This trail is planned
1 miles
Distance
-532 ft
Descent
00:05:31
Avg time

Black Widow Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Black Mountain
    San Diego, California
  • AKA
    Scarface
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #3526 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in E-Biking
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    City of San Diego

SDMBA re-worked Black Widow as a "Flow Trail." It has berm features with some with paver bricks added for erosion control. Also has some rock gardens and small rolly-jump features.

Construction is in progress as of September 2019.

Old trail description (before SDMBA work):This trail is very steep and extremely rocky right from the top. After the trail splits into three (take the narrow singletrack in the middle), it becomes less steep but continues to be pretty rocky. It then begins to switchback down the mountain.

Access Info

Under construction. To be completed late 2019.

More Stats for Black Widow bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -541 ft
  • Altitude min
    876 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,417 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,417 ft
  • Altitude end
    876 ft
  • Grade
    -10.2%
  • Grade max
    -48.3%
  • Distance down
    5,056 ft
  • Distance flat
    230 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:31
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Status:
on Jul 31, 2019
Dry
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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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
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  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • 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 Widow Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 5:33pm
      Jul 31, 2019
      Pretty fun trail. Has a few corners that have a few inches of silt and it's really loose. Other places are still under construction. Still a fun...
      Jul 3, 2019 @ 7:25pm
      Jul 3, 2019
      can still ride it but under construction excellent trail, but second half has a lot of little trails that branch out
      Apr 21, 2019 @ 10:52am
      Apr 21, 2019
      Excellent new trail. Still under construction in parts. Thanks to SDMBA!
      Feb 16, 2019 @ 5:24am
      Feb 16, 2019
      Closed for new construction. Trail will be completely different. Join the SDMBA in the build!!
      Jul 28, 2017 @ 9:04pm
      Jul 28, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 239 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 139 rides
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      Photos

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      21 |
      Jul 8, 2019 @ 8:38pm
      Jul 8, 2019
      65 |
      Apr 24, 2019 @ 10:29am
      Apr 24, 2019
      | 1 comments
      45 |
      Mar 10, 2019 @ 3:42pm
      Mar 10, 2019
      221 |
      Feb 19, 2013 @ 8:36pm
      Feb 19, 2013

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