9.2 miles
Distance
1,796 ft
Climb
-434 ft
Descent
1,555 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.

Detailed Description
PQ Canyon to Black Mountain is a 14760 popular easy route located near San Diego California. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 22 trails. This route climbs 547.5 with a max elevation of 473.9 then descends -132.3.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • 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
    1,362 ft
  • Altitude min
    193 ft
  • Altitude start
    193 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,555 ft
  • Grade
    2.8%
  • Grade max
    -31.3%
  • Grade min
    35%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,297 ft
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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  • Icy
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Powerline
May 14, 2022 @ 8:03am
2 days
Tunnel 4
Apr 30, 2022 @ 10:38pm
Apr 30, 2022
Top third is a little chunky but the path worn through the gravel is pretty good and cuts a desirable line. Go high on the berms.
Wilfred's Shortcut
Apr 23, 2022 @ 8:17am
Apr 23, 2022
East Deer Canyon
Apr 3, 2022 @ 3:12pm
Apr 3, 2022
McGonigle Canyon
Mar 11, 2022 @ 10:11am
Mar 11, 2022
Passable mud near 56 underpass
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