Black Run Details
Riding areaAston Hill Bike Park
Bike typeDH, AM
Trail UsageBiking Only
DirectionDownhill OnlyPopular direction shown
SeasonAll, but severe difficulty during the winter
TTFs on trailBerm, Drop, Jump, Rock Garden, Other
Land ManagerForestry Commission
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 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 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 min571 ft
Altitude max810 ft
Altitude start810 ft
Altitude end571 ft
Distance down1,258 ft
Avg reverse time01:39:51
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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