4 miles
1,073 ft
-848 ft
Avg time
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Blackhawk Details

  • Riding area
    Payson Canyon
    Payson, Utah
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Season
    June - Oct
  • Global Ranking

The Blackhawk Trail is a narrow singletrack that twists through aspen and pine along the top of the Nebo Loop in Payson Canyon. Almost unknown, this trail is among the nicest alpine rides in the state. The Nebo Loop is famous for its beautiful trees and mountain vistas -- especially in late September to early October when the red maples and golden aspens draw Sunday-afternoon gawkers from around the state. Elevation is 8000 feet.

The trail is best in the fall. Snow clears in mid-June, but the many sections stay wet with springs and bogs until late summer. Most of the creeks that cross the trial have a solid base, but if you see deep horse hoof prints, you'd better bail and walk.

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More Stats for Blackhawk mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    225 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,698 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,352 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,698 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,923 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    413 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Aug 15, 2017
Avg: 3.7 (7 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to blackhawk-9697 trailhead (39.941450, -111.641790)
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Blackhawk Trail Reports

Aug 15, 2017 @ 9:39am
Aug 15, 2017
Jun 6, 2017 @ 11:14am
Jun 6, 2017
Mostly dry with a few muddy sections. Small trees down across trail, can ride over or around.
May 30, 2017 @ 10:20am
May 30, 2017
I tried to ride this trail from south to north, but I couldn't make it more than maybe a quarter of a mile do to mud and fallen trees. I turned...
Jun 3, 2016 @ 8:44am
Jun 3, 2016
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
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Jun 11, 2017 @ 11:08am
Jun 11, 2017
Blackhawk, My City
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Jun 11, 2017 @ 11:08am
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Blackhawk, My City

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3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag Fimpsac (Jun 4, 2015 at 7:40)
 I rode this on June 3 and it was super post-holed and there were many deadfalls in the trail making it really hard to get in a rhythm. Some really boggy areas still. About 3 weeks from being good again.
  • + 1
flag sjk (Jun 3, 2016 at 8:43)
 I rode this on June 2, 2016. The trail is pretty torn up from cattle and horses. Lots of dead trees in the trail.
  • + 0
flag Spradle (Jun 11, 2017 at 13:21)
 Rode this june 10th. No snow. It was a little over grown and couple of wet spots but was still an awesome ride. Beautiful right now. Very fun to ride this. Finish up with Bernie creek for a fuller ride.

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