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Spider Loop

Average Rating:    (4.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

well, can be technical. very technical. and fast. lots of short quad killer climbs and a couple long grinders.lots of coral in the middle of the trail. some singletracks that have drop offs into the jungle. hair raising slipperyness on damp days. full suspension recommended. try le luge. it is quite the ride. fast and furious and unlike any riding i have experianced on the east coast. and definitly not that buffed out doo doo that the west coast has. they are a real good time.
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Latitude
26.54922257769204
Longitude
127.96875
Trail Directions
intersection right after the restuarant with the giant pig with the giant balls on the front lawn.(if coming from the south) right before if north. park at either fencelines and ride.
Trail Length
pick your miles
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Ishikawa
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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 11, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: slowtalker ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Someone needs to update the reviews on this one, so I guess I'll do it. I am not by any stretch of the imagination the most knowledgable about these trails.
The Spider Riders of Okinawa maintain this trail and, I think, ride it regularly, but I haven't joined them for a ride yet. The trail conditions vary widely with the seasons. During the spring and summer, heavy rains keep the trail slick and the vegetation so thick, that some sections are simply impossible to ride. At times, the vegetation reclaims sections of the trail, and it's difficult to find your way if you are not familiar.
For your first ride, I highly recommend going with someone who knows the trail or getting an early start to provide ample time for exploration.

Recommended Route:
I think the best way to enjoy this trail is to just get out and explore all the different routes. Not all the trails connect, so some short connections on the road are required.
I like to do a big counterclockwise loop of the trails. I start by parking across HWY 58 from the paintball fields (Hang a right at the light before the Yomitan Village turn off. Take the road straight to the end. Park by the fence and head north keeping the fence on your right until you start heading up a hill with a deep crevace on the right side.) From there, you have many options. Check out the Spider Rider yahoo group for detailed descriptions.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Paintball Loop for a quick warm-up, Road riding.



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Review Date
May 7, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Vern

Summary:
The Spider loop is a series of short trails forming various loops. Each has its own unique obsticale or required skill to complete it. These vary from small drops, narrow exsopsed turns, coral heads, concrecte drainage ditches, small bridges, over the seat steep short decents and heinous technical climbs that leave you breathless with fire in our legs. This trail system runs thru the central hart of the Island and uses much of the right of way for the munitions supply area security fence. Add a few access roads and hand hued single tracks and there is a 50 mile loop to be conquered. With the heat and rain and you will have some of the best jungle trails you will ever ride. Few rides are done with out Mud or Blood.

Recommended Route:
#1 Chibana Market route. 28 miles
#2 Barking dog route 18 miles
#3 Pullup Bars route. 12 miles
#4 Isikawa powerstation 20 miles

Other recommended trails in the same area:
32 K Paint Ball Hawk Ridge Trail



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Review Date
March 25, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Ian , from Okinawa, Japan

Summary:
A great collection of trails ... don't be the first to go down Spider Alley during late spring or summer (trick someone else into taking out the Banana Spider webs for you). The trails can be quite technical, wonderful single track ... but there are plenty of side trails that are great for beginners (I even tow my two boys in a trailer on those sections ... best to start `em young!). Beware of mud, especially for the first couple of days after any heavy rain ... I don't mind the cleanup as much as sliding more than riding. The trails on Okinawa are quite different from others I have riden (in the mid-west and south-west of the USA), so if you are new to the area be prepared to relearn your riding style. The coral rocks, jungle, and sea breeze add a great flavor to the trail!

Recommended Route:
Follow the directions for the trail listed in the Okinawan MTB webpage listed in the previous review. Be prepared for the initial climb ... a good 20-30 minutes.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Just explore the trail network ... if you get lost you just need to head towards the sounds of traffic along HWY 58 and ride back to the trailhead.



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Review Date
March 9, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Mie , from Okinawa

Summary:
Awesome technical uphill. Slipping over wet roots, coral stickups, tree limbs and narrow ridgeline paths. All going uphill on La Luge. Just when you think you have it licked, you get to the Blurred Vision section. It's called this because of all the 10-12 inch wide 2-4 inch deep divots all over the trail. You bounce so much you can't see straight going down hill, now try this going up! Pedal cadence and timing are critical. Better description of the whole network at http://members.tripod.com/~OMBA/index.html

Recommended Route:
Same as above. Reverse it for a leg and lung busting climbing experience.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Barking Dog. Paint Ball. Roxas Blvd



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Review Date
August 20, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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5.00 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Greg , from Okinawa Japan

Summary:
Spider loop is an awsome ride about 85% tecnicle single track. this course is muddy about 8 months out of the year, and in the summer the trail is covered in Banana Spiders i mean big ones, so if your scared of spiders i dont recommend it. the begining is mostly an uphill climb thru the jungle then a short rocky downhill called blurred vision, then back up again to a section of jungle called buddy junction, when you think you've made it to the top you hit a hard ball (paved) road you keep going up past the haunted hotel to the the lookout out tower, this is where the downhill fun begins, this section is called la luge it is a fast technicle trail thru the jungle, the sides are very steep in sections thus giving it the name luge. there are some slick coral sections, and trees/jungle along the sides, at the bottom you run into hwy 58 and you follow this back to the start. this is an awsome trail minus the spiders. this is an advanced trail.

Recommended Route:
Same as above

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Paint ball, camp hansen,there are alot of inter connecting trails totaling about 40 miles,(double drop, speed way, mud rock, the mother, and chibana)



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