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Black Mountain Service Road

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 3.5 (4)

A gated service road to the top of Black Mountain.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.1

KM

Point to Point

1,554' 474 m

High

804' 245 m

Low

750' 229 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views

Gated. Closed dusk till dawn. No facilities.

Description

This service road starts in a residential neighborhood. The trail is a gravel road that winds up to the top of Black Mountain. Several trails break off of this road on your way up that offer great trails to explore. The 360-degree views from the top of Black Mountain make the hike up very rewarding. In the afternoon you can watch the hot air balloons drifting east from the ocean and grab a view of Mt. Woodson to the northeast.

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Craig Pfaff

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  3.5 from 4 votes

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#2,247

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Sunrise over Poway.
Jul 12, 2016 near Fairban…, CA
View north towards 4S Ranch and Del Norte High School from the top of Black Mountain
Apr 16, 2018 near Fairban…, CA
View SSW from the top of Black Mountain centered on Mt. Carmel High School
Apr 16, 2018 near Fairban…, CA

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