3 miles
520 ft
-588 ft
Avg time

Black Oak Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
    descanso, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

he Black Oak trail loop on Middle Peak was formally off-limits to mountain bikes, but the summer before the fires, local advocates were able to get this trail opened to mountain bikers. The Black Oak trail meets up with Middle Peak fire road twice on it's loop. Take the second Black Oak turnoff for the longest distance on this particularly nice singletrack.

Access Info

From LA - North San Diego County: From I-5 or I-15 take the 78 East into Escondido. Follow the signs closely as the 78 makes a few turns through town. Once through Escondido continue east on the 78 into Ramona. In Ramona the 78 will turn left. Continue along the 78 east into Julian. In the Julian the 78 will turn right. Continue east on the 78 for about 3/4ths of mile and then take HWY 79 south. Take the 79 south past Sunrise Hwy, Lake Cuyamaca, the Park Headquarters on the left, and the Horse trailer parking area on the left. The next little parking lot on your left is the parking lot for the start of the Grand Loop route shown on the map.
From San Diego area: Take I-8 east past Alpine. Take HWY 79 north. The little parking lot for the Grand Loop route shown on the map is just past mile marker 4. If get to the horse trailer lot on your right you went to far.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Black Oak Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -67 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,132 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,714 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,714 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,647 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    183 ft
  • Avg time
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