5 miles
Distance
1,546 ft
Climb
-70 ft
Descent
00:56:26
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Spence Mountain
    Klamath Falls, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Face, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #12563 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This trail is predominantly uphill but can be ridden both ways. The lower half gets a fair amount of hikers, so downhill traffic should be careful. This is a fairly classic singletrack using existing rocks for features - all climbable, but a couple ramps are steep. There are a few berms and small jumps present throughout. The first three miles is a fairly consistent climb of about 900 feet. Once on the ridge, the next mile is flatter and then the last mile is a fairly steep climb up to the top. Great views the mountains and Klamath Lake.

Access Info

Park at the trail head on highway 140

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Spence Mt South Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,476 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,372 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,848 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,372 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,848 ft
  • Grade
    5.925%
  • Grade max
    -7.832%
  • Grade min
    17.559%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2,296 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,376 ft
  • Avg time
    00:56:26
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:18
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Status:
on Apr 10, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.75 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 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 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
  • 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
  • Other Other
      Directions to spence-mt-south-ridge trailhead (42.327370, -121.951410)
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      Spence Mt South... Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Apr 10, 2018 @ 8:19am
      Apr 10, 2018
      Trail is dry most of the way with a handfull of slightly wet spots. There is a down tree about 4 miles in (on the upper portion)
      Apr 10, 2018 @ 8:19am
      Apr 10, 2018
      Trail is mostly dry with a handfull of spots slightly wet. There is a down tree about 4 miles in (on the upper section)
      Mar 31, 2018 @ 1:13pm
      Mar 31, 2018
      Trail is mostly free of mud and snow. The top 1/2 has about 10 patches of snow with some patches of mud. Hero dirt coming down.
      Feb 10, 2018 @ 4:54pm
      Feb 10, 2018
      Lower 1/2 mile has a bit of mud here and there, but nothing that should keep one from riding. Upper areas are almost completely free of mud and...
      Jun 7, 2017 @ 7:03pm
      Jun 7, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 38 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 504 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 9, 2017 @ 3:35pm
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      Jun 26, 2017 @ 9:59pm
      Jun 26, 2017
      Spence Mt South Ridge

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Tazf15 (Apr 1, 2018 at 17:11)
       This is uphill primarily. Not what it says on here
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