Mountain Bike Trail Report

Mountain bike trails are open. Another beautiful summer like day with fall color scenes! The leaves have fallen fast this year and we have been trying to stay on top of the leaf clearing the best we can. This week we plan to blow out the entire course again before the weekend. Today we are clearing out Bullhead Bootleg, Twin Lakes Race loop and most of the inner trail. Many leaves have already fallen so we are getting closer to the sweet spot point of the fall riding season! Dirt riding season will be open until November 1st than open for winter season Thanksgiving weekend.

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, October 2nd, 2023.
Hudson’t Hula, September 28th, 2023.
North Loup Gnar, September 28th, 2023.
Twin Lakes rock garden, September 28th, 2023.
Infamous Twin Lakes roots on first half of trail, September 28th, 2023.
Twin Lakes lakeside, September 23rd, 2023.
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.