8.8 miles
Distance
1,400 ft
Climb
-1,383 ft
Descent
1,548 ft
High Point

A black mountain route that includes fun trails like Santa Luz/Artichokes, Miner's Loop downhill and Lilac trails.

Extend the ride with Knoll Downhill and east ridge trails like Manzanita and Roadrunner.

Add another fun downhilll and about 500ft of climbing: Black Widow on the way down from the summit and then head back up the service road.

Detailed Description
Black Mountain: Santa Luz, Miners, Lilac & Ahwee is a 9 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 29 trails. This route climbs 1,400 ft with a max elevation of 1,548 ft then descends -1,383 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    31
More Stats for Black Mountain: Santa Luz, Miners, Lilac & Ahwee mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 32 min
  • Altitude min
    388 ft
  • Altitude start
    698 ft
  • Altitude end
    715 ft
  • Grade max
    -32.7%
  • Grade min
    26.9%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,002 ft
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)

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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Lusardi Loop (Carmel Valley to San Dieguito)
Feb 27, 2024 @ 11:18am
Feb 27, 2024
the water crossing under the bridge is sketchy, further east is muddy with deep truck tracks, no way around
Miners Ridge Loop
Feb 25, 2024 @ 8:42am
Feb 25, 2024
fairly muddy in spots especially in the shade
Lilac Trail
Feb 25, 2024 @ 8:42am
Feb 25, 2024
Still a little muddy and wet
Maler Dirt Climb
Feb 24, 2024 @ 12:41am
Feb 24, 2024
Ahwee Trail
Feb 16, 2024 @ 8:10am
Feb 16, 2024
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