Mountain Bike Trail Report

Mountain bike course is open. We are blowing out trail again this week, trying to clear as much trail as possible before the weekend. Leaves are coming down fast and are particularly thick this year. Monday we blew out Bullhead Bootleg and Tuesday we blew out Hudson’s Hula on Twin Lakes singletrack. Wednesday we will be blowing out the expert starter loop and the original Twin Lakes Loop. Tacky conditions underneath the leaves. Use a little extra caution and enjoy the fall colors! 

Thanks to everyone who came out for our Fall Color day! Was great to see familiar faces and new ones. We hope to have another trail day in October. Stay tuned! Good job to all the riders completing the LagChilada challenged the past few weeks. The month of October is a good time with more leaves down and cleared and pleasant weather.

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. 

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.

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.

Sunset ride at end of Twin Lakes singletrack, September 27th, 2023.
Evening ride on Bullhead Bootleg, September 25th, 2023.
Clearing out Bullhead Bootleg! September 25th, 2023.
Heading on to the trails, September 24th, 2023,
Fall color scene at the trail head, September 24th, 2023.
Riders heading out Saturday morning, September 23rd, 2023.
Members of the Maplelag MTB team ready to hit the trails, September 23rd, 2023.
“Feeling Lucky” singletrack, September 22nd, 2023. Cleared earlier in the day but leaves quick to fall to the ground! 
Leaf clearing on the singletrack, September 21st, 2023.
Beautiful conditions for the LagChilada, September 22nd, 2023. We have cleared the entire course this week but leaves are falling fast….enjoy the special time of year!!
Local high school team “NWC Wolves” on the move September 19th, 2023.
Twin Lakes singletraxck after fresh clearing, September 20th, 2023.
Beauty night to ride! September 19th, 2023.
Coaches and kids with this years shirt for those completing the LagChilada challenge. September 19th, 2023.
Fall scene, September 18th, 2023.