Black Forest Regional Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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2.44 out of 5
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Beginner
4
miles

Fire Road
7,180
elevation (ft)

Network
10:30
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
This place doesn't have a whole lot to offer but it is something different at least. They do hold a race here once a year, usually in May. The park pretty much sits on a hill so you'll ride up from the parking lot no matter which way you go. The terrain here is rolling and there are lots of trees so that is a nice change of pace. The terrain is kinda sandy though so watch out.
added by Jeff BarberWorld Champ December 31, 2002
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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August 4, 2014
Guest   
 
Review: As a native of Colorado springs I used to run the Templeton Trail here everyday. its about an 8mile trail with awesome ups and downs, paired with the right playlist its a free-runner, trail runners dream.

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Granny Gear

May 10, 2011
 
Review: Very Short...It took me less than 30 minutes to complete - rolling hills, has some steep spots that will get your heart pumping. Think dirt bike track surrounded by trees. Overall this trail is very easy and short. You'll get the same experience but a longer ride in at Fox Run or Section 16.

* Review edited 5/10/2011

Similar Trail: Section 16 Black Forest

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Gramcounter

September 14, 2010
 
Review: Borrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring, deep gravel and sand It shouldn't even be on here because its not singletrack

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Epic


July 2, 2010
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: No distance + no climbs + no descents + no tech + no scenery (by CO standards) = no reason to come here. At least the deep gravel can simulate high mileage. This is one of those places I wouldn't even take a first timer as they would not be impressed with the sport.

* Review edited 7/2/2010

Similar Trail: I would recommend nothing similar, although Fox Mill and Black Forest Section 16 will provide almost the same exact experience.

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Gnarly

March 13, 2009
vbeckman74 Gnarly  
 
Review: These trails are short and well groomed. It's a good place to do some laps.

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Gnarly

June 6, 2007
RideorDie Gnarly  
 
Review: This is a regional park with a network of trails that winds through the forest. You can take any of the trail directions that you want and make any number of loop possibilities ranging from .5 mile and up. All of the hills are very low grades with some sandy spots and some hard packed dirt as well. This trail network offers no technical challenge what so ever and is best suited for those who are just starting to ride or tame at heart. There is also a park and picnic area so this makes a good trail for family rides. This trail is not for anyone who wants any sort of challenge. It is quite literally \"a ride in the park\". This trail is very similar to Fox Run, for those who enjoy that trail.

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Trailblazer


September 18, 2006
 
Review: The new road has nearly ruined the ride. Wasn't really what I'd call a great "destination" to begin with. It is nice though if you live close by, but otherwise, there are too many other places that really are great nearby. The trails are wide walking paths for the most part and connected in a few places by short singletrack. I do agree with the statements about the sand.

Similar Trail: Fox Run

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Bunny Hop

September 4, 2006
hippiedeb Bunny Hop  
 
Review: This trail was fun and short enough that we rode it twice. The second ride is when we found the singletrack trails and the ton of deep sand that makes the uphill tougher than normal. I would give this trail a higher rating except for the up and coming houses in the area that have placed a road in between the trail, the North side of Milam Road has barbed wire that keeps you out. Bummer.

Similar Trail: Fox Run

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Granny Gear

September 4, 2006
gregger Granny Gear  
 
Review: Wow, this was a whole lot better than I had expected! Not technical--deep sand is the main difficulty--but there are plenty of roots & ruts to traverse as well. There is also some genuine singletrack here--check the pics--not miles of it, of course, but enough to spice things up a bit. And you'll climb, too, which the sand makes twice as tough. The view at the top is spectacular. I hit 23mph on one of the bigger descents, and caught a few small jumps on the way, too. One drawback is the recent extension of Milam road into the park, which means many of the trails dead-end at the 40-foot berms on the side of the new road and continue on the opposite side--completely spoils the rhythm of the ride. I recommend anyone checking it out for a nice morning ride.

Similar Trail: Fox Run

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Black Forest Regional Park MTB Trail 2.44 out of 5 based on 9 ratings. 9 user reviews.
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