3,504 ft
Distance
39 ft
Climb
-299 ft
Descent
00:07:03
Avg time

Black Trail 2 Details

  • Riding Area
    Rostrevor Forest
    Rostrevor
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All Year Round
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #44066 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2013
  • 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 2 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -261 ft
  • Altitude min
    561 ft
  • Altitude max
    822 ft
  • Altitude start
    822 ft
  • Altitude end
    561 ft
  • Grade max
    -80.064%
  • Grade min
    37.073%
  • Distance climb
    316 ft
  • Distance down
    2,161 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,027 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:03
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Status:
on Nov 22, 2018
Variable
Avg: 2.65 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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

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

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Black Trail 2 Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 13 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 113 rides
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      Photos

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      Black Trail 2, Rostrevor
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      Jul 8, 2015 @ 11:53pm
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      Black Trail 2, Rostrevor
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      Black Trail 2, Rostrevor
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      Jul 8, 2015 @ 11:52pm
      Jul 8, 2015
      Black Trail 2, Rostrevor

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag bat-fastard (Nov 18, 2014 at 9:03)
       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.
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