Mountain Bike Trail Report

Trails are open. Great weekend of riding in place. Mostly dry conditions, a few damp areas otherwise very good early season riding. Chance of precipitation later today, but should be nice riding most of the day today. Good seeing new folks and the locals alike this weekend!

We continue to work on the trails, clearing and placing out signs and course marking. This week we added a couple more wooden trail features at the start of “Moorhead” singletrack and also “North Loup Gnar” singletrack.

Trail head is at flagpole near main lodge. Look for white signs that have “Beginner/Sport/Comp/Expert” or named singletrack. There are also red signs at key intersections. We have also taped off the 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. Please park in the first parking lot where the recycling bins are located. The main lodge is closed, no services available. Park and ride! Any questions on riding etc., contact Jay at 218-849-7669.

The Maplelag trails are classic “old school” trails, first built in 1990 and feature some of the more technical areas of cross country riding in the Midwest.

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

We will be hosting the Laddies Loppet this Labor day weekend. More details available soon.

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.

Maplelag team member Jacob Olson checking out the new wood feature at start of “Moorhead” singletrack, April 24th, 2021.
Jacob lakeside, April 24th, 2021. (Ben Olson photo)
Maplelag team member Ben Olson checking out the new wood feature at start of “Moorhead” singletrack, April 24th, 2021.
Ben weaving through the rocks! April 24th, 2021.
Moorhead rock garden, April 24th, 2021.