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Spencer Lake

Average Rating:    (3.88 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

Take the gated fire road up about 1 1/2 miles. When the trail starts to go back down the hill looks for a singletrack to the left about 100 yds down the trail. Take it. Trail forks. Go left up to the top of the ridge. Here you have two choices. Advanced downhill or Expert downhill. Keep following the main track for the advanced. The expert goes into the trees to the right. The advanced is fun as hell with man made obstacles and sick downhill. The expert is insane (for me anyways). I can ride 75% of it and I have to walk my bike down some. There are some insane bridges and steep STEEP downhills. FUN.
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Latitude
48.393079825715404
Longitude
-114.42689895629883
Trail Directions
Take Hwy 93 north out of Whitefish for about 10(?) miles. You will see a lake on your left. Turn left at the end of the lake. 100 yards on the left is a parking area by the lake. Park.
Trail Length
3 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Whitefish
   


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Review Date
May 6, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: damon@fosterfitness.net ,  Downhiller

Summary:
The Spencer lake trails have been totally re-worked, and the Forest service has been letting everything stay, so disregard all the earlier statements. If you love the freeride scene, this is one excellent trail system!



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Review Date
July 4, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: martini ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This was a pretty cool ride considering that everything was torn down and burned last summer. There is some cool new stuff being buiolt there.

Recommended Route:
ride up the road and take your pick of singletracks.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Big Mountain Ski Resort



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Review Date
October 17, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Ben ,  Downhiller

Summary:
If what I hear is true and everything has been demolished, then it truly is a sad day. I have since moved back to NC, but Spencer Mountain is the place where I fell back in love with riding after a long hiatus. We worked hard to make that place challenging, technical, and above all, FUN! Sad, That's all I can say.



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Review Date
October 9, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Pete ,  Downhiller

Summary:
R.I.P. Spencer Lake. Disregard any previous reviews mentioning technical DH riding. The Montana Department of Natural Resources just obliterated years of hard work and creativity by the local freeride scene. The DNRC only cares because they may soon lease the land to real estate developers.

Recommended Route:
Same as all the other reviews, but now bring your XC bike, not your freeride vessel.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Killer XC riding everywhere, but we have to go to Canada to freeride.



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Review Date
August 3, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: shawn whiz ,  Cross Country Rider , from cordova, tn

Summary:
lots of single-track and great rewards
for not a lot of work. short bursts of
energy and some confidence with technical
skills are a must.

Recommended Route:
i rode straight up to the top and straight down to the bottom entirely on the single track trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
anything here is better than most places in the country so enjoy it.



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