4 miles
Distance
1,073 ft
Climb
-848 ft
Descent
00:38:27
Avg time
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Blackhawk Details

  • Riding area
    Payson Canyon
    Payson, Utah
  • Difficulty rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • 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
    1.025%
  • Grade max
    -80.706%
  • Grade min
    103.744%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    413 ft
  • Avg time
    00:38:27
  • Avg reverse time
    00:43:03
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Status:
on Jul 14, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.8 (9 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
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

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Jul 14, 2018 @ 1:29pm
Jul 14, 2018
Jun 28, 2018 @ 7:03am
Jun 28, 2018
Cleared fallen trees between road 175 and trail 098
Jun 23, 2018 @ 2:10pm
Jun 23, 2018
Moon dust, don't be anything else but first in your group!
Jun 10, 2018 @ 9:13pm
Jun 10, 2018
Very dry for this time of year but not dusty. One downed tree that can be ridden under.
Jun 10, 2018 @ 9:11pm
Jun 10, 2018
Much drier than usual for this time of year, but not dusty. Only one downed tree and was able to ride under.
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Photos

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Sep 3, 2018 @ 5:00pm
Sep 3, 2018
Blackhawk, My City
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Aug 13, 2018 @ 2:14pm
Aug 13, 2018
Blackhawk, My City
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Jun 23, 2018 @ 3:35pm
Jun 23, 2018
Blackhawk, Murray
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Jun 16, 2018 @ 4:48pm
Jun 16, 2018
Blackhawk, My City

Routes with this trail

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Blackhawk Stump Jump
17 miles
Nebo Loop
25 miles
blackhawk loop
11 miles

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.
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  • + 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.
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  • + 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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