1,258 ft
Distance
-239 ft
Descent
00:02:01
Avg time

Black Run Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All, but severe difficulty during the winter
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Rock Garden, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #6352
  • Land Manager
    Forestry Commission

THE STORY

The Black Run is the oldest – and probably the most popular – downhill run at Aston Hill, and for good reason: it’s the steepest trail in the park.

It has hosted sold-out races from the ’90s to the present day and has been constantly tweaked to provide challenges, mixing old-school technical difficulty with flow and flat-out speed.

THE TRAIL

The Black Run gets steep from the moment it splits from the Red Run and doesn’t let up until you’re past the drop into the bus stop at the bottom.

On the way down you’ll encounter roots, roots, switchbacks, roots, the Gnarnia rock garden, roots, steep rooty drops and off-camber rooty sections, before the large (root free) table top at the end.

Access Info

Access is through Aston Hill Bike Park. To ride you either need to be a member or buy a day pass. All funds go back into maintaining and running Aston Hill.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Black Run mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -239 ft
  • Altitude min
    571 ft
  • Altitude max
    810 ft
  • Altitude start
    810 ft
  • Altitude end
    571 ft
  • Grade
    -18.969%
  • Grade max
    -36.36%
  • Grade min
    -4.68%
  • Distance down
    1,258 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:01
  • Avg reverse time
    01:42:15
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Status:
on May 13, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.6 (5 votes)

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Black Run Trail Reports

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May 13, 2017 @ 3:03pm
May 13, 2017
Running sweet
Jan 26, 2017 @ 1:15pm
Jan 26, 2017
Dec 20, 2016 @ 3:12am
Dec 20, 2016
Major erosion (major ruts or slumping, large boulders and roots exposed due to erosion). Top section flowy, middle section rutted with roots, and...
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Feb 17, 2016 @ 2:58pm
Feb 17, 2016
Black Run, Aylesbury
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Feb 25, 2015 @ 11:06am
Feb 25, 2015
| 1 comments Black Run, London
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Feb 22, 2014 @ 4:30am
Feb 22, 2014
Black Run, Cumbira
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Nov 25, 2013 @ 1:27am
Nov 25, 2013
Black Run, Keswick

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