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

Black Run Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Rock Garden, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #12318 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking
  • 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 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
    00:02:00
  • Avg reverse time
    01:39:51
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Status:
on Oct 29, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.7 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Black Run Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 29, 2019 @ 11:15am
      Oct 29, 2019
      Perfect conditions if you use intermediate tyres
      Jul 28, 2019 @ 3:26am
      Jul 28, 2019
      Jun 1, 2019 @ 2:15am
      Jun 1, 2019
      Jun 1, 2019 @ 2:15am
      Jun 1, 2019
      Dec 31, 2018 @ 3:03am
      Dec 31, 2018
      bit sticky but rideable
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 130 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 655 rides
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      Photos

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      160 |
      Apr 12, 2018 @ 8:54am
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      Apr 12, 2018 @ 8:53am
      Apr 12, 2018
      68 |
      Apr 12, 2018 @ 8:51am
      Apr 12, 2018
      50 |
      Apr 12, 2018 @ 8:50am
      Apr 12, 2018

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