Mountain Bike Trail Report

Mountain bike trails are open. Great conditions over the weekend continuing into this week. Tacky/hardpack riding surface, scattering of leaves in spots. Overall very good fall biking conditions. 

We are entering the “Sweet Spot” of fall riding where nearly all the leaves are down and the track is clear. We have been working on the entire 25 mile LagChilada course weekly this fall clearing leaves as they fall. Some areas more clear than others, there are lots of leaves! and the wind will blow some back in the track but overall very good fall biking conditions.

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.

Another beautiful fall evening, October 16th, 2023. Poplar trees “popping” this week with color.
Bullhead connector to Bootleg singletrack, October 12th, 2023. 
Fern Gully section, Bullhead Bootleg, October 11th, 2023.
Weaving through the trees, first half Twin Lake singletrack, October 11th, 2023.
Hudson’s Hula singletrack on Twin Lakes loop, October 11th, 2023.
Still pockets of Fall color along the bike course, October 9th, 2023.
Sunset riding, October 9th, 2023.
“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.