Note that the Bum’s Rush portion of the Black Forest Trail crosses private lands, and future access is unsecured. Regular trail maintenance can’t be assumed, and watch out for fallen trees. Please ride respectfully, and cross the bottom of the gulch onto Grizzly Gulch Road quickly and quietly.
The climb to the top of Stairway to Heaven isn’t too bad, although the last fall line pitch feels steeper than it looks. Get ready to work for the climb on the other side, though. The climb to the top of the Black Forest and Bum’s Rush is a lung-buster.
This route starts and ends at the Park Avenue Building parking lot. Note: This is the also the location of Blackfoot River Brewery.