99 miles
15,908 ft
-15,903 ft
3,954 ft
High Point

Ride the majority of the Black Canyon Trail without the need for a shuttle. Test your endurance!! Start in the middle of the route at the Black Canyon City trailhead (Rock Springs). Leave a cooler with drinks/food there as you'll use it for a mid-ride re-supply.

The northern 50 miles rides more like a loop. Start on 5 fast miles of pavement, then 16 miles of graded dirt road until you reach the BCT at Antelope Creek. From there it's 29 miles of BCT back to the car. Enjoy the break!

The southern 50 is primarily an out-n-back ride, but there are two loops thrown into the mix. At the first loop stay right and the second loop stay left. The Emery Henderson trailhead is the southern turnaround point. Complete the loops while riding north, left at the first loop & right at the second.

**In order to officially tally 100 miles on this route, at short 0.5 mile out-n-back at the final split in the trail before the parking lot is needed.

Expect 6-7 water crossings on the route, you may have to poke around for a dry way across.


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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
More Stats for BCT 100 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,749 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,053 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,057 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    47 miles
  • Distance down
    43 miles
  • Distance flat
    9 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Jeep Connector
Sep 16, 2017 @ 11:38am
Sep 16, 2017
BCT (Bumble Bee)
Aug 12, 2017 @ 12:24pm
Aug 12, 2017
Not a drop of water to be seen
BCT (Skyline)
Aug 12, 2017 @ 10:33am
Aug 12, 2017
Nice and dry. The riverbed had a fair amount of water, but I did not go all the way to the crossing.
BCT (Hidden Treasure)
May 15, 2017 @ 8:53pm
May 15, 2017
BCT (Biscuit Flat)
May 4, 2017 @ 5:13pm
May 4, 2017
Major erosion (major ruts or slumping, large boulders and roots exposed due to erosion) I used to ride this on a 26" HT with no dropper. It was fun and easy both up and down. I rode it today with a 27 plus boinger 140mm f&r and it was no fun at all going up, and dangerous for my less experienced buddy. Coming back was fun.
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