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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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      • 23
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      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 6, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      66
      Trails Mountain Bike
      67
      Trails E-Bike
      50
      Trails Hike
      66
      Trails Trail Running
      66
      Total Distance
      40 miles
      Total Descent
      7,409 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,510 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,556 ft
      Reports
      1,055
      Photos
      334
      Ridden Counter
      15,457

      Photos of Black Mountain Mountain Bike

      16 |
      Sep 1, 2021 @ 8:55am
      Sep 1, 2021
      9 |
      Sep 1, 2021 @ 8:54am
      Sep 1, 2021
      1 |
      Sep 1, 2021 @ 8:54am
      Sep 1, 2021
      3 |
      Sep 1, 2021 @ 8:54am
      Sep 1, 2021
      1 |
      Sep 1, 2021 @ 8:54am
      Sep 1, 2021
      10 |
      Sep 1, 2021 @ 8:54am
      Sep 1, 2021
      314 |
      Mar 14, 2020 @ 7:33pm
      Mar 14, 2020
      trail: Black Widow
      541 |
      Nov 23, 2019 @ 12:11pm
      Nov 23, 2019

      Videos of Black Mountain Mountain Bike

      Black Mountain Miners Loop
      2:47 | 145 | Jul 11, 2020
      Black Mountain San Diego
      2:47 | | Jul 11, 2020
      A Ryve on Black Mountain
      1:37 | 173 | Feb 8, 2020
      Nighthawk Connector
      0:47 | 211 | Nov 28, 2018
      REVIEW: 29x3.0 Maxxis Minion
      9:20 | 261 | Mar 15, 2018
      mtbMondays at Black Mountain in San Diego
      10:15 | 259 | Dec 21, 2017
      5 Unique Cycling Gifts Under $50
      5:42 | 156 | Dec 14, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1440609Tcamis01riddentrailMaler Dirt Climb
      Oct 13, 2021 @ 1:15pm
      Oct 13, 2021
      user #2857291cinificawishlisttrailBlack Mountain Road Path
      Oct 10, 2021 @ 4:43pm
      Oct 10, 2021
      user #2260677MTBDan23wishlisttrailMonet Pass
      Oct 6, 2021 @ 10:55pm
      Oct 6, 2021
      user #2601287gihong2001riddentrailWheelie Drop
      Oct 6, 2021 @ 11:23am
      Oct 6, 2021
      user #1276561johnpatersonriddentrailBlack Widow
      Oct 3, 2021 @ 8:35pm
      Oct 3, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2451198JGiovannitrailKristen Glen to LusardiThank you whoever you are.
      Jul 29, 2021 @ 2:29am
      Jul 29, 2021
      user #2480251josephtorres84trailBlack WidowGreat spot to ride !
      May 10, 2021 @ 11:43pm
      May 10, 2021
      user #1288165brianpetrytrailMiners Ridge LoopWell, >15% for some sections is ok for...
      May 10, 2021 @ 7:39am
      May 10, 2021
      user #1931039BenLow2019trailMiners Ridge LoopIf you're going to actually use the IMBA...
      May 9, 2021 @ 11:16am
      May 9, 2021
      user #1931039BenLow2019trailWheelie DropSteep climb!
      May 8, 2021 @ 3:14pm
      May 8, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Ted Williams 13 62.5 km
      Los Peñasquitos Canyon 50 45 95.5 km
      Lake Hodges 4 11 15.5 km
      San Pasqual Valley 3 15.7 km
      Mount Woodson 2 3 36.6 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike6740 miles7,408 ft20 miles1,509 ft
      #256#1143241,054159,994
      E-Bike5035 miles6,706 ft18 miles1,509 ft
      #86#24109365284
      Hike6640 miles7,365 ft20 miles1,509 ft
      #158#811,0512215
      Trail Running6640 miles7,365 ft20 miles1,509 ft
      #159#811,0511229
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