9 miles
Distance
2,048 ft
Climb
-678 ft
Descent
1,556 ft
High Point

A route from PQ Canyon to Black Mountain Summit on dirt with minimal roads. Can ride the opposite direction too, but there are more fun routes down from the top of Black Mountain.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for PQ Canyon to Black Mountain mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    1,370 ft
  • Altitude min
    186 ft
  • Altitude start
    186 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,555 ft
  • Grade
    2.829%
  • Grade max
    -27.657%
  • Grade min
    21.299%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,909 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Jun 29, 2018
      A Quick Penasquitos Canyon Ride
      A Quick Penasquitos Canyon Ride
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