4 miles
Distance
1,073 ft
Climb
-848 ft
Descent
00:40:19
Avg time
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Blackhawk Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Payson Canyon
    Payson, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Season
    June - Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #30661 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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.

More Stats for Blackhawk 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
    00:40:19
  • 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 Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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
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      Blackhawk Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      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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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 30 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      22 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 5:00pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      27 |
      Aug 13, 2018 @ 2:14pm
      Aug 13, 2018
      34 |
      Jun 23, 2018 @ 3:35pm
      Jun 23, 2018
      37 |
      Jun 16, 2018 @ 4:48pm
      Jun 16, 2018

      Routes with this trail

      more »
      titleratingdistance
      Blackhawk Stump Jump
      17 miles
      Lotsa Climbing in a Few Miles
      15 miles
      Nebo Loop
      25 miles
      blackhawk loop
      11 miles

      4 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag GizmoJ (Jul 20, 2019 at 5:44)
       Trail is closed due to excessive hazards from the fire in 2018.
      [Reply]

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