5,271 ft
Distance
-1,392 ft
Descent
00:13:34
Avg time

Blackhawk Down Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Vedder Mountain
    Chilliwack, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Black Forest HAM
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #761 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Manager
    RSTBC

Loose, natural and steep. A few small drops, 2-3 feet, all of them have roll downs on though. Extremely loose in the wet. 5 minutes to get down at a fast pace. Lots of features/interesting bits of trail to session if you like that sort of thing,or just blast the whole thing Not for those who love their back brake a bit too much, it won't help you here! The whole trail can be done in about 4 pedal strokes.

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More Stats for Blackhawk Down mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,392 ft
  • Altitude min
    837 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,229 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,229 ft
  • Altitude end
    837 ft
  • Grade
    -26.405%
  • Grade max
    -55.389%
  • Grade min
    -6.438%
  • Distance down
    5,271 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:15
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Status:
on May 6, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.75 (28 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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  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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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      Blackhawk Down Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 6, 2020 @ 3:05pm
      May 6, 2020
      Built a berm
      May 2, 2020 @ 10:21am
      May 2, 2020
      One giant puddle at the top.
      Apr 20, 2020 @ 8:55am
      Apr 20, 2020
      Tree down across trail near the top, will need a saw. Other than that everything is in great shape, perfect conditions not too dry not too wet.
      Sep 1, 2019 @ 7:56am
      Sep 1, 2019
      Jul 23, 2019 @ 11:13am
      Jul 23, 2019
      Tree has been removed, all clear now
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 138 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 531 rides
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      Photos

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      68 |
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 11:06pm
      Oct 16, 2019
      137 |
      May 21, 2018 @ 9:50pm
      May 21, 2018
      702 |
      May 8, 2017 @ 11:41am
      May 8, 2017
      1,365 |
      Jun 21, 2016 @ 6:05am
      Jun 21, 2016

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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 4
      flag mulletator (Jun 26, 2016 at 17:51)
       Great trail. Lots of LOAM! Nice steep sections where you are going to slide but the catch berms will be there to keep you on track.

      Would not be good in the wet, that loam will turn into crazy slop. Get it while you can, the dirt will not last long.

      There's one wood feature about 1/4 down. Steep roller with a small drop after. It looks like a sketchy run out but its all good.

      There's no sign at the trail head. The puddles on the access road are bad news. They are full of silt, do not ride in the puddles or you will stop dead and get all wet/muddy.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Adamtborski (Apr 12, 2018 at 19:35)
       Super loamy trail... easy to slide out when it's wet. Leads straight into femur and is a must ride for vedder.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag homeloaf (Nov 25, 2019 at 22:28)
       One of the most fun trials I’ve ever ridden just gotta get used to wet tree roots turning into shit snares
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag b1gd0m (May 7, 2020 at 9:18)
       Magic trail. Wicked flow, cool features, some nice techy steeps - great all-round single black which has it all.
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