1 miles
Distance
1 ft
Climb
-1,376 ft
Descent
00:12:57
Avg time

Black Forest HAM Details

  • Riding area
    Vedder Mountain
    Chilliwack, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Black Hawk Down
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #463
  • Year Opened
    2016

Loose, natural and steep. A few small drops, 2-3 feet, all of them have roll downs on though. The trail is still working itself in, extremely loose in the wet. Still some sections of loam in areas. 5 minutes to get down at a fast pace. Lots of features/interesting bits of trail to session if you like that sort of thing, or just blast the whole thing! Not for those who love their back brake a bit too much, it won't help you here! The whole trail can be done in about 4 pedal strokes.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Black Forest HAM mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,375 ft
  • Altitude min
    805 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,180 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,180 ft
  • Altitude end
    805 ft
  • Grade
    -24.557%
  • Grade max
    -57.079%
  • Grade min
    2.11%
  • Distance climb
    33 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    99 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:57
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Status:
on Apr 20, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.75 (16 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-ham trailhead (49.072500, -122.009440)
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Black Forest HAM Trail Reports

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Apr 20, 2018 @ 7:45pm
3 days
Very wet and muddy, did some work around the bridge onto the road and just above it, go easy it might be soft
Apr 7, 2018 @ 1:04pm
Apr 7, 2018
Wet and slimy, but very little mud. No snow in sight. Most of the landings for the drops and roll downs are eroded, making the features larger...
Mar 25, 2018 @ 1:31pm
Mar 25, 2018
5-10cm of snow at the top, turned to dirt 3/4 way down.
Feb 5, 2018 @ 3:05pm
Feb 5, 2018
Cleared the tree at the top and smaller branches. Lots of little sticks/rocks and mud on the trail. No issue, let er fly.
Jan 23, 2018 @ 1:23pm
Jan 23, 2018
the 2 large trees on the last part of the trail have been removed, not sure about the rest of the trail though.
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Oct 17, 2017 @ 3:29pm
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May 11, 2017 @ 11:15am
May 11, 2017
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May 8, 2017 @ 11:41am
May 8, 2017
Black Forest HAM, Chilliwack
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Jun 21, 2016 @ 6:05am
Jun 21, 2016
Black Forest HAM, Chilliwack

Routes with this trail

titleratingdistance
Fraser Valley | 2017 MEC Canadian National Enduro Series race
20 miles
2018 Vedder Mountain Classic race
22 miles
2017 Vedder Mountain Classic I LONG COURSE race
21 miles

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 4
flag mulletator (Jun 26, 2016 at 17:51)
 Great trail. Lots of LOAM! Nice steep sections where you are going to slide but the catch berms will be there to keep you on track.

Would not be good in the wet, that loam will turn into crazy slop. Get it while you can, the dirt will not last long.

There's one wood feature about 1/4 down. Steep roller with a small drop after. It looks like a sketchy run out but its all good.

There's no sign at the trail head. The puddles on the access road are bad news. They are full of silt, do not ride in the puddles or you will stop dead and get all wet/muddy.
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  • + 1
flag Adamtborski (Apr 12, 2018 at 19:35)
 Super loamy trail... easy to slide out when it's wet. Leads straight into femur and is a must ride for vedder.
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