5,224 ft
Distance
39 ft
Climb
-338 ft
Descent
00:06:30
Avg time

Sparky Details

  • Riding Area
    Schweitzer Mountain Resort
    Sandpoint, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Season
    Spring through late Fall
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #15948 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2005
  • Land Manager

A great trail for everyone. Descends super fast and climbs very well.

Access Info

Enter trail system from Snowplow Rd.
Bear right into Toilet Bowl and the bottom of Sidewinder.
From Schweitzer Mountain Road the trailhead is on the westside of road just above the roundabout.

Bike Park

More Stats for Sparky bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -299 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,232 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,531 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,531 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,232 ft
  • Grade
    -5.728%
  • Grade max
    -29.49%
  • Grade min
    9.085%
  • Distance climb
    647 ft
  • Distance down
    3,696 ft
  • Distance flat
    880 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:52
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Status:
on Jun 12, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 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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  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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
  • Other Other
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      Sparky Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 3:10pm
      Jun 12, 2018
      Great condition.
      Oct 10, 2017 @ 4:12pm
      Oct 10, 2017
      Some building construction near sparky/sidewinder/corkscrew splits.
      Jul 17, 2017 @ 9:26am
      Jul 17, 2017
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag jhaenny (Jun 25, 2017 at 22:34)
       A lot of fun. Dirt was packed and damp! Super fast. No blowouts or loose sections. Road Highpoint from the top, Ninja, Sidewinder and ended with Sparky. Saw 2 young cougar running down the trail on Sparky. They jumped off trail at the old jeep trail and went up. Crazy!
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