If you're new to Park City and looking for fun stuff to ride, stop looking at this page. Go back to the area index. And if you like smooth buff trail, look elsewhere.
Black Forest could be described as an Adventure Ride. If you manage to find it, you'll probably hate it. It's remote, in the sense of "barely a trail." But if you've done it all and you're looking to try new terrain, you might have some fun. Don't yell at me if you don't.
From the south, you can find Black Forest by taking the new (in 2019) 9K trail from Empire Pass.
From the parking lot, find the entrance to Jenni's and Silver Spur, just downhill from the Crescent Lift. Keep left until you find yourself on Jenni's one-way uphill trail.
At mile 1.9, keep straight as Eagle comes in from the right, just after crossing a doubletrack. Follow an old road-grade uphill. When you hit a dirt road at mile 2.9, go uphill a few feet and veer right off the road onto the Midmountain Trail. (Midmountain and CMG are combined for 0.2 miles.)
Keystone will traverse around the mountain. You'll cross a substantial road on a ski slope at mile 5.7 (Meadow Rd). About 1/10 mile later, the trail will split. Fork right (leave Keystone) to start the Fat Lip. The trail will briefly drop onto Webster Road. Head downhill, and at the hairpin turn, go straight into the faint singletrack at the apex of the turn to continue Fat Lip.
The Fat Lip trail will drop onto McConkey Road at mile 6.7. Go right uphill. After about 150 yards, where the road veers to the left, fork right uphill on singletrack. You've found Black Forest.
Keep straight as Link crosses at mile 8.7 (1/10 mile from the turn onto Midmountain).
A descent down Black Forest is shown on this vid of 9K, Midmountain and Corvair...
0.0 Exit parking lot on gravel road south
N40 39.245 W111 30.550
Aim between ski slope and Alpine Slide
0.2 Singletrack on L just below Crescent Lift
Take Jenni's trail uphill
N40 39.019 W111 30.505
1.0 Hard right turn onto CMG
N40 38.599 W111 30.660
1.9 Keep straight N40 39.005 W111 31.292
2.9 Uphill on DT N40 38.259 W111 31.445
Immediate R onto ST (Midmountain)
3.1 L uphill on CMG (leave Midmountain)
N40 38.189 W111 31.511
4.2 L uphill on Thaynes Road (end CMG)
N40 37.816 W111 32.021
4.6 R uphill on Apex singletrack
N40 38.015 W111 31.756
5.2 L on Keystone N40 37.783 W111 31.866
5.7 Cross Meadow Road N40 37.640 W111 31.483
5.8 Fork R on Fat Lip
5.9 Drop onto Webster Road
6.0 Straight onto ST as road turns (Fat Lip)
N40 37.495 W111 31.633
N40 37.026 W111 31.732
6.8 R uphill on ST (Black Forest)
N40 36.970 W111 31.735
Switchback climb then descend
7.6 Cross McConkey Rd N40 36.993 W111 31.513
8.4 L on TG N40 37.369 W111 31.028
8.6 L on Midmountain N40 37.516 W111 30.927
8.7 Keep straight as Link crosses
N40 37.495 W111 30.987
9.3 Keep L (R=Empire Link)
N40 37.662 W111 30.893
9.8 Cross gravel road N40 37.787 W111 30.793
10.1 L to stay on Midmountain
N40 37.864 W111 30.895
Alt = straight to John's Trail
10.1 L uphill N40 37.908 W111 30.839
10.2 R to stay on Midmountain
(L=to Steps) N40 37.874 W111 30.914
12.0 Hard R on DT
N40 38.255 W111 31.441
Immediate R on ST (CMG)
15.0 Back at parking
Climb to the doubletrack above the top of TG (N40 36.428 W111 30.474 for the top of TG, N40 36.408 W111 30.651 at the upper TG.) Follow the ridgeline. Veer R onto ST at N40 36.565 W111 31.248 when the DT goes L around a hill. (Look ahead. Notice the unusual stripe on the hillside? That's "trail" but it may not seem like trail when you get there. That stripe of altered vegetation is your target.) When you hit the dirt road at N40 36.582 W111 31.506, go uphill. Go around the bend, take the right fork and climb about 100 feet to N40 36.579 W111 31.548. Look for a faint path through the aspens. As you exit the aspens, follow the overgrown trail-cut uphill along the mountainside through hip-high grass. When you hit ski slope, duck left through a cleft in the ridge of dirt and go out to the gravel road at N40 36.846 W111 31.587. Turn downhill. This is McConkey's Road. Go exactly 0.3 miles downhill. Just after you've gone around a corner to the left, the trail will cross. Scout carefully for the trail on the right side of the road at N40 36.984 W111 31.515.PS: If you have an official Park City trail map, ignore it when navigating to this trail. It won't help you find Black Forest, and will only confuse you.
In Park City, head south on Park Avenue. Follow the signs for Park City Mountain Resort. At the traffic light where you see a bike store on both sides, turn right on Empire. Veer right onto Silver King. As you see the first parking area, turn in and park there. CMG starts on the west side of parking, just north of the buildings.