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Sickter Gnar (Black Rock)

  • Difficulty:
    Moderate
  • Best Season(s):
    Spring to fall
  • Nearby Cities:
    Falls City, Dallas, Willamina
  • Region:
    Willamette Valley

Trailhead Elevation: 704 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: Sickter Gnar is characterized as the name implies, just when you thought it was the sickest trail you’ve ridden, you drop into some Gnar. It begins off the upper platform into a rock garden section and winds into a ribbon of sculpted berms, jumps including tabletops, doubles along with wooden ladders and technical features of various designs. Sickter Gnar is a blue rated trails and riders should scout each jump and feature before committing to riding it. Black rated sideshoots and alternate lines can be found within this trail. Sickter Gnar is a bit more raw than the Bonzai Downhill trail and is best suited for intermediate/advanced riders to experts.

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