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.
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.
Great early morning hike. Awesome views from the top. Mixed terrain. Some rocks. Some flat. Only 1 steep section. Fun hike!
Great! I felt like it was quite an accomplishment.
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.
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.