Mountain Bike Trail Report

Trails are open. Riding surface is hardpack/tacky. The woods have really filled out the past week making for lush green deep woods forest scenes.

We have been clearing out singletrack segments as needed after the entire course was cleared out earlier this year. We also widened bridges on the Bootleg loop, added a few wooden features on the new trails, dirt work on select areas and planted a couple hundred trees along the course. We will continue tuning the trail throughout the spring and summer.

Great seeing new folks and the locals alike out this season. Rider traffic helps compress the deck and ride in the lines!

Trail head is at flagpole near main lodge. Look for white signs that have “Beginner/Sport/Comp/Expert” or named singletrack segments. There are also red signs at key intersections and pink signs for the LagChilada loop challenge. We have also taped off most intersections. The two way “North Loup Gnar” 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, mirrored off the courses used for racing to provide training opportunities for local racers. and feature some of the more technical areas of cross country riding in the Midwest.

For first timers to Maplelag, best trails first to start on would be Sukkerwest at end of driveway and Feeling Lucky near main start area. Also the Citizen loop which provides options to try the more advanced singletracks segments. Trails are also on TrailForks.

We have set a new course for the LagChilada mountain bike challenge, riding all the trails in one ride! Click here for more detail The course is marked at key intersections with pink “LagChilada” signs.

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

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.

Deep woods singletrack! May 23rd, 2021.
Twin Lakes lakeside, May 23rd, 2021.
Yellow slippers blooming along the trail this weekend, May 23rd, 2021.
Woods lush and green, May 22nd, 2021.
Rock feature on new trail “Feeling Lucky”, May 19th, 2021.
Ski trail segment, May 19th, 2021.
Berm action on Bullhead Bootleg singletrack, May 18th, 2021.
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Another beautiful spring evening for riding! May 13th, 2021. Leaves filling out more and more each day, forest floor coming to life and the deck is dry and hard. Usually we don’t see the clay turn white until August!
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“Hudson’s Hula” segment on the Twin Lakes singletrack, May 11th, 2021. Incredible early season riding continues!
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Moss lined singletrack, May 11th, 2021.
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Turning a corner on the new loop “Feeling Lucky”. May 10th, 2021. It has been great having all the early season riders to help ride in lines and help us make adjustments to improve the trail after identifying rider patterns.
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Signs for the LagChilada mountain bike challenge loop are being placed at the key intersections. May 10th, 2021. Start at the new loop “Feeling Lucky”.