Mountain Bike Trail Report

Trails Open! A great week of fall riding in place. Overall hardpack/tacky surface conditions. A few leaves starting to come down otherwise excellent riding. Yesterday we cleared the starter loop on the inner system and the original Twin Lakes loop to the west. Today we plan to clear out the “Fargo” segment.

Last week we blew out the second half of Twin Lakes that includes Hudson’s Hula and the bridge loop, Feeling Lucky, Bullhead Bootleg and North Loop Gnar singletrak loops/segments. 

We will blow leaves off the course every 7-10 days on various segments the month of September and October than trails close early November for the dirt season. 

Click here for new map online. The main trail head is near the resort with other trails accessible from the driveway for the Twin Lakes and Sukkerwest loops, county road 110 and hiway 34 for the Bullhead Bootleg loop. Trailforks is also a great resource to use for identifying the Maplelag mountain bike trails. 

Twin Lakes has a “sport” option to bypass the first part that has more roots that leads to Hudson’s Hula loop which is rolling great the end of summer. Feeling Lucky, SukkerWest and the Citizen loop good starter trails/loops for first time riders to Maplelag.

We also have pink signs out for the LagChilada challenge which is one continuous ride of the entire trail system, about 25 miles.

Summer pass can be purchased here. The passes helps offset maintenance costs. The Maplelag trails are privately owned and operated and we receive no grants or assistance for operating.

Click here for information on the Laddies Loppet mountain bike race weekend.

By riding at Maplelag, assume all risk and responsibility for any changing conditions that may alter the riding surface.

Twin Lakes clearing, September 27th, 2022.
Heading out for a early evening ride among beautiful fall color, September 26th, 2022.
Rolling through Hudson’s Hula, September 24th, 2022.
Rolling through Hudson’s Hula singletrack segment on Twin Lakes loop, September 22nd, 2022.
North Loop Gnar segment rolling great after leaf clearing today, September 23rd, 2022.
Feeling Lucky freshly cleared today, September 23rd, 2022.
Leaf clearing at end of Twin Lake singletrack, September 22nd, 2022. We will continue to clear select segments during the fall.
Twin Lakes bridge loop riding superb after leaf clearing earlier in the day, September 21st, 2022.
Rolling through “Moorhead” rock garden, September 19th, 2022. Fantastic conditions for late September! 
Ski trail portion of bike course. September 18th, 2022. Still very “green” in the woods for late September. We are 5-6 days behind the usual peak of fall color at Maplelag. 
Twin Lakes rock garden, September 18th, 2022.
Saturday riders, September 17th, 2022. Always good to see first time riders on course! 
Sun popping out periodically on Saturday, September 17th, 2022.
Rolling through Twin Lakes Singletrack, September 16th, 2022.
Rolling through the “Moorhead” Singletrack, September 8th, 2022.
Thumbs up from Sam Elson out on trail today, September 8th, 2022.
Great riding Monday, September 5th, 2022. One of the best times of the year to ride are the days after the mountain bike race weekend!
Short track awards ceremony, September 4th, 2022. Incredible weather over the weekend making for fantastic riding conditions. 
Maplelag team member Steve Wenzel rolling through the “Moorhead” rock garden, September 3rd, 2022. Steve has competed in every race since 1990!
Start of the Kids Competitive cross country, September 3rd, 2022.
Sunday short track racing action, September 4th, 2022. (Matt Johnson photo)