2,115 ft
Distance
29 ft
Climb
-428 ft
Descent
4,016 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Black Forest Trail
  • Terra Tek Trails, LLC
    Builder

Black Forest Details

  • Riding Area
    Rocky Knob Park
    Boone, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Primitive
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #6194 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2018
  • Land Manager

The Black Forest Trail drops almost 700 feet in just under one mile that connects rock features that will appeal to connoisseurs of "get out and scout" style, fall-line trail.

The trail has two distinct halves: The Upper Black Forest begins at the summit and is rated Double Black Diamond. It is significantly more difficult than any other trail in the park. Expect steep fall lines, rugged, unpredictable sections with drops, rock faces, and jumps. Take your time the first time down to scout lines. Numerous line choices exist and are not marked.

The lower section called "Stone Soup" is a Black Diamond rated trail and is a good introduction to the upper section. Access Stone Soup from the last leg of Boat Rock Trail.

Please observe the posted rules for the trail:


Warning- This trail is for expert riders only!

This technical DOWNHILL trail is rated Double Black Diamond with Black Diamond options. This is an Expert Only trail.

There is no easy way down this trail.

Trail features are not marked and include mandatory rock drops, steep rock slabs, and technical downhill with constant challenge.

Riders should be experienced and confidant on all other Rocky Knob trails and skill areas before entering The Black Forest Trail.

Helmets are required. Full face helmets and body armor are highly recommended.

Inspect all features and understand the risk of each before riding any section of Black Forest Trail.

Do not ride alone or when the trail is wet.

You are responsible for your safety.

In the event of an Emergency- Call 911 and inform them you are on the Black Forest Trail at Rocky Knob Park.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Black Forest bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -399 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,590 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,999 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,600 ft
  • Grade
    -18.867%
  • Grade max
    -45.661%
  • Grade min
    13.809%
  • Distance climb
    212 ft
  • Distance down
    1,870 ft
  • Distance flat
    33 ft
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Status:
on Jan 12, 2019
Snow Covered
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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