4.2 miles
1,073 ft
-848 ft
1.6 miles
High Point
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Blackhawk Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • 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
    1.5 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.5 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.5 miles
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2.6 miles
  • Distance down
    1.5 miles
  • Distance flat
    413 ft
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on Jun 3, 2016
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 3.8 (5 votes)

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Blackhawk Trail Reports

Jun 3, 2016 @ 8:44am
Jun 3, 2016
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
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Routes with this trail

blackhawk loop
11.0 miles

2 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.

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