2.7 miles
Distance
170 ft
Climb
-2,531 ft
Descent
00:56:01
Avg time

Blackrock Details

  • AKA
    Black Rock
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #2076
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager

This ride will blow your mind. Depending on the bike of choice, the climb is mostly rideable to tree-line, but becomes a hike up through steeper and looser rocks. Keep pushing through the crux of the trail and climb up through the weakness in the cliffband. The trail snakes its way up to the upper plateau to the base of the summit block. Point your bike down and enjoy surfing the scree, and enjoying the flow of the trail. They sure knew a lot about flow back in the day.

Access Info

The 2013 floods wiped out all roads and trail markers used for reference to find the trail. The trail starts by heading up the bank to a lower point along the outer bend of the river, and then heading West up a short steep hill to find the trail.

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More Stats for Blackrock mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,361 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,190 ft
  • Altitude max
    1.4 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.4 miles
  • Altitude end
    5,190 ft
  • Grade max
    -63.745%
  • Grade min
    45.744%
  • Distance climb
    1,136 ft
  • Distance down
    2.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    462 ft
  • Avg time
    00:56:01
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on Aug 1, 2016
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Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Blackrock Trail Reports

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Aug 1, 2016 @ 10:21pm
Aug 1, 2016
in great shape!
Mar 23, 2016 @ 4:06pm
Mar 23, 2016
Cleared the fallen trees at the bottom of the trail. There are still lots of icy patches inside the tree line.
Mar 14, 2016 @ 4:12pm
Mar 14, 2016
The trail still has a lot of packed ice on it. The ice slows down the flow. I would wait a few weeks before making the drive out there. There...
Oct 12, 2015 @ 10:41pm
Oct 12, 2015
A few leaning trees over the trail but you can pass under them. There is one small 3" round tree that is leaning over the trail half way through...
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Oct 8, 2016 @ 4:36pm
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Blackrock, Roseburg
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Sep 20, 2016 @ 8:58pm
Sep 20, 2016
Blackrock, Calgary
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Sep 20, 2016 @ 8:56pm
Sep 20, 2016
Blackrock, Calgary
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Sep 20, 2016 @ 8:54pm
Sep 20, 2016
Blackrock, Calgary

4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag danny (Jul 24, 2015 at 15:40)
 Not for the faint of heart, but a very rewarding adventure ride.
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  • + 1
flag zachbergamin (Jun 18, 2016 at 15:45)
 Thanks danny. Looking fwd to checking out this year. Planning on doing it after a shift one day...how long do you reckon it takes round way?
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  • + 2
flag danny (Jun 19, 2016 at 6:29)
 budget for a 3+ hour ride, and the approach to get there from Calgary is 1.5-2 hours of driving, so not a quick one. Very worth it though.
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flag zachbergamin (Jul 3, 2016 at 19:40)
 thank danny! I live in Banff so still a bit of a drive but less so! Cheers !
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