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Black Canyon Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near La Jolla, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 98 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Please note that this trail is inside of the University of California San Diego campus. Parking M-F requires UCSD permit.

Lots of small paths running through the whole area. Use the app to follow the path mapped out on it or choose your own. I am paranoid about snakes and lizards so I stayed on the wide paths. There is also a Fit-trail which involves upper body exercises along the path. Decent enough for a run. Some up and downs which can be taxing on the knees. Will need a cap mid-day. Get water.

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over grown
2 months ago

Can be a bit easy to go off trail if you are not following the app but even if you go off trail you'll find your way back very fast. Good, shaded mild hike.

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over grown
private property
5 months ago

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5 months ago

I ran on a Friday morning around 7:30 am, the weather was great and the scenery so nice that I decided to run the loop twice. I only passed one other runner on the trail, fun little run.

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rocky
washed out
7 months ago

good for beginners transitioning to dirt trails, from paved. photos show it as flat, however, there were definitely a few spots with fairly steep grades-- throw in the heavy rains we've had, and parts of those trail sections had washed out, making it fairly challenging for a newbie rider. also had a few trees that had fallen onto the path.

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Nice and easy trail system.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Nice flat hiking BUT NO PRKING M-F without UCSD permit.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

There is a sign that says dogs are not allowed.

Monday, November 06, 2017

This trail is a series of dirt paths through a stand of trees on the UCSD campus. We went on a weekend, but I don't think it would be anyplace worth going during the week since it's going to be impossible to park. It's a nice little trail but overall it doesn't feel like an escape because you're always very close to traffic and the location makes it feel like something that is mostly for student use.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

In UCSD campus.

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