4,888 ft
Distance
-865 ft
Descent
00:11:10
Avg time

50 Shades of Black Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    BikePark Wales
    Abercanaid
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Garden, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #50338 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 15 in E-Biking
  • Land Owner

"50 Shades of Black is named after the vast variety of terrain, surface and feature type all found within this single black trail. 50 shades is the longest and gnarliest black trail at BikePark Wales, it features a mix of hand cut and machine built sections as well as huge boulder fields, roots, jumps and plenty of Dirt (or mud if it's wet). This one is for experts only." - Bike Park Wales

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More Stats for 50 Shades of Black mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -865 ft
  • Altitude min
    708 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,573 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,573 ft
  • Altitude end
    709 ft
  • Grade
    -17.7%
  • Grade max
    -41.9%
  • Grade min
    -0.4%
  • Distance down
    4,806 ft
  • Distance flat
    82 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:10
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:36
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Status:
on May 15, 2023
Very Dry
Avg: 4.2 (10 votes)
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  • Variable
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  • Very Dry
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      50 Shades of Black Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 34 rides
      • 33 miles avg distance
      All
      • 416 rides
      • Last: Apr 14, 2024

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