5.0 miles
Distance
1,000 ft
Climb
-997 ft
Descent
1,554 ft
High Point

This route is intended for adaptive riders to do solo, but anyone can do it of course. These are not the best trails the area has to offer, but you will get a good workout outdoors and be safe. TSgaing from Hilltop Community Park, climbing up Black Mountain Summit Road and down Nighthawk. Nighthawk is loose and rocky but its the only aMTB1 trail to loop back with. You can go back down Black Mountain Summit Road but beware heavy foot traffic.

Detailed Description
aMTB1 Black Mountain Loop is a 5 mile less popular easy route located near San Diego California. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 1,000 ft with a max elevation of 1,554 ft then descends -997 ft.
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13 Reviews & Comments

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bocomtb (Sep 22, 2022 at 23:17)
Steep, very wide, loose rocks. Typical double track for the San Diego area. Boring as a descent but a nice cardio (and shifting) challenge as a climb.
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bocomtb (Sep 22, 2022 at 23:17)
Steep, very wide, loose rocks. Typical double track for the San Diego area. Boring as a descent but a nice cardio (and shifting) challenge as a climb.
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Chesty-LR (Nov 26, 2021 at 11:35)
Sometimes rough/rocky double track/fire road, not a lot of corners. Ok descending but not particularly exciting.
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Chesty-LR (Nov 26, 2021 at 11:35)
Sometimes rough/rocky double track/fire road, not a lot of corners. Ok descending but not particularly exciting.
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Ryanh4CtSA (Feb 27, 2021 at 11:41)
Do-able on a hardtail, just pick your lines carefully
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IsaiahSimon1406 (Oct 11, 2020 at 14:06)
Yes this is seriously a black even tho it is a connector
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NFLPhD (Jul 19, 2020 at 19:25)
Nighthawk connector is very easy at the top but after you make it through the first turn, you quickly understand why this is black diamond. I ride all over Black Mountain and have ridden a lot of trails in Los Penasquitos and its one of the most chunky trails I have encountered. The top half is very technical with about four rocky drops but all very easy for an expert. The bottom half of the trail is very easy...
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budgetmtb (May 26, 2020 at 21:11)
The climb is very possible, but definitely hike-a-bike.
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currymtb (Mar 7, 2020 at 14:27)
Awesome downhill
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currymtb (Mar 7, 2020 at 14:27)
Awesome downhill
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budgetmtb (Jan 2, 2020 at 17:55)
rocky
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budgetmtb (Jan 2, 2020 at 17:55)
rocky
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jeff92104 (Nov 28, 2018 at 21:00)
A fast, technical, fun downhill. Looks like a miserable climb up.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
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  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
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More Stats for aMTB1 Black Mountain Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    579 ft
  • Altitude start
    802 ft
  • Altitude end
    804 ft
  • Grade max
    -37.7%
  • Grade min
    63.7%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    312 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Black Mountian Summit Road
Jun 22, 2022 @ 6:22am
Jun 22, 2022
Some accumulated sand in low areas.
Nighthawk Connector
Feb 25, 2022 @ 9:58am
Feb 25, 2022
Rocky so be careful.
Nighthawk Trail
Jan 25, 2022 @ 3:11pm
Jan 25, 2022
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