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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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      • 20
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      Region Status
      Open as of May 16, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      69
      Trails Mountain Bike
      69
      Trails E-Bike
      69
      Trails Hike
      67
      Trails Trail Running
      67
      Total Distance
      40 miles
      Total Descent
      6,961 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,509 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,555 ft
      Reports
      1,502
      Photos
      402
      Ridden Counter
      30,013

      Photos of Black Mountain Mountain Bike

      30 |
      Mar 13, 2024 @ 7:47pm
      Mar 13, 2024
      trail: Knoll Loop
      20 |
      Feb 16, 2024 @ 11:30am
      Feb 16, 2024
      trail: Knoll Loop
      24 |
      Feb 16, 2024 @ 11:30am
      Feb 16, 2024
      trail: Knoll Loop
      25 |
      Feb 16, 2024 @ 11:30am
      Feb 16, 2024
      trail: Knoll Loop
      13 |
      Feb 16, 2024 @ 11:30am
      Feb 16, 2024
      trail: Knoll Entrada
      5 |
      Feb 16, 2024 @ 11:30am
      Feb 16, 2024
      525 |
      Mar 14, 2020 @ 7:33pm
      Mar 14, 2020
      trail: Black Widow
      1,043 |
      Nov 23, 2019 @ 12:11pm
      Nov 23, 2019

      Videos of Black Mountain Mountain Bike

      Black Mountain Miners Loop
      2:47 | 209 | Jul 11, 2020
      Black Mountain San Diego
      2:47 | | Jul 11, 2020
      A Ryve on Black Mountain
      1:37 | 224 | Feb 8, 2020
      Nighthawk Connector
      0:47 | 264 | Nov 28, 2018
      REVIEW: 29x3.0 Maxxis Minion
      9:20 | 389 | Mar 15, 2018
      mtbMondays at Black Mountain in San Diego
      10:15 | 288 | Dec 21, 2017
      5 Unique Cycling Gifts Under $50
      5:42 | 165 | Dec 14, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

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      DanielxzmizXriddentrailactivity #53314238 and 5 more
      May 28, 2024 @ 9:34pm
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      May 27, 2024 @ 9:42pm
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      May 20, 2024 @ 4:14pm
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      May 18, 2024 @ 10:20am
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      May 17, 2024 @ 10:09pm
      May 17, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      coachzedtrailBlack WidowThis trail is has become quite a lot more...
      Nov 4, 2023 @ 11:46am
      Nov 4, 2023
      majikowtrailRio VistaEcho the previous comment. Thought this whole...
      Sep 15, 2023 @ 3:01pm
      Sep 15, 2023
      lyledrtrailBlack WidowSuper fun trail with a good mix of flow and...
      Jul 4, 2023 @ 10:31am
      Jul 4, 2023
      lyledrtrailOviedoWay too overgrown to ride right now, I was...
      Jul 4, 2023 @ 10:27am
      Jul 4, 2023
      mtbsdcatrailBlack WidowGreat we’ll built trail!! Definitely recommend!!
      Apr 4, 2023 @ 5:29pm
      Apr 4, 2023

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Ted Williams 15 82.5 km
      Los Peñasquitos Canyon 45 42 55.5 km
      Lake Hodges 6 9 15.5 km
      San Pasqual Valley 3 15.7 km
      Mount Woodson 3 9 36.6 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike6940 miles6,962 ft20 miles1,509 ft
      #206#923921,5012117,315
      E-Bike6940 miles6,962 ft20 miles1,509 ft
      #75#24101,37341,478
      Hike6740 miles6,909 ft20 miles1,509 ft
      #130#701,4982522
      Trail Running6740 miles6,909 ft20 miles1,509 ft
      #130#681,4981625
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