3.0 miles
325 ft
-478 ft
Avg time

Black Gap Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    All Year
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Black Gap Trail is one of the "must do" trails in the area. It's broken roughly into thirds and is often referred to as West, Middle and East sections by locals. The Middle section has recently been rerouted by BEMBA and the local equine club.

The preferred direction is from west to east. The trail starts off climbing up from Engle Road through a hemlock grove and is pretty open. Soon though the trail becomes a tunnel though rhododendron and mountain laurel, making for a very cool ride. This continues of about a mile until it intersects with the Handicapped Access Trail (referred to by locals by its original name, Jamboree Trail.) If you want to skip the middle section, go right and take the doubletrack for over a mile.
The eastern third was re-routed in 2011 and has some fun rocky turns before dropping into the creek bed to finish out the ride. Be careful crossing the bridges as they can be slick.

Access Info

Off Engle Rd for downhill or Black Gap Rd for up hill

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More Stats for Black Gap Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -153 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,541 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,874 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,694 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,541 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.0 miles
  • Distance down
    1.5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,841 ft
  • Avg time
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on Oct 20, 2016
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Black Gap Trail Trail Reports

Oct 20, 2016 @ 6:03pm
2 days
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:55am
Aug 29, 2016
Aug 1, 2016 @ 7:11am
Aug 1, 2016
Was a little soft in some of the recently rerouted areas thanks to all night Sat rain
Oct 25, 2015 @ 1:50pm
Oct 25, 2015
Sep 16, 2015 @ 7:03pm
Sep 16, 2015
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