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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 Jun 12, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      24
      Trails Mountain Bike
      24
      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
      1,205
      Photos
      477
      Ridden Counter
      8,789

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 m avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 m avg distance
      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 11.9 km avg distance

      Photos of Blackrock Mountain Bike Area Mountain Bike

      272 |
      Jun 19, 2017 @ 11:02am
      Jun 19, 2017
      234 |
      Jul 7, 2016 @ 10:41am
      Jul 7, 2016
      trail: Sunday Stroll
      401 |
      Dec 3, 2015 @ 7:06pm
      Dec 3, 2015
      | 1 comments
      305 |
      Dec 3, 2015 @ 7:04pm
      Dec 3, 2015
      trail: Brake Check
      226 |
      May 29, 2015 @ 1:46pm
      May 29, 2015
      trail: Run Around
      232 |
      Jan 28, 2015 @ 1:41pm
      Jan 28, 2015
      | 1 comments
      trail: Brake Check
      217 |
      Jan 28, 2015 @ 1:41pm
      Jan 28, 2015
      trail: Sunday Stroll
      428 |
      Mar 3, 2010 @ 1:48pm
      Mar 3, 2010

      Videos of Blackrock Mountain Bike Area Mountain Bike

      The Fish Gap bites back
      144 | Mar 3, 2021
      Crash on Sickter Gnar (Black Rock)
      0:15 | 153 | Jun 6, 2020
      Original Road Gap
      0:10 | 169 | Jan 11, 2020
      Runaround with dense fog
      trail: Run Around
      0:15 | 194 | Dec 28, 2019
      ET sesh , me and Sam
      0:17 | 315 | Dec 15, 2019
      Top section of Sunday Stroll
      0:21 | 203 | Apr 21, 2019
      ET sesh @ Blackrock
      0:15 | 330 | Dec 4, 2018
      Road Gap
      0:04 | 192 | Sep 18, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Socialist Valley Road
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 11:28am
      Jun 12, 2021
      Drytbmaddux Team Dirt
      Uptrail
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 11:28am
      Jun 12, 2021
      Idealtbmaddux Team DirtPerfect. Should hold up fine to the rain...
      Banzai Downhill 1
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 11:28am
      Jun 12, 2021
      Idealtbmaddux Team DirtHero dirt.
      Banzai Downhill 2
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 11:28am
      Jun 12, 2021
      Idealtbmaddux Team DirtHero dirt.
      Access Road
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 11:28am
      Jun 12, 2021
      Drytbmaddux Team Dirt
      Banzai Downhill 4
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 11:28am
      Jun 12, 2021
      Idealtbmaddux Team DirtHero dirt.
      Access Road
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 11:28am
      Jun 12, 2021
      Variabletbmaddux Team DirtWide wet spot below Sunday Stroll and a...
      Sickter Gnar 2
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 11:28am
      Jun 12, 2021
      Idealtbmaddux Team DirtAs good as you’ll see.
      Sickter Gnar 1
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 11:28am
      Jun 12, 2021
      Idealtbmaddux Team DirtStill a little dry near the top but...
      Sunday Stroll
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 11:28am
      Jun 12, 2021
      Idealtbmaddux Team DirtHero dirt.

      Activity Feed

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      user #1012780tbmadduxaddreportBrake Check
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 6:46am
      Jun 15, 2021
      user #1012780tbmadduxaddreportSocialist Valley Road and 11 more
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 6:31am
      Jun 13, 2021
      user #2173598Jp19riddentrailBrake Check
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 11:28am
      Jun 12, 2021
      user #1862526tayl3334wishlisttrailBanzai Downhill 3 and 9 more
      Jun 10, 2021 @ 3:03pm
      Jun 10, 2021
      user #2619271BrendonZPMk2kriddentrailBanzai Downhill 1
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 5:05pm
      Jun 6, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2306595downhillbikes4life345trailBanzai Downhill 2Fun trail!
      Aug 15, 2020 @ 11:15am
      Aug 15, 2020
      user #2306595downhillbikes4life345trailBanzai Downhill 5Nice trial but I would recommend bonzi DH 3 more.
      Aug 15, 2020 @ 11:13am
      Aug 15, 2020
      user #2306595downhillbikes4life345trailBanzai Downhill 1This is a great trial! But it might be a...
      Aug 15, 2020 @ 11:11am
      Aug 15, 2020
      user #2306595downhillbikes4life345trailBanzai Downhill 3This trail is so flowy and fun!!
      Aug 15, 2020 @ 11:08am
      Aug 15, 2020
      user #2040148mrborbyntrailPlayer SlayerA great trail for someone’s first time here....
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 4:51pm
      Aug 4, 2020

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      Pinkbike Articles

      Jun 21, 2019
      Video: Jibs &amp; Jumps with Kirt Voreis in Oregon Video: Jibs & Jumps with Kirt Voreis in Oregon
      Kirt Voreis jibbing some Black Rock, Oregon old school freeride in 'Time Flies'.
      Oct 15, 2009
      Transition Bikes demo day this weekend at Blackrock, OR! Transition Bikes demo day this weekend at Blackrock, OR!
      This Saturday, October 17, BRMBA.org presents another Shuttle Day at the Blackrock trails in Falls City, Oregon,...
      Jun 2, 2009
      Transition Bikes does a weekend at Blackrock Transition Bikes does a weekend at Blackrock
      I've been to Blackrock a couple times now and every time there is always some form of new trail construction and extensive buffing of the existing...
      Apr 9, 2008
      Gulevich, Brule, and Splinter - Washington and Oregon Road Trip - Part 3 Gulevich, Brule, and Splinter - Washington and Oregon Road Trip - Part 3
      The trip is cruising along nicely with the locals being great guides and the weather holding out for good times in the riding department. Since I...

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2410 miles3,967 ft5 miles1,260 ft
      #455#2244771,2051,654
      Hike126 miles2,667 ft4 miles1,250 ft
      #589#3411,18037
      Trail Running126 miles2,667 ft4 miles1,250 ft
      #592#3411,180
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