1.2 miles
Distance
45 ft
Climb
-463 ft
Descent
00:06:08
Avg time

Acer Spades Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Thurston Hills Natural Area
    Springfield, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #37129 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2018
  • Land Manager

A fast, flowing downhill trail with no technical features other than some swooping berms interspersed with some bumps. The upper portion may be beyond the liking of absolute beginners. There is a tie-in to the lower portion which may be more appropriate for these riders.

Access Info

There is a tie-in connection from Lower Mossy Maple to the lower portion of this trail for sessioning some easier flow rides (making a 3/4 mile circuit). There is also a connection across Lower Mossy Maple trail from the end of Yew Haw and shortly before the extension to Lower Mossy Maple branches off to the left.

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More Stats for Acer Spades mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -418 ft
  • Altitude min
    641 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,072 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,059 ft
  • Altitude end
    641 ft
  • Grade
    -6.797%
  • Grade max
    -33.18%
  • Grade min
    15.272%
  • Distance climb
    656 ft
  • Distance down
    4,057 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,397 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:08
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:13
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Status:
on Jul 24, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Acer Spades Trail Reports

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      Jul 24, 2021 @ 4:56pm
      Jul 24, 2021
      Foliage has been cut back and is out of the way.
      Jul 7, 2021 @ 9:45pm
      Jul 7, 2021
      Jun 21, 2021 @ 9:12pm
      Jun 21, 2021
      Jun 4, 2021 @ 4:45pm
      Jun 4, 2021
      Enjoyable
      May 19, 2021 @ 8:48am
      May 19, 2021
      Super fun and its runnign great right now!! Go send it!!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 360 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 604 rides
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      Apr 4, 2021 @ 11:08pm
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      Aug 15, 2019 @ 10:34pm
      Aug 15, 2019
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      Aug 15, 2019 @ 10:34pm
      Aug 15, 2019
      181 |
      Jul 29, 2018 @ 1:15pm
      Jul 29, 2018

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      KevinH69 (Jul 15, 2018 at 8:12)
       Great trail with alot of berms and bumps. Once it gets ridden in more it will be an awesome grip and grin. Will be a little loose in some corners for a while as the trail is new. Some of the berms are a bit short on the exit so pay attention to your lines. So glad this is finally open and so close. THANKS DOD and Willamalane.
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      • + 1
      KevinH69 (Jul 23, 2018 at 18:52)
       Getting a little more packed in and the berms starting to get a bit of a groove. Some loose sluff/stuff in some of the turns. Great fun!
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      FannyZac (Aug 17, 2018 at 9:36)
       I’m a beginner Mountain Biker, not an expert. I’ve been out at whypass a few times which is more enjoyable for me. But I think overtime once the trail gets packed in, it will be an excellent trail. Getting to Acer Spades is an excellent workout! Just be careful if your a beginner.
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      • + 0
      RBalicious (Nov 9, 2018 at 15:22)
       It's an alright trail. Don't ride when wet. Soils don't drain well.
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      • + 1
      Benconomics DOD (Aug 15, 2019 at 22:21)
       Been riding this trail all summer. Great exercise on the climb up and fast and fun on the way down.
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      • + 0
      Yage0088 (Jun 7, 2020 at 2:37)
       There is alot.to.like about this trail. If the berms got built a little bigger it would be lightening fast
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      • + 1
      phoneograph (Oct 31, 2020 at 18:52)
       Very smooth,with lots of berms and a few roller sections. A little sketchy when wet, but still rideable.
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