1 miles
75 ft
-534 ft
Avg time

Black Trail 1 Details

  • Riding Area
    Rostrevor Forest
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    All Year Round
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
    #34127 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager

On the shores of Carlingford Lough, the Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails offer some challenging mountain biking where efforts are rewarded with incredible coastal views and exhilarating singletrack descents. This black trail follows the same route as the red trail to the summit of Slievemartin and around Slievebane before splitting off at Rostrevor Forest.
The trail then navigates a heart-racing section of technical singletrack to meet the return route along Kilbroney Valley back to the trailhead. This is a challenging route only suitable for experienced mountain bikers.

Access Info

Located approximately 46 miles from Belfast, 75 miles from Dublin, the Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails can be found on the Shore Road between Rostrevor and Kilkeel. The trailhead is only half a mile outside Rostrevor village; signposted Rostrevor Forest/Kilbroney Park. TRAILHEAD POST CODE: BT34 3AA.

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More Stats for Black Trail 1 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -458 ft
  • Altitude min
    839 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,297 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,297 ft
  • Altitude end
    839 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    723 ft
  • Distance down
    3,956 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,383 ft
  • Avg time
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on Aug 2, 2018
Avg: 3.25 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to black-trail-1-7096 trailhead (54.106300, -6.164440)
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Black Trail 1 Trail Reports


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Sep 22, 2014 @ 5:02pm
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Black Trail 1, Rostrevor
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Sep 22, 2014 @ 7:08am
Sep 22, 2014
Black Trail 1, Rostrevor

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag bat-fastard (Nov 18, 2014 at 8:55)
 Very basic with a groomed smooth gravel surface with not even any small jumps or berms. Speed and flow are heavily restricted very annoyingly with rocks being placed at the side of the trail and even at the apex of corners.
  • + 1
flag NotDannyHart (Aug 11, 2015 at 6:39)
 It's okay. It's hard to get speed on as it's tight and twisty and with a lot of blind rocks. The top of it is also very exposed and can be very windy. You can push right to the top of it and skip the climbing if you push up the walking trail opposite Mega Mission for about 20 minutes.

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