Black Gap Trail Details
Riding areaRB Winter State Park
Bike typeAM, XC, Fat
DirectionDownhill PrimaryPopular direction shown
Climb DifficultyBlack Diamond
Ride in rainYes
Black Gap Trail is one of the "must do" trails in the area. It's broken roughly into thirds and is often referred to as West, Middle and East sections by locals. The Middle section has recently been rerouted by BEMBA and the local equine club.
The preferred direction is from west to east. The trail starts off climbing up from Engle Road through a hemlock grove and is pretty open. Soon though the trail becomes a tunnel though rhododendron and mountain laurel, making for a very cool ride. This continues of about a mile until it intersects with the Handicapped Access Trail (referred to by locals by its original name, Jamboree Trail.) If you want to skip the middle section, go right and take the doubletrack for over a mile.
The eastern third was re-routed in 2011 and has some fun rocky turns before dropping into the creek bed to finish out the ride. Be careful crossing the bridges as they can be slick.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Black Gap Trail mountain bike trail
Altitude change-108 ft
Altitude min1,513 ft
Altitude max1,822 ft
Altitude start1,623 ft
Altitude end1,515 ft
Distance climb1 miles
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat625 ft
Avg reverse time00:39:22
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Black Gap Trail Trail Reports
Aug 4, 2018 @ 7:20amAug 4, 2018
|reporter Rode the begin & end, skipped the middle - some running water|
Oct 20, 2016 @ 6:03pmOct 20, 2016
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:55amAug 29, 2016
Aug 1, 2016 @ 7:11amAug 1, 2016
|Was a little soft in some of the recently rerouted areas thanks to all night Sat rain|
Oct 25, 2015 @ 1:50pmOct 25, 2015
Routes with this trail
|BembaFocgNmbaRmba - 15||13 miles|
|BembaFocgNmbaRmba - 22||22 miles|
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