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      The Black Forest Regional Park is located in the Black Forest area of El Paso County, Colorado, northeast of the intersection of Shoup Road and Milam Road, continuing north east to the intersection of Vessey Road and Holmes Road. Access to the Regional Park is off of Milam Road and Vessey Road.

      Black Forest Regional Park has been under the care of El Paso County since 1977. As a Regional Park Black Forest preserves a unique open space and provides recreational opportunities to the citizens of El Paso County. The most recent agreement with the Cathedral Pines developer secured 145 acres of open space for public use as a regional park north of the original park. This extension cut five Park Department maintained trails plus two additional “social trails.” In the fall of 2008 the Parks Department put in some connecting trails. These included two at-grade road crossings and one culvert under Milam Rd. that is large enough for horseback riders.

      Black Forest Regional Park is surrounded by existing residential subdivisions, of large wooded lots of 3+ acres. There are four major access points into the park, three trailheads and one trail access point from the Cathedral Pines Metropolitan District property located north of Black Forest Regional Park. CLICK HERE to download the Master Plan (8.3 mb) which contains detailed information on the park’s Topography, Soils and Geology, Drainage and Wetlands, Vegetation, Wildlife, Visual Resources and Man-made Structures. CLICK HERE to access El Paso County’s Forestry and Noxious weeds website.

      BFRP has a web of trails, but the map below shows the three main loops for which there are maps and trail markers on the trails themselves. The onsite maps and trail markers refer to the white, orange and yellow loops. Combined, all three loops are 4 miles long, but distances will vary depending on where you access the trailheads (located at the 3 parking areas). You can hike additional miles by branching off on the lesser trails. Click the map below for a larger image.
      Black Forest Section 16 google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 2
      • 1
      • 16
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Apr 24, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      20
      Trails Mountain Bike
      20
      Trails Hike
      20
      Trails Trail Running
      20
      Trails Horse
      2
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      20 miles
      Total Descent
      1,822 ft
      Total Vertical
      489 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,664 ft
      Reports
      49
      Photos
      12
      Ridden Counter
      1,069

      Photos of Black Forest Mountain Bike

      78 |
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 5:34pm
      Aug 2, 2020
      43 |
      Jul 15, 2020 @ 11:28am
      Jul 15, 2020
      trail: Orange Trail
      39 |
      Apr 25, 2020 @ 10:26am
      Apr 25, 2020
      trail: Orange Trail
      34 |
      Apr 25, 2020 @ 10:26am
      Apr 25, 2020
      36 |
      May 30, 2019 @ 6:31pm
      May 30, 2019
      50 |
      Jul 1, 2018 @ 6:27pm
      Jul 1, 2018
      trail: Parking Lot
      234 |
      Dec 21, 2010 @ 11:33am
      Dec 21, 2010
      trail: Parking Lot
      209 |
      May 20, 2010 @ 9:31pm
      May 20, 2010

      Videos of Black Forest Mountain Bike

      Devils Backbone 10-7-15 The finally.
      11:57 | 186 | Oct 7, 2015
      Squirrels in Cheyenne #2
      2:35 | 11 | Jul 11, 2015
      Black Forest Section 16 Loop  8.24.2021
      27:43 | 155 | Sep 8, 2021 , Colorado Springs

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #3017932bradvieira8wishlisttrailPineries Open Space Loop
      Sep 25, 2022 @ 9:15pm
      Sep 25, 2022
      user #2728618GraphixkidwishlisttrailPineries Open Space Loop
      Sep 11, 2022 @ 2:21pm
      Sep 11, 2022
      user #1744110Dri021addreportPineries Open Space
      Sep 8, 2022 @ 8:30pm
      Sep 8, 2022
      user #2464698Drc622wishlisttrailPineries Open Space Loop
      Sep 8, 2022 @ 12:01am
      Sep 8, 2022
      user #627246chuktAupdatetrailBlack Forest 16 Loop
      Sep 7, 2022 @ 7:10pm
      Sep 7, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1989665MrGuapo82trailBlack Forest 16 LoopNot so much a mountain bike loop as it is a...
      Sep 7, 2022 @ 6:10pm
      Sep 7, 2022
      user #2471283Ckiser01reportPineries Open Space LoopPineries Open Space scenic overlook.
      Jun 4, 2022 @ 11:04am
      Jun 4, 2022
      user #2481651XZHuGdtrailPineries Open SpaceTrails were mostly dry today except for two...
      Mar 26, 2022 @ 12:18pm
      Mar 26, 2022
      user #1163286CORunner93trailPineries Open Space LoopGreat singletrack loop, Beautiful scenery,...
      Jul 13, 2021 @ 5:07pm
      Jul 13, 2021
      user #1710987YeetoRaleightotrailPineries Open Space LoopGreat beginner singletrack with some nice...
      Aug 14, 2020 @ 9:22am
      Aug 14, 2020

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      namedistance
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2020 miles1,821 ft8 miles489 ft
      #6,998#2,96512491,747
      Hike2020 miles1,821 ft8 miles489 ft
      #6,077#2,8144979
      Trail Running2020 miles1,821 ft8 miles489 ft
      #6,088#2,8144949
      Horse28 miles538 ft3 miles338 ft
      7
      Snowshoe13,245 ft26 ft1,677 ft26 ft
      1
      Nordic Ski13,245 ft26 ft1,677 ft26 ft
      1
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