The Black Run is the oldest – and probably the most popular – downhill run at Aston Hill, and for good reason: it’s the steepest trail in the park.
It has hosted sold-out races from the ’90s to the present day and has been constantly tweaked to provide challenges, mixing old-school technical difficulty with flow and flat-out speed.
The Black Run gets steep from the moment it splits from the Red Run and doesn’t let up until you’re past the drop into the bus stop at the bottom.
On the way down you’ll encounter roots, roots, switchbacks, roots, the Gnarnia rock garden, roots, steep rooty drops and off-camber rooty sections, before the large (root free) table top at the end.
The Black Run is classified as an Advanced bike park trail for advanced to expert riders aspiring to an elite level of technical ability.
Trail surface types
Gradients and technical trail features (TTFs)
Suggested fitness level
We advise a full face helmet, gloves and body armour and recommend you familiarise yourself with the track before attacking at full speed.
Black magic and witchcraft are not encouraged. Black Sabbath is. \00/_
Do not push back up the trail! Use the push path provided.