This trail is permanently closed/decommissioned
3 miles
Distance
193 ft
Climb
-1,722 ft
Descent
00:31:36
Avg time

Spanky's Descent Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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 mountain 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
    00:31:36
  • view trail stats
Status:
on May 5, 2019
Unknown
Avg: 3.6 (5 votes)

view (52)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 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
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

LEGEND
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
      Directions to spanky-s-descent trailhead (50.354630, -119.094000)
      update trails status or condition

      Spanky's Descent Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 5, 2019 @ 4:40pm
      May 5, 2019
      Walked a bit of the trail with the dog today. It has obviously been closed for a few years and is in pretty rough shape. I walk it a few times a...
      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
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 0 rides
      •  
      All
      • 93 rides
      •  

      Photos

      more »
      456 |
      Jul 17, 2016 @ 11:33pm
      Jul 17, 2016
      | 5 comments
      2,057 |
      Jun 14, 2011 @ 2:17pm
      Jun 14, 2011
      | 3 comments
      3,222 |
      Jun 10, 2011 @ 2:19pm
      Jun 10, 2011
      | 7 comments
      258 |
      May 30, 2011 @ 7:47pm
      May 30, 2011

      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 ericfrazer (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]

      Post a Comment



      You must login to Pinkbike.
      Don't have an account? Sign up

      Join Pinkbike  Login

      Videos

      more »
      First time down Spanky's Descent
      11:45 | 184 | Jul 23, 2016 , Vernon
      A solo ride down spankies!
      3:45 | 850 | Jun 27, 2012 , Vernon
      Spankies GoPro edit
      7:17 | 1013 | Jun 11, 2011 , Vernon
      Trail Clearing on Spanky's Decent
      3:57 | 169 | May 22, 2015 , Vernon
      • subscribe
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.