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Level: Beginner
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +91/ -92 ft
Total: 50 riders

Mountain Biking Black Forest Regional Park

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#579 of 1,348 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#6,020 in the world

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.

First added by Jeff Barber on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Colorado Springs, take Black Forest Road north into the Black Forest. Turn left onto Shoup Rd. at the second light you see. The park is on the right about 2 miles down Shoup.
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  • mongwolf

    There are trails going EVERYWHERE in this system and no signage. You're never lost, but you never know where you're going. There is some fun singletrack here and there, but nothing very good. Lots of rerouting of trails, but these are built more suited for walking and running, than mountain biking.

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  • Morpheus0026

    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

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  • pdinsurance

    Borrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring, deep gravel and sand
    It shouldn't even be on here because its not singletrack

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  • John Fisch

    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

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  • vbeckman74

    These trails are short and well groomed. It's a good place to do some laps.

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  • RideorDie

    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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  • telemarkdude   ✓ supporter

    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.

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  • hippiedeb

    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.

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  • gregger

    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.

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