1 miles
Distance
45 ft
Climb
-463 ft
Descent
1,072 ft
High Point

Acer Spades Details

  • Riding Area
    Thurston Hills Natural Area
    Springfield, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Year round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #21548 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Acer Spades bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -418 ft
  • Altitude min
    641 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
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Status:
on Jan 14, 2019
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
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  • < 2 weeks
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Acer Spades Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jan 14, 2019 @ 9:57am
      Jan 14, 2019
      Acer Spades has been closed for the winter due to deteriorating trail conditions.
      Nov 14, 2018 @ 5:43pm
      Nov 14, 2018
      Running well, berms are damp and tacky, no water on trails. Ride before it rains again
      Nov 9, 2018 @ 2:52pm
      Nov 9, 2018
      Just don't. Not worth riding with the amount of damage to the trails and cleaning time for you
      Oct 30, 2018 @ 12:49pm
      Oct 30, 2018
      Oct 14, 2018 @ 4:23pm
      Oct 14, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 18 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      All
      • 93 rides
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      Jul 29, 2018

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag 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!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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
      flag 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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