1.2 miles
Distance
-628 ft
Descent
00:06:53
Avg time

Back In Black Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Mount Washington
    Courtenay, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (4 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Ladder Bridge, Rock Garden, Wallride
  • Global Ranking
    #4183 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

Slalom style trail, doubles and drops. Not as hard as it once was due to gaps being filled with wood or dirt to decrease the consequences, but still the most difficult trail on Mt Washington. The second drop is the largest (roughly 8 feet).
Once you hit trail speed, it's smooth as butter, corners usually hold up well over the season, and less Jerry's than on the other trails. Small tech section at the bottom. Definitely the best trail on the hill.

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More Stats for Back In Black mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -628 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,646 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,274 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,274 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,645 ft
  • Grade
    -10.3%
  • Grade max
    -35.9%
  • Grade min
    1.8%
  • Distance climb
    10 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    164 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:53
  • Avg reverse time
    01:01:41
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on Sep 27, 2021
Wet
Avg: 4.25 (20 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Aug 5, 2021 @ 6:52pm
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      Nov 3, 2020 @ 6:23am
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      Jul 28, 2017 @ 7:32pm
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      Nov 9, 2016 @ 9:32am
      Nov 9, 2016

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Leduc (Sep 7, 2020 at 22:20)
       Wicked trail. Fun features couple inconsistent lips but a fun flow ride
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      • + 1
      matt-15 (Sep 26, 2020 at 16:00)
       Easily my favourite trail on the mountain (and at the time of writing, my favourite trail I've ever ridden!). This summer I've progressed from not being able to do any of the drops, to all but one (the second one, largest one on the trail), which I hope to conquer next year. Even before I did any of the drops, I still considered it my favourite because of the jump line in the lower half of the trail
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      • + 1
      dglass (Jun 16, 2021 at 11:18)
       Shouldn't this be a single black? Time warp jumps are much bigger than the jumps on back in black. Back in black kinda reminds me of dirt merchant back in 2010 (which is not a bad thing!).
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