“Use this typical forest-road climb to access the goods in the Black Rock Trail Network.
— Eric Ashley
- This road crosses the privately owned Camp Tapawingo. Be a respectful neighbor by watching your speed, actions, and language.
- Authorized vehicles only.
Socialist Valley Road is a steady road climb that's primarily used to get to all the freeride goodies Black Rock has in store. From the entrance arch, cross over the camp's sports field toward the tree line. Keep following the road up along a steady grade past the orange gate and the bottom of Banzai Downhill.
From there, continue pedaling or pushing as the road intersects Bonzai Downhill
again before reaching the Basic Training skills area. This is a great spot to take a break and have some fun on a variety of drops, ladders, jumps, and skinnies. As it continues up, Socialist Valley Road crosses Granny's Kitchen and Sickter Gnar
before reaching the intersection with the Summit Access Road
. Turn left on Summit Access Road
for the next part of the climb.
Keep a lookout for trail crossing signs along the road, these usually correlate to high-speed features, so look before you continue.