 2020.
Ski trails continue to roll fast on firm base, March 17th, 2020.
Great riding on area lakes, March 17th, 2020.
Late season riding remains excellent on the singletrack loops, March 14th, 2020.
Ski trails riding like paved trails, February 14th, 2020.
Crust riding on area lakes, March 14th, 2020.
Great crust riding on local forest roads, March 14th, 2020.
Start of Twin Lakes singletrack, March 9th, 2020. Awesome late season conditions!
Skaters Waltz, March 9th, 2020. The ski trails are rolling fast! Like pavement! Please ride outside of warm temps to keep the deck rut free.Temps look good all week and weekend for good riding in the mornings and late afternoon/early evening.
Great riding Saturday morning, March 7th, 2020. (Wenzel photo)

Bridge crossing, Bootleg singletrack, March 5th, 2020.
Drifted area on Bootleg singletrack, March 5th, 2020.
Fresh snow on the singletrack, March 3rd, 2020.
Fresh tracks on fresh snow! March 3rd, 2020.
Late afternoon ride on Twin Lakes singletrack, March 2nd, 2020.
Afternoon riding, Bootleg Singletrack, February 25th, 2020.
Through the trees on Twin Lakes singletrack, February 25th, 2020.
Fantastic riding Sunday morning on a great deck, February 23rd, 2020.
Bridge crossing on Bootleg loop, February 23rd, 2020.
Start of Twin Lakes singletrack, late afternoon February 22nd, 2020. Thanks everyone for staying off the trail in the afternoon. This will make for better riding on Sunday morning!
Great conditions on Bootleg singletrack, February 21st, 2020.
Skate trails riding great, remain open to fat bikes, February 20th, 2020.
Silky smooth surface on top of solid deck, Bootleg singletrack, February 18th, 2020.
Bridge crossing, Bootleg singletrack, February 18th, 2020.
North Star extension after fresh grooming today. Connector segment between ski trails to link Bootleg and Twin Lakes singletrack, February 17th, 2020.
Grooming on Twin Lakes singletrack, February 17th, 2020.
Evening ride, Twin Lakes lakeside, February 15th, 2020.
Sunset ride, Twin Lakes singletrack, February 15th, 2020.
Late afternoon grooming on Bootleg singletrack, February 14th, 2020.
Sunset ride on Bootleg singletrack, February 11th, 2020.
Lake riding on Little Sugarbush lake, February 11th, 2020. Good riding on snowmobile tracks.
Fantastic riding conditions on the singletrack, February 7th, 2020.
More signs on the course to help riders navigate the loops, February 7th, 2020.
Bootleg singletrack, February 7th, 2020.
Firm solid deck on the skate trails, more obvious where to ride with fat bike groomer track, February 7th, 2020.
Incredible riding, February 5th, 2020.
Rolling on Skaters Waltz, February 5th, 2020. All 15km of skate trails open for fat biking.
Deck on fat bike trails in excellent condition, February 3rd, 2020.
Grooming on Bootleg loop, February 2nd, 2020.
Bridge crossing on Bootleg loop, February 2nd, 2020.
Twin Lakes singletrack, February 1st, 2020.
Portion of the fat bike loop goes on Mother North Star trail, ride in between tracks please. February 1st, 2020.
Skate ski trail riding. Freshly groomed the night before! February 1st,
Riding on Bootleg trail, January 31st, 2020.
Riding on Bootleg trail bridge crossing,, January 31st, 2020.
Evening groom on Twin Lakes singletrack, January 30th, 2020.
Rolling on Bootleg singletrack, January 28th, 2020.
Rolling on Bootleg singletrack, January 28th, 2020.
New fat bike trail signs are out to help riders navigate trail options on the groomed riding options, January 29th, 2020.
Buried bridge! Riding on Bootleg singletrack, January 26th, 2020. Still a few soft areas but rideable and on tap for more grooming this week.
Grooming on Bootleg loop, January 26th, 2020. We hope to open Bootleg this week for fat biking.
Afternoon ride, January 24th, 2020. A bit soft in spots but overall nice riding on the Twin Lakes singletrack.
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!