Mountain Bike Trail Report

Trails are open. Great weekend of riding on tap. Saturday about as good as it gets for April. Nice temps, good surface and no bugs! Good seeing all the riders out to enjoy!

After a taste of winter this week, the snow has evaporated/melted off and the trails are drying up nicely. The early season clearing helped with the drying process and the snow actually compacted the deck. A few soft spots here and there but should be a nice weekend of riding. With possible freezing nights, best riding will be in the afternoons.

We continue to work on the trails, clearing and placing out signs and course marking. Trail head is at flagpole near main lodge. North trail can be accessed of county road 110 just to the east of Maplelag driveway. Bootleg loop accessed from county road 26 via the gravel road 110. Any questions on riding, contact Jay at 218-849-7669.

We have set a new course for the LagChilada mountain bike challenge, riding all the trails in one ride! Click here for more details.

New season passes will be available in a few weeks. Trail fees are appreciated to help offset trail work, signage and hopefully a new map. These are major expenses and we receive no grants outside funding for the privately maintained trails at Maplelag. Click here for most recent map. (Note: There are a few reroutes on the map but everything will be tapped off. No riding allowed on AMA land and please stay on designated trails at all time. Assume all risk and take responsibility for your actions) We are working on a new trail map that will feature many new trails built last summer and fall.

Wooden feature on Bjorp’s singletrack, April 17th, 2021 (Dylan Welsh photo)
Beautiful conditions for April 17th, 2021.
Bootleg singletrack, April 17th, 2021.
Bridge crossing on Bootleg singletrack, April 17th, 2021.
Twin Lakes singletrack clear of snow, April 15th, 2021. Trail work earlier this spring help facilitating the melting process, evident by snow in the woods but trail free of snow. Frost is out, deck is firming up. Good early season conditions.
Start of Twin Lakes singletrack, April 15th, 2021.
Snowy singletrack, April 13th, 2021. Cold temps and dry snow making riding possible.
Beautiful April afternoon scene on the “Bootleg” mountain bike singletrack, April 11th, 2021.
Berm on “Hudson’s Hula” segment, Twin Lakes singletrack, April 11th, 2021.
Bootleg creek flowing nicely after rain earlier in the week, April 11th, 2021.
Twin Lakes singletrack, April 10th, 2021.
Twin Lakes singletrack, April 10th, 2021.
Moss lined singletrack, April 9th, 2021.
Rock garden on “Moorhead” singletrack, April 9th, 2021.
Recent rainfall bringing the “Maplelag Moss” alive on the trails, April 7th, 2021.