3 miles
Distance
139 ft
Climb
-1,409 ft
Descent
00:36:58
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Race of Spades Trail

Race of Spades Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Moose Mountain
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
    ROS
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #515 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2007
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Environment and Parks

One of the O.G. DH trails on Moose, RoS has seen plenty of changes over the years. The main line down is a blue DH descent with ride-arounds for everything. If it's your first time down in a while, definitely look before you leap, as some TTFs have changed significantly over the last couple of years. The black/advanced features are much harder than the blue features - lots of consequences.

Access Info

Access is from Moose Mountain Road

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Race of Spades bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,269 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,863 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,156 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,133 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,864 ft
  • Grade
    -9.297%
  • Grade max
    -26.42%
  • Grade min
    20.338%
  • Distance climb
    1,723 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    154 ft
  • Avg time
    00:36:58
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Status:
on Feb 5, 2020
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.45 (31 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less popular
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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

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Race of Spades Trail Reports

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      Feb 5, 2020 @ 5:19pm
      Feb 5, 2020
      Variable conditions with fresh snow and drifts where open and less accumulation in the trees. Opportunity to walk your fat bike from time to time.
      Sep 4, 2019 @ 6:43pm
      Sep 4, 2019
      Rode Sulfur-Pnuema-Race-RB1-2,Bobcat,Sugar Mama on Wednesday afternoon. Very good riding conditions throughout, scattered minor puddles here and...
      Aug 4, 2019 @ 12:16pm
      Aug 4, 2019
      Clear and dry all the way to Diamond T
      Jul 22, 2019 @ 1:57pm
      Jul 22, 2019
      Minor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts developing, brake bumps) Some water standing in the low spots. Very rideable today.
      Jul 14, 2019 @ 6:22pm
      Jul 14, 2019
      I’d check most of the builds before ripping off them. They’re not in great condition. The landings are getting pretty beat up as well. Best to...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 56 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      All
      • 912 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 28, 2019 @ 3:11pm
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      Sep 28, 2019 @ 3:11pm
      Sep 28, 2019

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag binthefreerider (Aug 28, 2018 at 9:54)
       one of the best moose mountain has to offer!
      some really fun big jumps!!!!
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