5,095 ft
Distance
39 ft
Climb
-584 ft
Descent
00:06:18
Avg time

Spoonhill Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Secondary Access Road/Trail (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #2578 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Spoonhill is a downhill only trail (Please note: it is also a traditional walking track, so walkers are allowed). The first section is steep, slippery with difficult clay chutes (especially when wet), and gives you access the equally challenging McMillans and Scrims.

However, the first part can be substituted with 491 which is more of an all weather/faster track - and joins onto Spoonhill about halfway down (at a massive root ball) - the 491/Spoonhill combination is the option preferred by most riders.

The most common exit is to take the right onto Spexit (spoonhill-link). Or you can exit earlier at Nga Tuna . Both exits 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
    -10.696%
  • Grade max
    -43.966%
  • Grade min
    20.238%
  • Distance climb
    412 ft
  • Distance down
    3,618 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,065 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:18
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:00
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Status:
on Oct 27, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.7 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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
  • 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
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      Spoonhill Trail Reports

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      Oct 27, 2019 @ 1:44am
      Oct 27, 2019
      Center of trail extremely eroded and almost impossible to ride as a beginner. Roots everywhere. Take extreme caution.
      Mar 3, 2018 @ 1:13pm
      Mar 3, 2018
      Beginning section really worn out, 491 is in much better shape. Slippery at end before you enter the park.
      Dec 31, 2017 @ 5:10pm
      Dec 31, 2017
      Dry, perfect condition really. Some very deep ruts through
      Jun 25, 2017 @ 5:24pm
      Jun 25, 2017
      Wet, but not overly muddy. Careful on the step shoot that drops you into the park at the end. The wet clay is like riding on ice at present.
      Jun 3, 2017 @ 9:37pm
      Jun 3, 2017
      Slippery as they come
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 204 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 421 rides
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