Beautiful weekend on the trails. About as good as it gets for fall weather. Temps in the 60’s with brilliant sunshine. Great riding on the mountain bike trails this weekend. (photos below from a Sunday ride) Just a few greasy spots from the 3″ of rain during the week. It has been a wet summer and early fall and water tables are at record levels. Good number of folks hitting the trail for some riding.
The trails are open for mountain biking, hiking, and trail running throughout the fall until the snow flies. The next event on the trails will be the Pumpkin Run. The trails are closed to horses and motorized use. There is no charge to use the trails. 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. We also have a new mountain bike trail near twin lakes. Follow the twin lakes ski trail and look for the mountain bike trail signs. The trail is a work in progress but folks are welcome to ride to the end and back or take ski trail back. 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!
We have been mowing on the ski trails throughout the summer, 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. We will continue working on the trails preparing them for the winter season.