2 miles
Distance
637 ft
Climb
-151 ft
Descent
00:28:13
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Spencer Gap Upper Trail

Spencer Gap Upper Details

  • Riding Area
    Mills River
    Mills River, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #13627 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Once was an old road bed, turned trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Spencer Gap Upper bike trail
  • Altitude change
    485 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,838 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,346 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,838 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,323 ft
  • Grade
    5.366%
  • Grade max
    -18.418%
  • Grade min
    27.181%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2,644 ft
  • Distance flat
    458 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:34
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Status:
on Apr 17, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4 (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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  • less popular
  • not 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
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Spencer Gap Upper Trail Reports

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      Apr 17, 2019 @ 4:16am
      Apr 17, 2019
      Mar 10, 2019 @ 10:08am
      Mar 10, 2019
      Some muddy sections, but nothing terrible.
      Jan 16, 2019 @ 4:49pm
      Jan 16, 2019
      Few short bits of freeze/thaw towards the bottom, dry and/or frozen towards the top.
      Jan 6, 2019 @ 12:17pm
      Jan 6, 2019
      The rainfall appears to have smoothed out sections of the trail, there was clearly a river running through it at one point, but it is mostly dry...
      Oct 27, 2018 @ 11:26am
      Oct 27, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 15 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 244 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,618 rides
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      Photos

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      21 |
      Feb 21, 2019 @ 11:30pm
      Feb 21, 2019
      24 |
      Feb 21, 2019 @ 11:29pm
      Feb 21, 2019
      12 |
      Feb 21, 2019 @ 11:12pm
      Feb 21, 2019
      436 |
      Nov 19, 2015 @ 9:59am
      Nov 19, 2015

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