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Glider Point Trail

Intermediate
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Either a rough rocky climb or technical downhill as gliders soar overhead.


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0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Point to Point

1,261' 384 m

High

780' 238 m

Low

481' 147 m

Up

73' 22 m

Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views

Closed dusk till dawn.

Description

From the Glider Point parking lot, head west uphill to the glider port. At the glider port, you get good views to the west of the ocean, and if the weather and wind are good, you'll find several gliders circling about the hills. In the distance, you may even see some hot air balloons.

From there, continue up the mountain and stay to the left at the junction to met up with Miner's Ridge Loop. The trail to the the right may be closed at times, as it can get washed out. That route is very steep and leads straight up to the top of Black Mountain.

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Craig Pfaff

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Two paragliders on the western edge of Black Mountain with Torrey Highland in the distance and the Pacific Ocean 10 miles away. Downtown La Jolla is just left of the lower paraglider.
Feb 7, 2021 near Fairban…, CA
Heading down the Glider Point Trail on Black Mountain.
Feb 7, 2021 near Fairban…, CA
Hiker on Black Mountain, facing toward the Santaluz Club with Rancho Santa Fe in the far background.
Feb 7, 2021 near Fairban…, CA

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Jan 21, 2018
Drew Juergensen
Good little view but steep 1.4mi