Black Rock trails - Trail, Falls City, Oregon

Black Rock trails - Trail, Falls City, Oregon

DESCRIPTION

Location: 3 miles West of Falls City, Oregon N44° 52.841'' W123° 29.555'' (N44.88068 W123.49258) Description: System of trails for beginner to advanced including a sessionable skills area. Black Rock has many looping opportunites with a variety of routes to choose from. One-way up on main artierial is ~6 miles, and then sweet, buttery smooth single-track for miles with hundreds of technical trail features along the descent. Elevation: Trail head is at 700 feet, summit is at ~2,000. Trail Profile: 20% double-track (serves as main artierial access), 80% downhill-centric single-track Black Rock Mountain Bike trails are distinguished as first Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) sanctioned "mountain bike only" trail system in Oregon. We have over 250 registered local mountain biking members (as of 4/2006), and continue to grow! There''s 5 - 6 regularly planned trail work/ride days sponsored by BRMBA, but a core group of builders who expand and enhance existing trails every week. Each trail at Black Rock is epic in it''s own regard built/managed by a different build team: "Basic Training" skills area includes features that allow beginner freeriders to progress at their own pace up to advanced level skills - in a very sessionable side of hill not far from trailhead - which includes a pull out area off road where it''s easy to "meet up" with friends. "Granny''s Kitchen" with numerous variety of features - long, long ladder rides, doubles with monsters lurking in depths of casm-sized gaps, swooping road gaps, with burms arched to thesky, flowing trail leading from one challenge to the next each begging you to session for maximum enjoyment but the trail calling to you to roll on... "Sickter Gnar" built to showcase what freeride is all about - log rides, big wooden structures, solidly built burms, ladder bridges, stump jumps, and technical gnarly rocky downhill section thrown in on lower. "Sunday Stroll" with doubles as far up and down the trail as you can see with a recent addition bringing the number well over 15 jumps... including a "ravine gap", buttery smooth "log gap jump", and off-camber gap jump. If gaps are what you seek, Sunday Stroll will deliver and deliver and deliver... "Bonzai Downhill" built for fast bombing downhill fun. Uses terrain well to fuel the "rollercoaster" effect. Large burms to maximize speed, well built from top to bottom - includes roller jumps - hit them fast to do some low-level flying or slow to float over without leaving the ground. Safe for cross-country riders to enjoy from top to bottom. Off-shoot challenges easily allow for intermediate freeriders to throw in a twist or two on the way down, then safely merge back into the flow of main track. Great for all skill levels riding in same group to enjoy! This trail starts at the very tip of Mt. Brown and is non-stop fun all the way to the lowest part of single-track. There are features of the very terrain itself that evoke the spirit of what

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 18, 2013]
xDirtbagx
Weekend Warrior

This has got to be the best trail system I've seen. It's got the best of everything. From Techy gnar to fast flowy singletrack. Bermed corners, gaps jumps, tabletops, rolling doubles. It is very well maintained and built in a way that it is fun for amateurs and experts alike. Expect your skill level to progress every time you visit.
I wish I lived closer.

Customer Service

All trails lead down. It's the hike-a-bike back up that'll kill ya.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 14, 2011]
gnw1209
Downhiller

I went up yesterday and the orange gate was locked.
I am not sure why, Just thought I would let you know before it ruins your trip too.

Customer Service

bonzai

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Corvallis KPT2

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
[Dec 14, 2010]
tdogbiker
Weekend Warrior

Very fun place to ride. You need to ride the hill on the way up to get your workout.The very top going up is singletrack and a real grunt to reach top of Granny's. Bonzai is a blast and I have done Stikter but no crazy stuff. I like to rip down Bonzai as it is nicely groomed and has some sweet banks and burms. There are a couple short climb spots, but not hard.

Customer Service

Up fire road to top and down whatever your pleasure...

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The McDonald and Dunn Forests have lots of very fun trails. We ride there every week. Send me a message if you would like to experience some fun stuff near Corvallis. On Facebook "Corvallis and area mountain biking group" B O N Z A I !!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 26, 2009]
Seabas
Weekend Warrior

Blackrock is the definition of freeride. 3 trails for beg, inter, and advance. But even the most advance will enjoy each trail. It is impossible not to smile with joy going down, unless you are missing a landing on a big air jump. Plenty of gaps, drops, jumps, twisty single tract. Want to get better, training ground has various drops and jumps to practice on.

Simply stated, this is the best mountain biking in the northwest. I keep running into Canucks coming down to blackrock. Also ever 6 months the wonderful caretakers seem to create something new.

Downhill, all mountain, freeride and XC bikes will find fun here (with the exception of 29ers, leave those unstable wheels at home.)

Customer Service

Depends on your skill level, but each obstacle has a safe pass on bonsai and SK. I gave technical level 5, but you can bring level 2-5 bikers for a good time.

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Repeat over and over. This is the one trail you will never grow tired of.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 31, 2009]
Sean Temple
Weekend Warrior

Ride them all!!!!!!!!!!!
The new section on grannys is almost a butt pucker section, and sickter well chris, and everyone has made it the sickest run up there.........So not to sure why I moved away oh ya I neede a job.
And all I can say is Floridas riding SUCKS.....

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 20, 2008]
Delay1234
Weekend Warrior

Beautifully maintained trail system. Very well thougth out. After you park your car before the gate to enter you ride up a fire road for a little while to the entrance for Black Rock. Just keep right once you're going up hill and you will get the Basic Training area. Basic Training is an area full of jumps, drops and skinnies ranging from begginer to expert. This area prepares you for what is on trail system above. There are three trails, Bonzai (beginner/intermediate), Sickter Gnar (intermediate), and Granny's Kitchen (expert). They're all awesome.

Customer Service

So far I have only done the Bonzai trail. There are jumps all the way down and you can go as fast or slow as you want. There are some really nice banked corners and burms down the whole thing with a couple wooden features to ride down. I couldn't get enough of this trail and can't wait to get a taste of the next one in line. In my opinion, the faster you go down this trail the better. In terms of aerobic difficulty I only gave it a three because it's all downhill. The only up-hill you have to do is get to the top but it's all up a fire road and you can make it a nice walk up if you like.

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Don't know of any in the same area besides the others in Black Rock. I have also ridden Post Canyon in Hood River Oregon which has a lot of similarities (log rides, table tops, bridges, jumps, whole nine yards).

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 04, 2008]
_youngblood
Downhiller

Ever since I found Black Rock, I have been going there to ride at least once a week. The place is like crack, I can't get enough of it. The route in is an easy ride or walk up a fire road, and there are a multitude of routes down from the peak. All trails are clearly marked indicating the recommended requisite skill levels. The Basic Training area is freakin sweet, too. I like to hit BT for an hour or so to warm up, then hit the peak, then come back to basic for another hour or two to wind down.

Customer Service

I am a big fan of Sickter Gnar. There are a few good ladders and log rides, a couple of good drops and some nice jumps. Still working up to Granny's Kitchen and Sunday Stroll, but I'll get there!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 25, 2007]
-=WingMan=-
Downhiller

Best trails I've ever ridden. I'm not an extremely advanced downhiller or freerider but I loved it. There's more than enough technical stuff there to keep any rider of any level entertained and in pain for days. I rode with some guys who were more skilled than myself and they absolutely enjoyed themselves. Everything from shallow (but freaking fast downhill) to 15+ foot drops is there.

Customer Service

As a beginner, I really enjoyed the Bonzai trail. It was a long fast track that you could really fly down with sweet berms, good gaps, and enough diversity to keep you on edge the whole way down. It isn't super technical , but it's still a blast.

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Sickter Gnar is a pretty sweet trail. It's a little hard for me still (there's a lot of pretty technical and big air stuff), but it was fun all the same.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 14, 2007]
Jeff Katz
Downhiller

I should probably keep my mouth shut about this place, but it's soooo killer that I simply can't! It's a freeriders wet-dream and a great training ground for DH racers. There is so much to do that I have yet to do it all, and, the place is always in a state of flux as the trails always get the love they need, more features are added monthly, and everybody there is top-notch, salt of the earth, good people. Scary gaps, drops that seroiusly test your will to keep up with your friends, and fast flowing downhill sections that will test your tires (Read this as awarning to get mud apropiate tires before arriving!).

Customer Service

It's all good, but I prefer the Banzai DH run. It gets the blood flowin'! It also will allow you to really lean into those turns and punp the terrain. Like I said: Good training! Get the map at the bike shop in Salem or Dallas- It will help.

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Don't waste your time anywhere else. This place is top-notch!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 10, 2006]
GravTsport
Downhiller

Enough can't be said about this place, so I won't even try. Come experience it for yourself and you'll understand. The best riding in Oregon. Period.

Go to Google Video and search the words "Blackrock Freeride"....You'll see what I mean. Above and beyond!!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
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