5,095 ft
43 ft
-588 ft
Avg time

Spoonhill Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Best in Summer and Autumn when dry
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Spoonhill is a downhill only trail which ends up in the playground just around the corner from the trail park entrances. The first section is slippery and very difficult (especially when wet). The first part can be substituted with 491 which is more of an all weather track - this is the option preferred by most riders.

It is pretty much all clay and is very slippery in the wet. And as a result of the slippery clay surface and excessive use of breaks,large ruts have formed towards the end of the ride. At the very end of the ride there are 2 options for getting down to the playground: straight down a steep slightly rutted chute or left down some heavily rutted switchbacks.

An alternative to completing all of Spoonhill is to take the right onto Nga Tuna which will take you on to the Wetland loop and back to the car park.

Access Info

Spoonhill is accessed at the finish of the Labyrinth climb or the Towai Traverse decent.Alternatively you can ride the ECNZ 4x4 access road to the 3rd pylon to get to the start

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Spoonhill mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -545 ft
  • Altitude min
    319 ft
  • Altitude max
    866 ft
  • Altitude start
    864 ft
  • Altitude end
    319 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    412 ft
  • Distance down
    3,618 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,065 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jun 28, 2015
Avg: 4.6 (5 votes)

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Spoonhill Trail Reports

Jun 28, 2015 @ 12:14am
Jun 28, 2015
Is riding great for winter!
Feb 13, 2015 @ 8:35pm
Feb 13, 2015
Still in great condition. The bit of moisture we've had is adding more grip to the surface but it's still dry!
Jan 20, 2015 @ 6:52pm
Jan 20, 2015
Dry and fast as of the weekend.
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Routes with this trail

Spoonhill Circuit
3.8 miles
Labyrinth Loop
3.4 miles
Super Riser 419
10.3 miles

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