3,233 ft
Distance
220 ft
Climb
-76 ft
Descent
00:07:01
Avg time

Lookout Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Spencer Mountain
    Whitefish, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Late April to October
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #18386 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Quick Climb that takes you from the Spencer Access Road to a multiple downhill trails. This trail is steep but has been rerouted so that it is more rideable now. Follow the trail to the top of the ridge where you'll have a great view of the valley to the west. From there you can access, Recess, Maple Syrup, Spooky Pete's, and Flow Factory.

Access Info

From the Spencer parking lot, ride up the access road to the flat plateau. Otter Pop is to the right, Lookout Trail is to the left.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lookout Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    143 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,619 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,779 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,630 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,773 ft
  • Grade
    4.435%
  • Grade max
    -20.697%
  • Grade min
    30.759%
  • Distance climb
    1,583 ft
  • Distance down
    713 ft
  • Distance flat
    937 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:30
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Status:
on Jul 29, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • 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
  • Other Other
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      Lookout Trail Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jul 29, 2018 @ 11:11am
      Jul 29, 2018
      Dust dry. But otherwise fine.
      May 16, 2017 @ 6:38pm
      May 16, 2017
      Aug 31, 2016 @ 4:20pm
      Aug 31, 2016
      Mar 5, 2016 @ 9:30am
      Mar 5, 2016
      The single track from the road to the top of Spencer is clear. I did, however, ride around the rock garden, so that may have snow.
      May 4, 2015 @ 5:06pm
      May 4, 2015
      Re-route up the climb is finished. Much better now!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 118 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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      • 1,057 rides
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      Photos

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      May 21, 2018 @ 7:10pm
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      Lookout Trail, Cranbrook
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      May 21, 2018 @ 7:10pm
      May 21, 2018
      Lookout Trail, Cranbrook
      74 |
      Apr 29, 2016 @ 6:29pm
      Apr 29, 2016
      Lookout Trail, Whitefish
      116 |
      Apr 29, 2016 @ 6:28pm
      Apr 29, 2016
      Lookout Trail, Whitefish

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