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Best trails in Black Mountain Open Space

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Looking for a great trail in Black Mountain Open Space, California? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Black Mountain Open Space ranging from 1.9 to 6.5 miles and from 774 to 1,555 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Nighthawk Trail to Black Mountain Summit
Black Mountain Open Space
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
This trail can also be made into a loop by coming down the western side on the Black Mountain Service Road.Show more
#2 - Black Mountain via Nighthawk Trail and Miner's Ridge Trail Loop
Black Mountain Open Space
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
Black Mountain via Nighthawk Trail and Miner's Ridge Trail Loop is a 6.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as modeShow more
#3 - Black Mountain via Service Road
Black Mountain Open Space
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h
This hike can also be made into a loop via the Nighthawk Trail.Show more
#4 - Black Mountain via Rolling Hills
Black Mountain Open Space
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 33 m
As of January 13, 2020, users have reported that parts of the listed trails are closed for revegetation. Please consult the park's website before visiting.Show more
#5 - Black Mountain via Miner's Ridge Loop
Black Mountain Open Space
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
Black Mountain via Miner's Ridge Loop is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a nShow more
#6 - Black Mountain via Nighthawk Trail Loop
Black Mountain Open Space
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
Black Mountain via Nighthawk Trail Loop is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers aShow more
#7 - Miner's Ridge Short Loop Trail
Black Mountain Open Space
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
Miner's Ridge Short Loop Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number oShow more
#8 - Manzanita and Road Runner Loop Trail
Black Mountain Open Space
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
Manzanita and Road Runner Loop Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primaShow more
#9 - Black Mountain via East Rim Trail
Black Mountain Open Space
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 18 m
Black Mountain via East Rim Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Diego, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail isShow more
#10 - Nighthawk Trail Loop
Black Mountain Open Space
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
Nighthawk Trail Loop is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activityShow more
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