Blackrock Freeride Trails

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.83 out of 5
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Intermediate
10
miles

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↑ 1,200 ft
↓ 1,100 ft
688
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Blackrock is a mountain bike only trail system (with wooden/dirt stunts, but all with bypasses so this is XC, DH, as well as FR friendly!). There's dozens of ways to enjoy 'em depending on what you're up for, however most people use the main fire road to push up to some point (either to "Basic Training" a mere mile from trailhead for practise/sessioning) or all the way up to the top where "Sickter Gnar", "Granny's Kitchen", "Bonzai Downhill", or "Sunday Stroll" begin. Pick up a wateproof trailmap at local shop (Santiam Bicycle in Salem or Dallas, Fall Line Sports in Silverton, Trail Head Cycles in Hillsboro, or Full Cycles in Corvallis). Blackrock Freeride Association is the advocacy group responsible for cooperating with Oregon Department of Forestry and handle management of these trails.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: I was wondering how the climb to the top compares to the climb at Alsea Falls. -Grizzlysp22

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Recent Trail Check-ins     (42 total check-ins)
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Reviews (12)
 

Granny Gear

March 15, 2018
 
Review: Fantastic trail. Well maintained with challenging steep uphill climbing and a variety of downhill courses complete with jumps and obstacles. Fun!

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Granny Gear

January 26, 2018
dylanm Granny Gear  
 
Review: After riding lots of Oregon trails except alpine and others, Blackrock stands out for its high quality downhill experience. You can only climb up and then ride down - there are very few pedaling sections past the main climbs. Bonzai downhill is split into 5 sections, the less technical but fast and fun 2 sections start at the top. However I wouldn't take section 5 until later. You lose lots of elevation for a newer and somewhat less fun trail. It's best to just use it at the end of the day. (It's still great, just very rooty and new) To get to the summit you take one last push trail up some switchbacks. I'm always too tired to pedal that last stretch. All five sections of bonzai were doable in the winter and still really enjoyable. The trails are sticky clay laden material that's been lovingly maintained over the years and designed to drain water.

Similar Trail: Sandy Ridge Hide and Seek

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Trailblazer


December 3, 2016
 
Review: This is truly a gem for Mnt. biking. This place has it all from beginner to expert. trails are marked at trail heads with ratings. Many wooden features to ride, technical as well as beginner. At the lower staging area is a practice area "basic training" to hone your skills before going out on the trails. Very well maintained.

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July 31, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: 3 mile climb to the top is steep in sections, took me (amateur) 45 minutes to ascend. Panoramic views. Rode Banzai Downhill, the "easiest" of the 3 trails from the top: expertly built banked turns, planks, and big berms all the way down. Keep in mind it's "easy" in the sense that "for downhill rider, this is easy!" - this is not a trail for an inexperienced rider. As an experienced XC mountain biker wanting to dabble in DH, I had a blast!

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Granny Gear

June 17, 2016
 
Review: Really hard 2 mile paved road climb up to the top, but lots of dirt downhill trails with different difficulty of trails to choose from (beginner, difficult, more difficult, and most difficult) no joke- that's how the difficulty is described. Banked turns, gap jumps, smooth dirt trails, few people, canopy(no direct sunlight), bathroom at parking area, and mosquitos. No nalgas ????????????

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Granny Gear

October 20, 2015
jvbutter Granny Gear  
 
Review: Three of us went out last Friday, all on full suspension, great trails. Nice double jumps, gap jumps and stepups. Some hard tails came out also during the day, they had good time when we talked. Great ride

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Bunny Hop

August 14, 2015
 
Review: I'm a regular here and have visited many times. It takes me 1.5 hours to drive here and it is worth it every time! I rated this intermediate as there are trails that everyone from beginners all the way to paid pros can enjoy. It takes about 30 min - 1 hour to push & bike up the fire road. There are a few different trails, but most trails have many sections so you can ride a certain section and walk back up and ride it again. There are many different woden and dirt obstacles. Much fun for many days of all difficulty levels. A must visit!

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Gramcounter

February 4, 2015
hillhucker Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great place. Great people. High quality woodwork with endless fun. Love Blackrock.

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Gramcounter

January 6, 2015
 
Review: Hands down my favorite place to go. It's fairly DH oriented, but I've been with people who are new to riding, and they still had a great time.

The climb to the very top isn't easy, but it's well worth the effort.

I was there last in Oct. of 2014 and some of the trails were pretty muddy, and yucky. I wouldn't necessarily come go in the rainy season without the right tires, and clothes you don't mind getting thoroughly soiled.

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Granny Gear

August 19, 2014
adorkxi Granny Gear  
 
Review: Wonderful place for beginners to pro's. Just remember to read the rules of the place especially the changing in public. There is a children's camp that shares access road. I live 4 house away and will be returning.

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Blackrock Freeride Trails MTB Trail 4.83 out of 5 based on 12 ratings. 12 user reviews.
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