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  • Wet
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  • Ideal
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  • Significant Issue / Amber
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Requires a decent fire road climb to get to most of the trails here. Watch for uphill traffic as there are many hikers that come up the trails, even on Black Widow (especially on the weekends)and can be rideable in the wet. Overall a fast, rocky and fun experience in San Diego, and is good practice for Enduro and XC (fire road repeats).
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Multiple access and parking areas. Laurentian Drive, Hilltop Park, and Sundevil Way. Off Carmel Valley Road, Black Mountain Ranch Park and Miners Loop parking lots.

      Near 9606 Laurentian Drive, go past the white gate and it will take you to the fire road required to get to Black Widow and the Nighthawk Connector.
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      Region Details
      • 5
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      • 26
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      • 3

      Region Status
      Open as of 3 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      60
      Trails Mountain Bike
      60
      Trails E-Bike
      47
      Trails Hike
      59
      Trails Trail Running
      59
      Total Distance
      40 miles
      Total Descent
      7,851 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,485 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,556 ft
      Reports
      620
      Photos
      158
      Ridden Counter
      9,437

      Photos of Black Mountain Mountain Bike

      trail: Wheelie Drop
      1 |
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 12:30pm
      1 days
      trail: Wheelie Drop
      1 |
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 12:30pm
      1 days
      152 |
      Mar 14, 2020 @ 7:33pm
      Mar 14, 2020
      trail: Black Widow
      246 |
      Nov 23, 2019 @ 12:11pm
      Nov 23, 2019

      Videos of Black Mountain Mountain Bike

      Black Mountain Miners Loop
      2:47 | 76 | Jul 11, 2020
      Black Mountain San Diego
      2:47 | | Jul 11, 2020
      A Ryve on Black Mountain
      1:37 | 122 | Feb 8, 2020
      Nighthawk Connector
      0:47 | 126 | Nov 28, 2018

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Artesian Trail
      Oct 6, 2020 @ 8:29am
      Oct 6, 2020
      Very DryAxxiom
      Lusardi Fader
      Oct 6, 2020 @ 8:29am
      Oct 6, 2020
      DryAxxiomThe Lusardi Fader "blue" trail is not...

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Santa Luz - Carmel Valley Rd
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 9:06pm
      3 days
      Drykkim0228
      Maler Dirt Climb
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 1:25pm
      Oct 19, 2020
      DryDustOrBustMTBGood condition, rad overgrown but still...
      Glider Port
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 1:22pm
      Oct 19, 2020
      DryDustOrBustMTBKinda overgrown and rocky but still...
      Black Mountian Summit Road
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 1:22pm
      Oct 19, 2020
      DryDustOrBustMTBFine fireroad, few small ruts and rocky...
      Nighthawk Connector
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 1:21pm
      Oct 19, 2020
      DryDustOrBustMTBRocky but rideable
      Knoll Downhill
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 1:20pm
      Oct 19, 2020
      DryDustOrBustMTBReally good condition. Features a lot of...
      Santa Luz to McGonigle
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 1:19pm
      Oct 19, 2020
      DryDustOrBustMTB
      Monet Pass
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 1:19pm
      Oct 19, 2020
      DryDustOrBustMTBPerfect trail to learn on really smooth
      Camino del Sur to Adobe Bluffs
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 1:18pm
      Oct 19, 2020
      DryDustOrBustMTBGood condition
      Oviedo
      Oct 13, 2020 @ 6:35pm
      Oct 13, 2020
      IdealDustOrBustMTB Finished trimming it. Totally rideable...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1288165brianpetrydifficultyvotetrailKnoll Downhill
      Oct 26, 2020 @ 2:24pm
      6 hours
      user #2353882DustOrBustMTBaddvideoFixing Up Oviedo Trail - Black Mountain Preserve - Dust Or Bust MTB
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 7:21pm
      1 days
      user #2161375NFLPhDdifficultyvotetrailKnoll Downhill
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 2:42pm
      1 days
      user #2161375NFLPhDcommenttrailKnoll Downhill
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 2:41pm
      1 days
      user #2353882DustOrBustMTBaddvideoKnoll Loop - Black Mountain Ranch - San Diego, California - Dust Or Bust MTB and 2 more
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 1:01pm
      1 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2161375NFLPhDtrailKnoll DownhillKnoll DH is a Black Diamond. Probably one of...
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 2:41pm
      1 days
      user #2141542IsaiahSimon1406reportBlack WidowJust rode this. Not overgrown at all. Idk if...
      Oct 24, 2020 @ 1:11pm
      2 days
      user #1288165brianpetrytrailOviedoNice!
      Oct 15, 2020 @ 8:43am
      Oct 15, 2020
      user #2353882DustOrBustMTBtrailOviedoCleaned up the whole trail and is now totally...
      Oct 13, 2020 @ 6:45pm
      Oct 13, 2020
      user #2141542IsaiahSimon1406trailNighthawk ConnectorYes this is seriously a black even tho it is a...
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 2:06pm
      Oct 11, 2020

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