Black Mountain Truck Trail is a 14.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Ysabel, CA that offers scenic views. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and primarily used for hiking, mountain biking, and off road driving.
off road driving
I was there on 9/26/2016 driving my Canyon. it was fun not to bad more like a easy trail good for me , as a beginner. good to know ur aproach angles and departure and height of ur vehicle. definitely going back to do more adventurous riding
Awesome view from the top brush is over grown along the edge had to drive slowly to make sure that I didn't get a custom scratch job from how wide my truck was on the trail.
Great trail. Easy terrain and beautiful views at the top. Lotsa incline and looooong. You'll see some birds of prey too.
May 19th 2016 - gates are locked - looks like they've been that way for a while.
This is the most strenuous hike I've done in the area. We crawled out of there, though we weren't hardcore hikers at the time we did this hike. This is an excellent training hike if you are looking to condition for a trip or other event. The hike itself is a little exposed for my taste though as it follows a truck road most of the way up.
I look forward to doing this one again. Hopefully it won't kick my butt next time.