10.1 miles
1,381 ft
-1,407 ft
1,246 ft
High Point

Adaptive Riders, this route is rated aMTB3. You will need a support rider. Consult POIs for info on gates. Suspension, clearance, and rear-wheel-drive highly recommended.

This route is intended for adaptive riders, but anyone can do it of course. It bypasses Lilac Trail , which has significant narrow off-camber exposure, goes clockwise on Manzanita Loop , and goes down the west side of Miners Ridge Loop. The route becomes aMTB2 if you negate Manzanita Loop. Equipment capability (suspension, clearance, and rear-wheel-drive) and practice will determine if you can ride the west side of Miners Ridge Loop solo. Avoid the east side of Miners Ridge Loop. It requires major assistance to get through. Highly recommended to add in a loop on Black Widow.

Detailed Description
aMTB3 Black Mountain Loop is a 10 mile popular intermediate 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 14 trails. This route climbs 1,381 ft with a max elevation of 1,246 ft then descends -1,407 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
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  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for aMTB3 Black Mountain Loop mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 19 min
  • Altitude min
    604 ft
  • Altitude start
    747 ft
  • Altitude end
    722 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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