1,601 ft
Distance
-207 ft
Descent
00:04:14
Avg time

Black Course Details

  • Riding Area
    Stile Cop
    Rugeley
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #4609 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

Starting on the same platform as the Red Course the Black is a narrow singletrack line on one of the flatter parts of the hill. A series of small jumps, drops and rock gardens take you down the hill. Some sticky off camber sections and a steeper chute brings you into the grand finale. A step down drop into a long right hand berm with a second step down to the finish line.

source: Stile Cop
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Black Course bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -207 ft
  • Altitude min
    491 ft
  • Altitude max
    697 ft
  • Altitude start
    697 ft
  • Altitude end
    491 ft
  • Grade
    -12.896%
  • Grade max
    -28.654%
  • Grade min
    -1.98%
  • Distance down
    1,573 ft
  • Distance flat
    28 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:14
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Status:
on Jun 17, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.7 (7 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%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • 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
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to black-course trailhead (52.734010, -1.948860)
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Black Course Trail Reports

datedescription
Jun 17, 2018 @ 1:41am
Jun 17, 2018
May 19, 2018 @ 5:30pm
May 19, 2018
reporter
Apr 1, 2018 @ 11:19am
Apr 1, 2018
Trail clear - wet in sections, lower section before drop quite blown out
Nov 4, 2017 @ 3:12am
Nov 4, 2017
Aug 6, 2017 @ 12:01pm
Aug 6, 2017
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Photos

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32 |
Nov 25, 2017 @ 12:47am
Nov 25, 2017
Black Course, Shropshire
38 |
Nov 25, 2017 @ 12:46am
Nov 25, 2017
Black Course, Shropshire
47 |
Sep 3, 2017 @ 6:48am
Sep 3, 2017
Black Course, Ledbury
93 |
Jan 29, 2017 @ 12:42pm
Jan 29, 2017
| 2 comments Black Course, Stafford

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