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Black Trail

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 4.3 (10)

Toughest sustained climb in the Lawtonka Trail system, which provides the longest downhill as well.


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2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

Singletrack

1,533' 467 m

High

1,321' 403 m

Low

252' 77 m

Up

256' 78 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

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Description

Head up the gravel road, Merry Circle Drive, to a set of steep switchbacks that will make your lungs and legs burn and ultimately take you to the summit of Bear Mountain. Once at the peak, you'll have awe inspiring views of the town of Medicine Park and Lake Lawtonka.

You'll be glad you punished yourself with that rocky climb, because this is where the fun begins with a fast and chunky downhill that will make you grit your teeth and squeeze your brakes.

After the downhill section levels out, the trail continues at a more consistent elevation, but continues to reward the rider with a plethora of bowling ball size rocks to maneuver over. The east end of the loop also provides more sweet views of the surrounding canyon and has a steep crag that you can climb if you have a little extra time and energy.

The finishing section consists of more rocks, quick climbs and descents, with a tree-covered bumpy downhill called Itchy-Scratchy to finish it up.

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Shared By:

Larry Wolcott

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 10 votes

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#23

in Oklahoma

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Photos

Track stand corner climb on black loop.
Jul 16, 2018 near Medicin…, OK
Heading east by souteast on the Black Trail.
Dec 22, 2019 near Medicin…, OK
Climbing part of the Black Trail. Lot of rocks to traverse.
Dec 22, 2019 near Medicin…, OK
Looking back towards the SW. Great sunsets!
Dec 22, 2019 near Medicin…, OK

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Sep 6, 2017
Cameron Willson
Aug 28, 2016
Jesse Gariepy
Very rocky, technical ride