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      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 3 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      24
      Trails Mountain Bike
      24
      Trails Hike
      11
      Trails Trail Running
      11
      Total Distance
      9 miles
      Total Descent
      3,502 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,259 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,948 ft
      Reports
      2,197
      Photos
      484
      Ridden Counter
      10,920

      Outside+ Logo Articles

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      Photos of Blackrock Mountain Bike Area Mountain Bike

      324 |
      Jun 19, 2017 @ 11:02am
      Jun 19, 2017
      283 |
      Jul 7, 2016 @ 10:41am
      Jul 7, 2016
      trail: Sunday Stroll
      459 |
      Dec 3, 2015 @ 7:06pm
      Dec 3, 2015
      | 1 comments
      372 |
      Dec 3, 2015 @ 7:04pm
      Dec 3, 2015
      trail: Brake Check
      257 |
      May 29, 2015 @ 1:46pm
      May 29, 2015
      trail: Run Around
      273 |
      Jan 28, 2015 @ 1:41pm
      Jan 28, 2015
      | 1 comments
      trail: Brake Check
      238 |
      Jan 28, 2015 @ 1:41pm
      Jan 28, 2015
      trail: Sunday Stroll
      454 |
      Mar 3, 2010 @ 1:48pm
      Mar 3, 2010

      Videos of Blackrock Mountain Bike Area Mountain Bike

      The Fish Gap bites back
      266 | Mar 3, 2021
      Crash on Sickter Gnar (Black Rock)
      0:15 | 206 | Jun 6, 2020
      Original Road Gap
      0:10 | 208 | Jan 11, 2020
      Runaround with dense fog
      trail: Run Around
      0:15 | 258 | Dec 28, 2019
      ET sesh , me and Sam
      0:17 | 371 | Dec 15, 2019
      Top section of Sunday Stroll
      0:21 | 255 | Apr 21, 2019
      ET sesh @ Blackrock
      0:15 | 374 | Dec 4, 2018
      Road Gap
      0:04 | 233 | Sep 18, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Banzai Downhill 5
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 6:32am
      3 hours
      VariableBlack Rock Mountain Bike Area is open for...tbmaddux Team Dirt
      Brake Check
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 6:32am
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      Granny's Kitchen 1
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 6:32am
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      Granny's Kitchen 2
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      Granny's Kitchen 3
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 6:32am
      3 hours
      DryBlack Rock Mountain Bike Area is open for...tbmaddux Team Dirt
      Granny's Kitchen 4
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 6:32am
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      VariableBlack Rock Mountain Bike Area is open for...tbmaddux Team Dirt
      Player Slayer
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 6:32am
      3 hours
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      RIP / ET Access Road
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 6:32am
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      WetBlack Rock Mountain Bike Area is open for...tbmaddux Team Dirt
      Run Around
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 6:32am
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      Sickter Gnar 2
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 6:32am
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      Activity Feed

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      user #1012780tbmadduxaddreportAccess Road and 23 more
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 6:32am
      3 hours
      user #2448463ChrismouldsaddreportBanzai Downhill 1
      Jun 29, 2022 @ 9:35am
      Jun 29, 2022
      user #1385837Loria1310wishlistregionBlackrock Mountain Bike Area
      Jun 29, 2022 @ 5:53am
      Jun 29, 2022
      user #1012780tbmadduxaddreportAccess Road and 23 more
      Jun 27, 2022 @ 8:57am
      Jun 27, 2022
      user #2847042MarcusFrG15zwishlistregionBlackrock Mountain Bike Area
      Jun 25, 2022 @ 10:35pm
      Jun 25, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #1073264MountainTrolltrailSocialist Valley RoadTrails closed for road maintenance as of 6/24/22
      Jun 24, 2022 @ 8:24am
      Jun 24, 2022
      user #1012780tbmadduxreportSunday StrollNo worries!
      Jan 30, 2022 @ 1:00pm
      Jan 30, 2022
      user #1068203RBaliciousreportSunday StrollMy mistake, never knew that in the years of...
      Jan 29, 2022 @ 8:19pm
      Jan 29, 2022
      user #1012780tbmadduxreportSunday StrollHere's a link to a photo of the official map...
      Jan 16, 2022 @ 11:55am
      Jan 16, 2022
      user #1012780tbmadduxreportSunday StrollI get what you're saying, and it makes sense....
      Jan 16, 2022 @ 11:54am
      Jan 16, 2022

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      Pinkbike Articles

      Jun 21, 2019
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      Oct 15, 2009
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      Activity Type Stats

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      Mountain Bike249 miles3,504 ft6 miles1,260 ft
      #588#3034842,1971,951
      Hike115 miles1,509 ft3 miles1,070 ft
      #690#4202,15938
      Trail Running115 miles1,509 ft3 miles1,070 ft
      #695#4182,159
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