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Black Forest - Section 16

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 3.4 (30)

A nice place in the trees to ride in Black Forest.


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Map Key

4.0

Miles

6.5

KM

Doubletrack

7,598' 2,316 m

High

7,408' 2,258 m

Low

240' 73 m

Up

241' 73 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

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Description

This nice trail follows the perimeter of Black Forest - Section 16 Park. It is comprised of nice rolling hills, with a decomposed granite trail base. Some sections of the trail can be very sandy, but these just add to the workout. Going west from the parking lot results in a more gradual climb with a very fast downhill on the east side of the section. Going east from the parking lot results in a steeper climb over about 1.1 miles and then mostly downhill for the other 3 sides.

Contacts

Land Manager: El Paso County Parks

Shared By:

Randall Hulsey

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  3.4 from 30 votes

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  3.4 from 30 votes
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Experience beautiful golden light when you ride at dusk.
Mar 5, 2017 near Black F…, CO
Nice 4 mile ride for beginning bikers.
Mar 22, 2016 near Black F…, CO
Counterclockwise route makes for only one side (east) of continuous uphill, followed by three sides of downhill or relatively flat sections.
Mar 22, 2016 near Black F…, CO
The beginning of the trail heading east - nice gentle rolling trail through the trees.
Aug 10, 2015 near Black F…, CO
Looking past a sandy stretch (unfortunately they are here, but great when sand is wet) to one of the highest points on the trail.
Aug 10, 2015 near Black F…, CO
Another twisty section down through the trees (looking north).
Aug 10, 2015 near Black F…, CO

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Sep 20, 2020
Tara Anderson
3.8mi — 0h 32m
Sep 20, 2020
Katie Lane
3.8mi — 0h 32m
Jul 23, 2020
Ricky montoya
Jul 18, 2020
Matt Ewing
Evening ride 4mi — 0h 21m
Jul 11, 2020
Joshua G
4mi
Jun 12, 2020
Chad Hackley
12.4mi — 1h 12m
Jun 7, 2020
Nick Kadlec
Clockwise - sustained climbing. Steep short downhill. Counter Clockwise - Steep short climbing. Sustained downhill.
May 10, 2020
Colette B
Clockwise 4mi — 0h 34m