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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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Tunnels #4 singletrack | PQ Trail, San Diego...
Tunnels #4 singletrack | PQ Trail, San Diego MTB POV
trail: Tunnel 4
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Jun 29, 2018
A Quick Penasquitos Canyon Ride
A Quick Penasquitos Canyon Ride
trail: Tunnel 4
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Apr 29, 2018
REVIEW: #275plusTrek Fuel EX 9.8 - First Look [HD]
REVIEW: #275plusTrek Fuel EX 9.8 - First Look [HD]
2:30 | 59 | comments: 0 | favs: 1
Dec 12, 2017
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Tunnel 4
Nov 14, 2018 @ 8:14pm
3 days
Watch out for low trees throughout the trail
Powerline
Oct 24, 2018 @ 6:47am
Oct 24, 2018
McGonigle Canyon
Oct 2, 2018 @ 5:53am
Oct 2, 2018
Mud hole at west end again. Rideable but you'll get some mud.
East Deer Canyon
Jul 18, 2018 @ 12:49pm
Jul 18, 2018
some loose dirt and rocks.
Wilfred's Shortcut
Jul 15, 2018 @ 7:09am
Jul 15, 2018
more reports »
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