A hot and dry weekend on the trail. The recent conditions have put the trails driest they have been all summer considering the wet conditions earlier in the year. The deer flies are done completely and a few mosquitoes when stopping. The course is in great shape and looking good. A couple folks from the wedding weekend hitting the trail for some riding. We have been working on the bike trail course here and there, preparing it for the upcoming Laddies Loppet weekend. Folks have been hitting the trail pretty much daily and the riding has been great. The course is dry and hard. We 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 Fall until the snow flies for real. The trails are closed to horses and motorized use. There is no charge to use the trails. 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 40 min 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!