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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      The creativity, expertise, and passion that trail builders have put into Blackrock are its heart and soul. The countless hours of work volunteered to the trails made and continue to make Blackrock the renowned trail system that it is today.

      The Blackrock trail system is divided into four primary trails. These trails consist of “Bonzai Downhill” (BD), “Sickter Gnar” (SG), “Sunday Stroll/Brake Check”, and “Grannies Kitchen” (GK). Among these primary trails, there are two additional trails known as the “Slayer” trail parallel to SG4 and “Dino’s Runaround”, which can be accessed from BD4. At the base of the mountain, a skills development area known as “Basic Training” contains various features such as wooden skinnies, ladders, and dirt/wooden jumps that reflect those conditions and features that a rider can expect to encounter while riding the Blackrock trail system. The Blackrock trails are rated according to the skill-set necessary to properly navigate them, with a Green Rating indicating the easiest trails, Blue Rating indicating intermediate, and Black Rating indicating the most difficult trails on the mountain. The ratings for each of the Blackrock trails are as follows:

      Green Rating (Easiest): Basic Training, Bonzai Downhill
      Blue Rating (Intermediate): Sickter Gnar, Slayer
      Black Rating (Most Difficult): Sunday Stroll/Brake Check, Grannies Kitchen, Dino’s Runaround
      Each of the primary trails is divided into trail sections. To best manage the care, development, and upkeep of the trails, each trail section has its own manager and trail crew. Years of dedication has yielded sculpted soil and wood that reflects the style of each trail manager and their crew, and offers different trail experiences from section to section.

      Especially for a first-time rider, it is imperative that all of the trail sections, its features, and jumps are scouted and attempted only after the rider has gained an understanding of the nature of the trail. Many riders will session the trail sections by riding a feature or section until sufficient mastery for proficiency has been achieved. Please be aware that if you are sessioning, you must yield to riders coming down the trail; interrupting a rider’s flow can cause undue stress or injury to the rider and/or yourself. All trails are downhill travel only and riding up the trails are not condoned to minimize rider conflict. Please follow our guideline to always wear a helmet while on the trailsystem. Full-face helmets are strongly encouraged and body armor such as knee, elbow and upper body armor are highly recommended on all trails for maximum safety.

      It is suggested that first timers to the blackrock system should have prior mountain bike exposure and possess basic mountain biking skills. These skills include and are not limited to climbing, descending, pedal management, level lifting the front wheel over obstacles, bunny-hopping in some fashion, effective braking in all conditions and overall bike control. Being comfortable in the air is suggested if you decide to hit larger jumps. We have built the system to accommodate riders of all skill levels, but each rider should have an understanding of their skill set and scout each feature before riding over, on, off or down. The name of the game is to progress, stay safe and have fun
      source: BRMBA
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      BRMBA Parking and Changing Room google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Driving directions to the trailhead from I-5 / Salem (drive time: 50-60 minutes):

      From I-5, take exit 258 (North Salem / Fairgrounds / Amphitheater)
      Turn Southwest onto Portland RD
      Continue on Portland RD to Marion Street (follow signs for “Dallas / Ocean Beaches”)
      Turn onto Marion Street heading West to reach OR-22 WEST (you’ll leave town over Marion Street bridge)
      Continue on OR-22 West to Dallas (approx. 9 miles from Salem)
      Turn left off OR-22, continue on Ellendale AVE (follow Kings Valley / Falls City signs)
      In Dallas, bear left onto MAIN ST (you’ll see sign for OR-223 SOUTH)
      Turn right onto FAIRVIEW AVE – which becomes OR-223 South – follow out of town
      Continue on OR-223 South to Falls City RD (approx. 9 miles from Dallas)
      Turn right onto Falls City RD, continue to Falls City
      In Falls City…

      Continue west on main road through town
      Bear right before bridge onto Mitchell (do not cross bridge)
      Continue up short hill, Turn left onto dirt road and mark your odometer
      Follow river about 3 miles, DRIVE CAREFULLY – this is Black Rock Road and used for logging operations
      Turn right just past “Camp Tapawingo” sign
      Continue ~250 yards, crossing over bridge / park at small area to the right
      Do not drive past the gate – even if it is open
      Note: There is no room for trailer turn-arounds in the parking area.
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      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 2, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      20
      Trails Mountain Bike
      20
      Trails Hike
      12
      Trails Trail Running
      12
      Total Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent
      3,966 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,261 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,950 ft
      Reports
      890
      Photos
      632
      Ridden Counter
      6,545

      Photos of Blackrock Mountain Bike Area Mountain Bike

      102 |
      Oct 31, 2017 @ 12:38pm
      Oct 31, 2017
      215 |
      Jun 19, 2017 @ 11:02am
      Jun 19, 2017
      173 |
      Jul 7, 2016 @ 10:41am
      Jul 7, 2016
      trail: Sunday Stroll
      347 |
      Dec 3, 2015 @ 7:06pm
      Dec 3, 2015
      | 1 comments

      Videos of Blackrock Mountain Bike Area Mountain Bike

      Crash on Sickter Gnar (Black Rock)
      0:15 | 70 | Jun 6, 2020
      Original Road Gap
      0:10 | 108 | Jan 11, 2020
      Runaround with dense fog
      trail: Run Around
      0:15 | 112 | Dec 28, 2019
      ET sesh , me and Sam
      0:17 | 228 | Dec 15, 2019

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Grannies Kitchen
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 1:24pm
      Jul 19, 2020
      Dryjustinhoelzl GK1 is running but basically everything...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Bonzai Downhill 1
      Jul 31, 2020 @ 9:07pm
      Jul 31, 2020
      DrymrborbynBerms a bit dusty and loose
      Socialist Valley Road
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 9:25am
      Jul 25, 2020
      Drytbmaddux Team Dirt
      Access Road
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 9:25am
      Jul 25, 2020
      Drytbmaddux Team Dirt
      Bonzai Downhill 2
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 9:25am
      Jul 25, 2020
      Drytbmaddux Team Dirt Dry. Fresh repairs on Plankenstein and...
      Bonzai Downhill 3
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 9:25am
      Jul 25, 2020
      Drytbmaddux Team Dirt Dry. Still great.
      Bonzai Downhill 4
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 9:25am
      Jul 25, 2020
      Drytbmaddux Team Dirt Dry. Fresh repairs on the last RIP jump...
      Sickter Gnar 2
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 9:25am
      Jul 25, 2020
      Very Drytbmaddux Team Dirt Dry. Loose in several places.
      Sickter Gnar 1
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 9:25am
      Jul 25, 2020
      Drytbmaddux Team Dirt Dry. Loose in the first catch berm...
      Sickter Gnar 3
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 9:25am
      Jul 25, 2020
      Drytbmaddux Team Dirt Dry, fast, excellent.
      Sickter Gnar 4
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 9:25am
      Jul 25, 2020
      Very Drytbmaddux Team Dirt Dry and loose and chunky.

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2327478Joelleo888riddenskillparkBasic Training
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 10:20am
      7 hours
      user #2327478Joelleo888riddentrailSocialist Valley Road and 11 more
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 10:18am
      7 hours
      user #2040148mrborbyncommenttrailPlayer Slayer
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 4:51pm
      1 days
      user #2040148mrborbynaddreportBonzai Downhill 1
      Jul 31, 2020 @ 9:07pm
      Jul 31, 2020
      user #2328008toobedvotetrailSunday Stroll and 1 more
      Jul 30, 2020 @ 9:22pm
      Jul 30, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2040148mrborbyntrailPlayer SlayerA great trail for someone’s first time here....
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 4:51pm
      1 days
      user #815875justinhoelzlreportGrannies KitchenSuch a beautiful trail! Keep up the good work,...
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 6:29pm
      Jul 19, 2020
      user #1012780tbmadduxreportGrannies KitchenE.T. on GK4 remains open and GK2 has been...
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 5:20pm
      Jul 19, 2020
      user #815875justinhoelzltrailAccess RoadEasy pedal, did 2 times on dh bike without...
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 1:27pm
      Jul 19, 2020
      user #2040148mrborbyntrailSickter Gnar 6Don’t waste your time on this trail....
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 9:18pm
      Jun 20, 2020

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