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Granny’s Kitchen (Black Rock)

  • Difficulty:
    Challenging
  • Best Season(s):
    Spring to fall
  • Nearby Cities:
    Falls City, Monmouth, Dallas
  • Region:
    Willamette Valley
  • Attributes:
    Technical

Trailhead Elevation: 347 ft

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In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.

Directions

From Falls City…
Continue west on main road through town.
Bear right before bridge onto Mitchell (do not cross bridge).
Continue up short hill, Turn left onto dirt road and mark your odometer.
Follow river about 3 miles. DRIVE CAREFULLY – this is Black Rock Road and used for logging operations
Turn right just past “Camp Tapawingo” sign.* Continue ~250 yards, crossing over bridge / park at small area to right (do not drive past the gate – even if it is open).

Trail Overview: If your granny had built a trail, she would have no problem pulling out all the tools she needed from the pantry and drawer’s in her kitchen. From the steep black rated roll in on GK1, the trail just keeps whipping up something new at every turn for your appetite. GK1 provides the riders who posses the skills required a variety of natural and wooden technical trail features. Infamous drops and stunts such as the meat clever, the cheesegrater, salad tosser,and disposal inspire riders to fly high in the magnificent understory of the Mt. Brown forest in it’s amphitheater style setting upon the hills landscape.

Other notable features on the grannies kitchen system include 2 wall rides, GK3′s section of grannie’s doubles, ET and the Halo’s on GK4. Grannies foot has some of the most technical riding blackrock has to offer. As with all Black Rock trail systems, each trail section and its feature’s should be scouted before committing to the line.

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