1 miles
Distance
61 ft
Climb
-623 ft
Descent
00:09:37
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Maple Syrup Trail
  • Flathead Fat Tires

Maple Syrup Details

  • Riding Area
    Spencer Mountain
    Whitefish, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Late April to October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #31765 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking

Great trail with more rooty and rocky steep sections than Otter Pop but mostly natural; not as many built features as some other trails in this area. It has some optional smaller airs as well as some more technical downhill sections. A great next step to a more technical trail. Recent work has it riding great!

Access Info

Head West of Whitefish on Highway 93, Spencer Lake will be on the left, take the next left on Twin Bridges Road. The trailhead is on your left. To get there ride up the access road to the flat plateau and Otter Pop on the right. Follow the Lookout Trail to the left, and go to the top. There you can access Maple Syrup as well as other trails.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Maple Syrup bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -562 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,208 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,787 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,769 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,208 ft
  • Grade max
    -81.924%
  • Grade min
    67.837%
  • Distance climb
    588 ft
  • Distance down
    3,761 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,200 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:37
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Status:
on Jul 29, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 3.35 (9 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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  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • Parking Parking
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Directions to maple-syrup-8457 trailhead (48.386340, -114.413890)
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      Maple Syrup 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 25, 2016 @ 1:52pm
      Aug 25, 2016
      Mar 24, 2016 @ 5:44pm
      Mar 24, 2016
      Mar 5, 2016 @ 9:30am
      Mar 5, 2016
      Most of the snow and ice has melted on this trail but not all of it. There are definitely a few sections still covered in snow. Middle Maple Syrup...
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 52 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 412 rides
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      Photos

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      390 |
      Sep 9, 2014 @ 12:05pm
      Sep 9, 2014
      Maple Syrup, Whitefish
      129 |
      Feb 29, 2004 @ 7:43pm
      Feb 29, 2004
      Maple Syrup, Whitefish
      156 |
      Feb 29, 2004 @ 7:43pm
      Feb 29, 2004
      Maple Syrup, Whitefish
      147 |
      Feb 29, 2004 @ 7:43pm
      Feb 29, 2004
      Maple Syrup, Whitefish

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag g-money (Jul 16, 2018 at 17:23)
       Whoever decided this was a blue trail is out of their elements. Definitely an advanced trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Grassoccio (Jul 23, 2018 at 7:54)
       The upper section could be a black trail, the lower is a lot of fun
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag casslemmer (Sep 1, 2018 at 11:06)
       Blue? Ehhh... maybe. Fun technical stuff but some steep technical spots are tricky for newer/less seasoned riders.
      [Reply]

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