Mountain Bike Trail Report

Mountain bike course is open. Dry/hardpack surface conditions. A great weekend of riding and looks to continue this week. Cooler than normal temps making for nice riding and keeping the bugs at bay. It’s been a solid month of trail work and the trails are rolling very nice.  We will continue trail work this week as we prepare for the Laddies Loppet mountain bike race over Labor Day weekend. 

This week we blew and brushed out most of the Twin Lakes singletrack loop and also Bjorps singletrack. Last week we brushed out “Fargo” and “Pete’s Porkie” on the Twin Lakes loop for the most recent brushing/clearing.We will continue working on select segments keeping conditions as best as possible.

The entire 25 mile “LagChilada” course was cleared and blown out this spring and we do our best to clear any new deadfall as soon as possible. Always be aware for changing conditions and assume all responsibility riding.  The Maplelag course is generally described as a classic or natural trail which is rideable shortly after any rain events as the rain is absorbed and drains off naturally.

All the key intersections are taped and signs are at singletrack segments. The singletrack segments are signed by name and courses are generally marked for the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series with Citizen, Sport, Comp and Expert. Any singletrack that is not marked where it crosses ski trail, continue straight on the singletrack. Reference our map or TrailForks or Strava for guidance. 

The Lagchilada challenge is in place which is a ride consisting of the entire mountain bike trail system. It is marked with both black signs and pink signs. Use the Strava app or guidance.

A good intermediate loop to ride is the Sport Loop and Bullhead Bootleg to the east. A good beginner loop to ride is the Citizen loop.

Like this winter, trail users are welcome to use the Brant cabin for a changing area and there are also bathrooms. Season passes available on our gift shop page.

Rolling through Hudson’s Hula on Twin lakes singletrack, July 17th, 2023.
Twin Lakes Singletrack, July 16th, 2023.
Freshly cleared singletrack, Twin Lakes loop July 15th, 2023.
Twin Lakes singletrack after brushing and blowing out, July 14th, 2023.
We’ve been using electric tools to work on the trails this summer. Very impressive! July 13th, 2023.
Start of Twin Lakes singletrack, July 12th, 2023. Twin Lakes is rolling great after recent trail work.
Blowing out lakeside segment on Twin Lakes singletrack after brushing earlier, July 11th, 2023.
“Pete’s Porkie” singletrack segment on the Twin Lakes loop, July 9th, 2023. Recently brushed and blown out. 
“Fargo” singletrack segment on the Twin Lakes loop, July 9th, 2023. Recently brushed and blown out. 
Fast conditions and fun riding on the weekend! July 1st, 2023. 
Forest green, June 30th, 2023.
Mandi and Britta all smiles after a successful skills session, June 27th, 2023.
Navigating one of the “Five Dollar Corners” on North Loup Gnar, June 26th, 2023. The North Loup Gnar segment is a slow tech loop that is great for working on the skills. 
Recent rainfall bringing the moss back to life, June 24th, 2023.
“Fern Gully” segment on Bullhead Bootleg singletrack, June 24th, 2023.