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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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      Open on Oct 8, 2018
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #292
      State Ranking
      #7
      Trails
      19
      Trails Mountain Bike
      19
      Trails Hike
      12
      Trails Trail Running
      12
      Total Distance
      9 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      3,963 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,950 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,261 ft
      Reports
      441
      Photos
      428
      Ridden Counter
      2,589

      Photos of Blackrock Mountain Bike Area Mountain Bike

      56 |
      Oct 31, 2017 @ 12:38pm
      Oct 31, 2017
      Sickter Gnar 1, Falls City
      158 |
      Jun 19, 2017 @ 11:02am
      Jun 19, 2017
      Sickter Gnar 6, Falls City
      108 |
      Jul 7, 2016 @ 10:41am
      Jul 7, 2016
      Bonzai Downhill 1, Hood River
      trail: Sunday Stroll
      283 |
      Dec 3, 2015 @ 7:06pm
      Dec 3, 2015
      | 1 comments Sunday Stroll, Falls City
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      Videos of Blackrock Mountain Bike Area Mountain Bike

      Road Gap
      0:04 | 59 | Sep 18, 2018
      Fast Line
      0:15 | 23 | Sep 18, 2018
      Blackrock Crash on Granny's Kitchen
      0:31 | 410 | Aug 28, 2018
      Blackrock - ET to Halo to cake walk,  Green Trees
      1:59 | 101 | Aug 26, 2018
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      Recent Comments

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      user #1407449tim-berjackskillparkBasic TrainingAwesome starting area, the work that went into...
      Oct 12, 2018 @ 10:14pm
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      user #1012780tbmadduxtrailSickter Gnar 3You're right, it was blue according to BRMBA...
      Aug 28, 2018 @ 2:58pm
      Aug 28, 2018
      user #76705blackangustrailSickter Gnar 3I absolutely LOVE this trail! So does my son....
      Aug 23, 2018 @ 1:51pm
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      user #1035606norcalspeeddemontrailSocialist Valley RoadThe climb up to some of the best gravity...
      Jun 13, 2017 @ 7:47am
      Jun 13, 2017
      user #1035606norcalspeeddemontrailSickter Gnar 3Amazing trail! One of the best for Gravity...
      Jun 13, 2017 @ 7:45am
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      Bike & Skill Parks

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