4,912 ft
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-910 ft
Descent
00:11:30
Avg time

50 Shades of Black Details

  • Riding Area
    BikePark Wales
    Abercanaid
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking
    #13558 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    10 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

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More Stats for 50 Shades of Black bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -908 ft
  • Altitude min
    697 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,605 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,605 ft
  • Altitude end
    697 ft
  • Grade max
    -30.496%
  • Grade min
    4.663%
  • Distance climb
    55 ft
  • Distance down
    4,857 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:30
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Status:
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
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  • One Direction

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  • White
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 15 rides
      • 28 miles avg distance
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      • 151 rides
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      Photos

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      50 Shades of Black, Wales
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      50 Shades of Black, Merthyr Tydfil
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      Jul 6, 2016 @ 8:38am
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      50 Shades of Black, Wales
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      Jul 4, 2016 @ 1:41pm
      Jul 4, 2016
      50 Shades of Black, Merthyr Tydfil

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag ADhGuy (Apr 8, 2015 at 7:31)
       This is by far the best trail at BPW, bigger and gnarlier than the others and is so much fun, the shear number of rocks, roots and ruts will have you grinning from ear to ear by the end. A downtube guard is recommended as rocks do get chucked up and if you're running tubes expect a puncture at some point. Can see the BDS racing here in the future!!!
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      • + 2
      flag Tidy-Like (Aug 10, 2015 at 2:10)
       I would agree, this is a big step up from the other trails in BPW. Large drops and gaps onto rocks and roots, no chiken runs here. It has it all if you are looking for something a little bit more technical. It's full on all the way down. Great fun.
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