Black Mountain Truck Trail

MODERATE 23 reviews
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Black Mountain Truck Trail is a 14.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Ysabel, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
14.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3090 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

walking

views

wild flowers

4 days ago

Fun day trip from San Diego. Gates to the top are open right now but the one fork through to the north has multiple locks on it and never seems to be open. This is an up and back trail with a gate at the main entrance and another about half way up. The top one can be closed based on rain and trail conditions. I did it in my lifted 4Runner in 2wd about 90% of the time. Threw it into 4wd only on a few sections for more of a safety reason than slippage. Stock 4Runner who joined me had some difficulty in areas but never so much that I had to assist or recover. Many narrow spots for pull outs to let folks pass so just be careful and use hand signals. I had to yield for downhill traffic a few times as I was nearest a spot where we could pass. It's all good if you're cool on the trail. Please pack out what you pack in. Lots of trash and even some used tp at the summit. Not cool.
Suggest this more as a off road drive than a hike. Hikers need to be baller to treck this thing from the base road to the summit.

off road driving
11 days ago

https://youtu.be/owVcA36JdFQ
Any 4wd can go here!

off road driving
1 month ago

Didn't have time to go past first look out/turn around opportunity but really liked it.

off road driving
1 month ago

off road driving
2 months ago

off road driving
2 months ago

Really fun and chill trail did it all in 2wd

off road driving
2 months ago

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off road driving
2 months ago

Fun trail that isn't too far away. The views from the top are outstanding. If you don't want to go all the way up, there's a little outlook about half the way up. Little bumpy, but I didn't 4WD by any means. The very top is small. We went early and only had another truck up there to share with.

off road driving
2 months ago

Kind of bumpy on the way up, but otherwise a very easy ride. It's important that you have some clearance, but otherwise 2 wd will do. The top has great views, but not a lot of space, so it's easy for this place to get packed with just a few cars. For some reason, people feel that they can leave trash up there. Please don't litter, and if you see trash, pick it up. Trash encourages more trash.

3 months ago

First trail in my new (used) jeep. This is a good starter trail with great views, and moderate obstacles (washes potholes etc.) So long as you aren't looking for trouble there aren't any opportunities to get into trouble (i.e. high centered or stuck) if you have reasonable clearance and 4x4.

off road driving
3 months ago

4 months ago

8 months ago

Jan 2, 2017. Hard uphill. Fun downhill.

8 months ago

off road driving
11 months ago

11 months ago

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

Saturday, August 27, 2016

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.

hiking
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Great trail. Easy terrain and beautiful views at the top. Lotsa incline and looooong. You'll see some birds of prey too.