Mountain Bike Trail Report

Mountain bike course is open. Dry conditions with a few dusty spots here and there and scattered organic matter on a few segments. Overall great riding and the track is rolling good. Great seeing all the riders out last weekend…nice job to all those doing the LagChilada challenge!! We will be focusing our efforts on the race course for Laddies Loppet leading up to race day on Sunday September 3rd to have conditions as best as possible. Post race weekend is always some of the best riding of the season and a great time to do the LagChilada!

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.

The descending on “Bear Pass” singletrack, August 22nd, 2023.
Ready to put up the custom routed LagChilada sign by Keith who used a timber reclaimed from the fire. August 22nd, 2023.
Rolling on Hudson’s Hula singletrack, August 21st, 2023. 
Tech section on “Pirate’s Pass” singletrack segment, August 16th, 2023.
Members of the high school team Northwest Wolves on the Maplelag mountain bike trails for early season practice, August 15th, 2023.
First maple leaves falling on the forest floor, August 13th, 2023.
Rolling on the ski trail and welcomed sunshine on Saturday, August 12th, 2023.
Wooden ramp on Bjorp’s singletrack loop, August 10th, 2023.
Ride the berms and corners high! August 10th, 2023.
Ski trail moss coming to life after recent rain, August 8th, 2023.
Rolling through the LagChilada on the North Star singletrack, August 6th, 2023.
Twin Lakes singletrack, August 7th, 2023.
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.
Mowing on the ski trail portion of the bike course, July 21st, 2023. Most of the ski trail segments mowed this week.
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.