1,258 ft
Distance
-239 ft
Descent
00:01:54
Avg time

Black Run Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All, but severe difficulty during the winter
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Rock Garden, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #9571
  • 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
    00:01:54
  • Avg reverse time
    01:39:51
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Status:
on Nov 12, 2017
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.6 (5 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-run trailhead (51.783500, -0.707170)
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Black Run Trail Reports

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Black Run, London
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Black Run, London
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Apr 12, 2018 @ 8:50am
Apr 12, 2018
Black Run, London

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