Mountain Bike Trail Report

Mountain bike trails are open. Drying out nicely after rain Wednesday morning. Mostly tacky surface but ride the corners wide and the berms high for any slick spots in those areas. Rest of the week and weekend looks to be great fall riding. Get out before the dirt season closes on November 1st!

We have been working on the entire 25 mile LagChilada course weekly this fall clearing leaves as they fall. Thursday clearing on the shorter inner segments. Wednesday clearing on Feeling Lucky, Moorhead and North Star. Friday clearing planned on Hudson’s Hula and Bjorps. Some areas more clear than others 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.

“Feeling Lucky” singletrack, October 18th, 2023.
“Moorhead” singletrack, October 18th, 2023.
Heading down the “Toot” hill, October 18th, 2023.
Fresh cleared trail, North Star singletrack, October 18th, 2023.
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.