Mountain Bike Trail Report

Mountain bike course is open. Damp conditions this morning after rain Saturday evening. Might be a few greasy spots here and there but the rain was welcomed as conditions have been dry lately.

This week we worked on Bullhead Bootleg and North Loup Gnar loops, brushing out overgrown areas. Overall, July was a great month of trail work and we will continue to work on select segments almost daily leading up to the Laddies Loppet mountain bike race over Labor Day weekend.   

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 as well as the loops “Feeling Lucky” and “Sukkerwest”. North Loup Gnar on the north side is a slow tech skills trail. 

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

Bullhead Bootleg rolling great after trail work this week, August 6th, 2023.
North Loup Gnar in great shape after trail work this week, August 5th, 2023.
North Loup Gnar part of the Lagchilada, August 5th, 2023.
Rock garden on North Loup Gnar, August 5th, 2023.
Forest floor coming to life after rain this week, Bullhead Bootleg singletrack, August 2nd, 2023.
Rolling through the last singletrack section, July 31st, 2023.
Start of “Feeling Lucky” trail and the LagChilada,. Feeling lucky is a good starter loop whether or not doing a full LagChilada.Trailhead July 28th, 2023.
Grooming on the double track portion of the bike course, July 24th, 2023.
Nice crop of “elephant ear” mushroom on log near “Feeling Lucky” singletrack, July 24th, 2023.
Bjorp’s Stump Singletrack, July 21st, 2023.
Mowing on the ski trail portion of the bike course, July 21st, 2023. Most of the ski trail segments mowed this week.
Twin Lakes bridge, July 20th, 2023. Stay tuned about new for Spring Opener 2024!!
Rolling through Hudson’s Hula on Twin lakes singletrack, July 17th, 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.