Advanced Trails

Lake Leatherwood Gravity Trail Project

This trail system is a one-way specific use trail catering to advanced mountain bikers. Riders must negotiate the climb on Miner’s Rock access road to the top. 7 Downhill Trails: All Downhill trails are about a mile in length.  To access the Downhill trails, parking available at Leatherwood Sports Field or at Miner’s Rock Parking Lot and coordinate a shuttle ride up to the entrance of the Downhill trails off of Hwy 62W.

DH 1

Black Diamond

The jumps on this trail are crafted stone slabs, pieced together. This trail is a true work of trail art, not to be missed.

DH 2 Upper

Black Diamond

Downhill only trail. This upper trail section is primarily flowy consisting of berms with jumps, including one gap jump (watch out, not much of a lip to launch from). Everything has a B-line though, so you aren’t locked in. Further down you’ll find a rock garden that rolls into several drop options.

DH 2 Lower

Black Diamond

This lower section of the Downhill Challenge trail is decidedly rocker and more technical than the upper section. Make sure you’ve got some spare tubes if you want to play it safe Technically, the trail continues a bit down below the road, but it does involve a road crossing.

DH 3

Black Diamond

Massive berms, medium gaps and a woodwork sender, make this trail fast and fun.

DH 4


Beautifully constructed flow trail with rocks armor crossings and steps. An optional rock drop with a nice runout makes this trails fast and fun fall levels.

DH 5


Fun flow trail that rips down the hollow and keeps the speed high with big flowy berms.

DH 6


Good place to start and dial in the ride or learning to downhill. Lots of berms and good speed, with some option fun spots to pump the bike and get a little air.

DH 7

Double Black Diamond

The crown jewel of the Lake Leatherwood Downhill Trails, this has everything an adrenaline junky craves. Big gaps, a huge sender that overlaps optional lines.

Shuttle Service

Monday & Tuesday by request only (minimum 5 riders 48 hours prior)

Wednesday – Friday 10AM – 4PM

Saturday & Sunday 9AM to Dusk

*To access the downhill trails without shuttle service, take the Miners Rock trail loop (multi-use) that has the option to go up towards the start of the Downhill trails.


  • One Day Pass $20
  • Half Day Pass (after 2PM) $10
  • Two day Pass $33.50

*All prices include taxes and fees

*All revenue goes toward the shuttle, service, trails, and trail maintenance.

*Be sure to check out the current status of the trails before planning your trip

Midnight Black Trail

0.1 Miles Single Track, Single Direction

The Midnight Black trail includes jumps and a wooden berm that curves around a massive boulder, making this another spot you’ll want to remember with a photo or video. The Joys of Riding, Beauty is Everywhere and Happy Little Trail Climb will take you back to the hub or connect you to the Passion Play, which makes it easy to link the two trail networks together into one epic ride.