Mountain Bike Trail Report

Mountain bike trails are open. A nice weekend of Fall riding in place with more seasonable weather. We have been clearing on the trail daily and have blown out the entire 25 mile LagChilada course this week. Still a few leaves still falling down and some areas have a few leaves scattered on the deck but overall great fall riding conditions. We are getting closer to the “Sweet Spot” of fall riding where all the leaves are down and the track is clear! Mostly tacky surface but watch for greasy spots on the insides of corners. 

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.   Season passes available on our gift shop page.

“Pete’s Porkie” singletrack segment on the Twin Lakes loop after fresh clearing, October 6th, 2023.
Rolling through Twin Lakes rock garden, October 6th, 2023.
Trail intersection after fresh clearing, October 6th, 2023.
More mushrooms on the side of the singletrack, October 6th, 2023.
Big acorn crop this year and we have bee clearing the acorns to the side on the singletrack, October 6th, 2023.
Feeling Lucky after fresh clearing, October 5th, 2023.
Rolling through the rock garden on Feeling Lucky, October 5th, 2023.
Sunset riding, October 4th, 2023.
Local HS MTB Team “NW Wolves” out for practice on beautiful Fall evening, October 3rd, 2023.
Working through a rock garden, October 3rd, 2023
Leaf clearing on the Singletrack, October 3rd, 2023.
Sunset ride, October 2nd, 2023.