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      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
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jan 21, 2023
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      69
      Trails Mountain Bike
      69
      Trails E-Bike
      50
      Trails Hike
      67
      Trails Trail Running
      67
      Total Distance
      40 miles
      Total Descent
      7,163 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,509 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,555 ft
      Reports
      1,185
      Photos
      371
      Ridden Counter
      22,576

      Photos of Black Mountain Mountain Bike

      trail: Black Widow
      60 |
      Jul 26, 2022 @ 10:58am
      Jul 26, 2022
      9 |
      Jul 24, 2022 @ 1:45pm
      Jul 24, 2022
      9 |
      Jul 24, 2022 @ 1:45pm
      Jul 24, 2022
      8 |
      Jul 24, 2022 @ 1:45pm
      Jul 24, 2022
      11 |
      Jul 24, 2022 @ 1:45pm
      Jul 24, 2022
      trail: Rio Vista
      7 |
      Jul 24, 2022 @ 1:42pm
      Jul 24, 2022
      428 |
      Mar 14, 2020 @ 7:33pm
      Mar 14, 2020
      trail: Black Widow
      814 |
      Nov 23, 2019 @ 12:11pm
      Nov 23, 2019

      Videos of Black Mountain Mountain Bike

      Black Mountain Miners Loop
      2:47 | 180 | Jul 11, 2020
      Black Mountain San Diego
      2:47 | | Jul 11, 2020
      A Ryve on Black Mountain
      1:37 | 203 | Feb 8, 2020
      Nighthawk Connector
      0:47 | 249 | Nov 28, 2018
      REVIEW: 29x3.0 Maxxis Minion
      9:20 | 349 | Mar 15, 2018
      mtbMondays at Black Mountain in San Diego
      10:15 | 272 | Dec 21, 2017
      5 Unique Cycling Gifts Under $50
      5:42 | 162 | Dec 14, 2017

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Oviedo
      Jan 13, 2023 @ 11:09am
      Jan 13, 2023
      Prevalent MudWintyfreshWay too wet and rutted to ride at the...

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Maler Dirt Climb
      Jan 21, 2023 @ 9:02am
      Jan 21, 2023
      WetA little muddy, I would give it a full...paterjo
      Manzanita Loop
      Jan 21, 2023 @ 9:02am
      Jan 21, 2023
      WetA little muddy, I would give it a full...paterjo
      Demaca Drop
      Jan 21, 2023 @ 1:02am
      Jan 21, 2023
      Idealpaterjo
      Danger is My Buisness
      Jan 21, 2023 @ 1:02am
      Jan 21, 2023
      IdealLots of loose rocks due to the recent rainspaterjo
      Miners-Nighthawk Connector
      Jan 21, 2023 @ 1:02am
      Jan 21, 2023
      WetA little muddy, I would give it a full...paterjo
      Miners Ridge Loop
      Jan 21, 2023 @ 1:02am
      Jan 21, 2023
      WetA little muddy, I would give it a full...paterjo
      Black Widow
      Jan 8, 2023 @ 12:22am
      Jan 8, 2023
      IdealE-Bike Clear, would be a good time for a bit of...lb15
      Knoll Entrada
      Dec 17, 2022 @ 8:32am
      Dec 17, 2022
      Idealpaterjo
      del Sur/Lusardi
      Dec 12, 2022 @ 10:57am
      Dec 12, 2022
      WetGrading on power line hills has settled...brianpetry TRAILFORKS
      Black Mountian Summit Road
      Dec 9, 2022 @ 10:06am
      Dec 9, 2022
      Idealpaterjo

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2723517coachzedcommenttrailBlack Widow
      Jan 27, 2023 @ 12:34pm
      3 hours
      user #2723517coachzeddifficultyvotetrailBlack Widow
      Jan 27, 2023 @ 12:30pm
      3 hours
      user #2210849SamanthaLKwishlistrouteBlack Mtn 8 Mile Loop
      Jan 26, 2023 @ 7:17am
      1 day
      user #2210849SamanthaLKwishlistrouteBlack Mountain: Santa Luz, Miners, Lilac & Ahwee
      Jan 24, 2023 @ 8:52am
      Jan 24, 2023
      user #2631761njpulhamwishlistrouteTour de Black Mountain
      Jan 23, 2023 @ 5:10pm
      Jan 23, 2023

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2723517coachzedtrailBlack WidowWell-built trail and fun features that aren't...
      Jan 27, 2023 @ 12:34pm
      3 hours
      user #3293874kylejshookreportOviedoThis rain really hurts my feelings.
      Jan 15, 2023 @ 12:52pm
      Jan 15, 2023
      user #1864310bocomtbtrailBlack WidowReally well built trail. The grade reversals...
      Sep 22, 2022 @ 11:22pm
      Sep 22, 2022
      user #1864310bocomtbtrailNighthawk TrailSteep, very wide, loose rocks. Typical double...
      Sep 22, 2022 @ 11:17pm
      Sep 22, 2022
      user #1864310bocomtbtrailMiners Ridge LoopNot great, not terrible. Riding CCW from the...
      Sep 22, 2022 @ 9:48am
      Sep 22, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Ted Williams 15 82.5 km
      Los Peñasquitos Canyon 52 47 55.5 km
      Lake Hodges 6 9 15.5 km
      San Pasqual Valley 45.7 km
      Mount Woodson 3 9 36.6 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike6940 miles7,162 ft20 miles1,509 ft
      #225#983611,1842013,183
      E-Bike5035 miles6,486 ft18 miles1,509 ft
      #95#27101,0615689
      Hike6739 miles7,113 ft20 miles1,509 ft
      #137#711,1822319
      Trail Running6739 miles7,113 ft20 miles1,509 ft
      #138#701,1821362
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