3 miles
Distance
520 ft
Climb
-588 ft
Descent
00:08:17
Avg time

Black Oak Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
    descanso, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #86253 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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.

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
    -0.496%
  • Grade max
    -15.267%
  • Grade min
    19.265%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    183 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:17
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
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  • Clear / Green
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  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Black Oak Trail Trail Reports

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      Jun 22, 2019 @ 5:05pm
      Jun 22, 2019
      Overgrown
      Jun 22, 2019 @ 7:43am
      Jun 22, 2019
      parts are overgrown but still good to ride
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      • 6 rides
      • 25 miles avg distance
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