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

Black Forest Details

  • Riding area
    Rocky Knob Park
    Boone, North Carolina
  • Difficulty rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • 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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -399 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,590 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,999 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,600 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    212 ft
  • Distance down
    1,870 ft
  • Distance flat
    33 ft
  • view trail stats
on Aug 8, 2018
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to black-forest-140620 trailhead (36.216127, -81.621471)
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Black Forest Trail Reports

Aug 8, 2018 @ 6:04am
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Black Forest
0:56 | 35 | May 2, 2018 , Boone
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