Summary: From the main gate head north towards the trees, cross the road and up Socialist Valley Rd (probably not marked) to second gate. Follow fire road (don't go left on to Rickreall Rd, probably not marked) until you come to the Basic Training park. Take a few moments to practise on whatever obstical you want (if you are into that & have the right bike), at least try the practise see-saw. Follow the fire road to the top of Mt. Brown (last 300 feet is single track), total climb is about 1,250 ft. Once on top, follow the single track to your left, at the "Y" go left for the easier trail, right is a black trail. Now enjoy 2.5 miles of downhill single track. On this trail, all jumps and obsticals have a ride around so you can try them or not. All jumps have manufactured landings. You'll cross the fire road at least twice, so look out for riders at thos points. The trails are marked in places (like a ski resort). Last 300 ft might be muddy, you end at 2nd gate.
Trailhead: The Blackrock Mountain Bike Park is located west of Falls City, Oregon on off of Blackrock Road, on Socialist Valley Road. This is a moutain bike only park, no hiking or horses allowed. You climb the fire road up and take well maintained single track down. From heading north on Hwy 99 W from Corvallis go 7 miles take left on Suver Road to Arlie at blinking yellow light. Follow about 10 miles staying on main road which becomes Arlie Road and Old Kings Valley Road. At junction of Hwy 223 (Kings Valley) turn right, go about 5 miles to Falls City juction and take a left. In Falls City stay straight on Blackrock road and follow signs to the park on single lane gravel road (about 3 miles). Turn right at Socialist Valley Road. Don't go past the gate. There is a Kiosk and porta-potty at the gate. This is the trailhead. (Lat:44.9738 Lon:-123.4943)
Trail Guides for Mt. Brown Bonzai Trail Loop:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Bikes,
Ranger Contact: Siuslaw Nation Forest & Blackrock Mountain Bike Club
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Craig Cole, who has posted 74 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by CRC on 4/24/2011
Just a note to the previous reviewer, while all are allowed their own opinion, being rude and narrow focused is not acceptable. This is a site provided by volunteers who understand that all types use the trails in our areas. I have placed 75 hikes on this site, some of which are hiking only, some mult-use, and one (this one) bike only. It may not be a great hike, but this is a great site.
Reviewed by meh on 4/24/2011
Looking for HIKING, not Mountain biking. This does not help nor will this kind of thing make me want to return to this half ass site.
Reviewed by Zane on 3/31/2007
Amazing fun trial, great flow and very fast if you want it that way. Big berms to help keep your speed up around corners and good learner jumps (all the man made trail features do have alternate routes that can be taken to aviod them). This is one of my favorite trails at BlackRock mountain bike area (Mt. Brown). For a map of this trail and all the others on Mt. Brown go to www.brmba.org and click on "Local Trails" then click on "Black Rock Trail Map"
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