Cooler weather moving in over the weekend making for a Fall like feel to the start of the week. Just a quick thundershower on Saturday afternoon otherwise the trails are dry and in great shape. It has been very nice for riding and working in the woods with few bugs. Folks have been hitting the trail pretty much daily. A few mud spots here and there from the recent rain. We have brushed out the lakeside drops and blown out the singletrack and conditions are very good to excellent. A few areas still brushy. The water tables are are at near record levels from the wet June and July. We have been working on the trails including maintenance work on the singletrack and have been mowing on the ski trails, preparing them for winter and cutting trees from winds earlier this month. The ski trails are in great shape for this time of year. A few areas of erosion from the hard rain but will repair in the Fall.
The trails are open for mountain biking, hiking and trail running throughout the Summer. The trails are closed to horses and motorized use. There is no charge to use the trails and there are no services in the main lodge at this time with camp going on. If you do ride, all we ask is you clear and sticks etc. if you can. 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 50min to 1.5 hrs to complete. 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!