This trail is permanently closed/decommissioned
3 miles
Distance
193 ft
Climb
-1,722 ft
Descent
00:31:46
Avg time

Spanky's Descent Details

  • Riding Area
    Silver Star Sovereign Network
    Vernon, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Spankies
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, RD
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Skinny
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Old school tech roots in a beautiful forest. Recently revamped section continue to improve this classic.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Spanky's Descent bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,529 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,527 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,059 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,056 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,527 ft
  • Grade
    -9.817%
  • Grade max
    -52.835%
  • Grade min
    24.783%
  • Distance climb
    3,168 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    334 ft
  • Avg time
    00:31:46
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Status:
on Jul 31, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 3.25 (4 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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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  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Directions to spanky-s-descent trailhead (50.354630, -119.094000)
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      Spanky's Descent Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 31, 2017 @ 9:03am
      Jul 31, 2017
      reporter
      THIS TRAIL IS STILL CLOSED DUE TO THE LAND PURCHASE. Trail is heavily overgrown, 4 to 5 large trees down. the decent to the river crossing is...
      Sep 29, 2016 @ 1:55pm
      Sep 29, 2016
      reporter THIS TRAIL IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. There has been a private purchase of some of the land on this trail, and the trail will not be opened...
      Jun 26, 2016 @ 6:28pm
      Jun 26, 2016
      It was greasy!
      Jun 11, 2016 @ 9:23pm
      Jun 11, 2016
      No trees down, thanks to everyone for clearing this, running good
      Jun 10, 2016 @ 7:03am
      Jun 10, 2016
      Multiple trees down, river crossings out, trail so grown over in spots you can't even see where you are going. Trail needs some serious work.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 93 rides
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      Jul 17, 2016 @ 11:33pm
      Jul 17, 2016
      | 5 comments Spanky's Descent, Vernon
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      Jun 14, 2011 @ 2:17pm
      Jun 14, 2011
      | 3 comments Spanky's Descent, Vernon
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      Jun 10, 2011 @ 2:19pm
      Jun 10, 2011
      | 7 comments Spanky's Descent, Vernon
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      May 30, 2011 @ 7:47pm
      May 30, 2011
      Spanky's Descent, Vernon

      Trail Lists

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag northshoredreamer (Jul 18, 2016 at 21:57)
       Anyone know how much of spankies goes through the 160 acres that just sold beside the switchback?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag RedRain32 (Jul 29, 2016 at 10:58)
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag northshoredreamer (Jul 30, 2016 at 6:01)
       Cool, thanks for doing that. Looks to me like a trail could be put in just before the big hill down to the creek connecting over to silver star rd. And than maybe a climb back up to hammered cow/ my way or the highway to make a loop. Doesn't really look like a complete downhill trail is possible though.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag TurboH (Oct 21, 2016 at 19:03)
       Thanks for the overlay. Gets one thinking doesn't it ?
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag ToddFitzpatrick (Jul 5, 2017 at 19:51)
       Has anyone rode spankys yet this year? What condition is the trial?
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Montyman (Jul 6, 2017 at 10:57)
       Just rode it July 2. About 10 trees down across trail and it is pretty washed away on the descent to the creek. Otherwise it is pretty much all rideable. A little overgrown in spots. Just needs a little lovin'.
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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      First time down Spanky's Descent
      11:45 | 160 | Jul 23, 2016 , Vernon
      A solo ride down spankies!
      3:45 | 844 | Jun 27, 2012 , Vernon
      Spankies GoPro edit
      7:17 | 1005 | Jun 11, 2011 , Vernon
      Trail Clearing on Spanky's Decent
      3:57 | 166 | May 22, 2015 , Vernon
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