Nighthawk Trail to Black Mountain Summit

MODERATE 6 reviews

Nighthawk Trail to Black Mountain Summit is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Diego, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

4.0 miles 774 feet Out & Back

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

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13 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

Nice, short and sweet 4 mile out and back. Good for a quick training hike with a weighted pack. Several very rocky spots. I wouldn't recommend tennis shoes. I started at 0700. There were a lot of people hiking, walking, running and riding on the trails. Bust Sunday morning.

hiking
2 months ago

Great early morning hike. Awesome views from the top. Mixed terrain. Some rocks. Some flat. Only 1 steep section. Fun hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Great! I felt like it was quite an accomplishment.

3 months ago

Lots of dog poop at beginning of trail, some bikers near the top. From parking lot to top and back about 1 hr and 45 min at mod pace. Not too exciting but quick and close to home.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail. Lots of antennas at the top so it didn't really feel like you "got away from it all" try a side trail or two for fun.