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Black Trail

Easy/Intermediate

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11.2 mile 18.0 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 233' 71 m
Descent: -231' -70 m
High: 114' 35 m
Low: 65' 20 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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Trail shared by Sebastian Toussaint

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A mostly-singletrack loop with technical sections and great views.

Sebastian Toussaint

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Family Friendly Most difficult parts can be bypassed.

Description

This is the shorter Sleenderzand loop route with a length of about 18 kilometers.

The route is marked with plastic poles with the red IMBA symbols (triangle above two circles). The approach route is equipped with black signs.

To access this route, park at the Recreatieplas, The Kibbelkoele, Middelseweg (N376), North Sleen.

Soon after the start, you can put your skills to the test on a winding singletrack across short, tandem hills. The elevation changes are caused by shifting sand blown up from the period when the area was still heath. Through work done by the local mountain bike club, De Bushbikers, the potential of the area is bring realized through new trails.

There are many new singletracks built and this route runs mostly along the edge of the forest. After a few kilometers, you find a mogul piste. In the next section of the route, there is a little more elevation incorporated. There are several drainage channels that are used in order to get some more height differences in the route.

The route consists of a wide variety of paths where you can catch your breath and fun, technical singletrack. You'll have the opportunity to look out over the wide Drenthe land next to you.

At the end of the route, you'll pass the swimming pool Kibbelkoele. Again, this a very technical singletrack that exists with many twists and turns and where you can enjoy small, steep ascents and descents. The trail is being supported (and used mostly) by the local mountain bike club, De Bushbikers.

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Local Club: De Bushbikers

Land Manager: Staatsbosbeheer

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A piece of elevated trail
Jul 1, 2016 near Sleen, NL
Coming out of a piece of fast forest singletrack, into a clearing.
Jul 1, 2016 near Sleen, NL
Singletrack running up to the Kibbekoele. Technical singletrack with some jumps and drops from here on.
Jun 26, 2016 near Sleen, NL
The IMBA signs on the right clearly shows the split coming up (about 30 meters ahead).
Jul 1, 2016 near Sleen, NL
Example of the route direction system at Sleenderzand.
Jun 26, 2016 near Sleen, NL
Warning sign just before a crossing. Throughout there are warning signs where needed. Translation: Watch out, crossing.
Jul 1, 2016 near Sleen, NL

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