2,115 ft
Distance
29 ft
Climb
-428 ft
Descent
00:13:41
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Black Forest Trail
  • Terra Tek Trails, LLC
    Builder

Black Forest Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #6194 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2018
  • Land Manager

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Black Forest mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -399 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,590 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,016 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
  • Avg time
    00:13:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:28:44
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Status:
on Jun 27, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 5 (6 votes)

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Black Forest Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 27, 2020 @ 3:05pm
      Jun 27, 2020
      So good. First time riding it. Fun features and terrain
      Mar 7, 2020 @ 3:48pm
      Mar 7, 2020
      reporter
      Jan 2, 2020 @ 8:58am
      Jan 2, 2020
      reporter
      Dec 26, 2019 @ 5:44am
      Dec 26, 2019
      reporter
      Dec 11, 2019 @ 1:40pm
      Dec 11, 2019
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 60 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 39 rides
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      May 4, 2019 @ 7:30pm
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      Apr 14, 2019 @ 2:23pm
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      Oct 7, 2017 @ 8:25pm
      Oct 7, 2017

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag TreyDownhill (Jan 16, 2020 at 8:06)
       Surprised to see a legitimately gnarly trail in a fairly trail/XC oriented park. Several 3 foot+ drops, rock rolls, steep switchbacks, etc. Good fun and good enduro practice
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