2,115 ft
Distance
29 ft
Climb
-428 ft
Descent
00:12:48
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers 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
    35 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 Don't Rock the Boat Trail.

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More Stats for Black Forest mountain bike trail 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
    00:12:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:30:35
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Status:
on Apr 29, 2021
Dry
Avg: 5 (7 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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      Black Forest Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 57 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      • 334 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      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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