Mountain Bike Trail Report

Dry/hardpack conditions. Dry conditions to start on Friday. Chance or rain later which would be very much welcomed. Watch for a few corners being loose, scattered organic matter, otherwise very nice riding and the course is rolling great.

We have marked the courses used for the Laddies Loppet mountain bike race weekend (courses will be posted on this link)

Signage for the Laddies Loppet course. If riding the LagChilada, follow the pink LagChilada signs.

We continue to fine tune the course to provide the best riding conditions possible with dirt work, brushing and blowing out trail. We will resume blowing out trail once we receive rain to settle the dust.

This spring we 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 summer and blowing out trail as needed. Click here for trail pass

Great seeing new folks and the locals alike out this season. Rider traffic helps compress the deck and ride in the lines! Nice job to all the riders competing the LagChilada challenge so far this year.

Trail head is at flagpole near main lodge. Look for 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. 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 (6.5 miles) which provides options to try the more advanced singletracks segments. The sport loop (11miles) is more intermediate, cutting out the more expert sections. The expert loop is around 15 miles.

The two way “North Loup Gnar” trail can be accessed of county road 110 just to the east of Maplelag driveway. Bullhead 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. We hosted a race that fall of 1990 and continue to run an event on Labor day weekend call the Laddies Loppet.

Trails listed on TrailForks. (Please note some routes were added by riders not associated with Maplelag, in particular the lakeside areas but all trails and intersections are marked)

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

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.

“Bridge” singletrack segment leading to Twin Lakes loop, August 19th, 2021. Areas of scattered organic matter from dry and windy conditions otherwise great riding!
Rolling through a wooden feature on “Bjorp’s” singletrack, August 16th, 2021.
End of “Feeling Lucky” singletrack, August 16th, 2021.
Ride around option on first singletrack segment, August 16th, 2021.
Bridge crossing on Bullhead Bootleg singletrack, August 13th, 2021.
Rolling through the rock garden on Moorhead singeletrack, August 13th, 2021.
Twin Lakes singletrack, August 13th, 2021.
Summer grooming on Suicide Hill, August 12th, 2021. Each course will only go up Suicide once.
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Signs for the Laddie’s Loppet course being placed this week, August 12th, 2021.
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Checking out fresh tuning on Twin Lakes singletrack, August 10th, 2021.
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Tuning on Twin Lakes trail, August 9th, 2021.
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JP rolling through the berm on Twin Lakes singletrack, August 2nd, 2021.
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JP rolling through the berm on Twin Lakes singletrack, August 2nd, 2021.