Blackhawk Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Blackhawk Trail is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fairview, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 8.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,797 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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camping

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horseback riding

mountain biking

walking

bird watching

running

forest

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The Blackhawk trail traverses a variety of landscapes, ranging from open meadows to shaded woodlands. The trail offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains while maintaining a moderately steady elevation, making for an enjoyable trip. The trail is very popular with equestrians, especially as horses are allowed at Blackhawk Campground. Sections of the trail are also popular with mountain bikers. The Blackhawk trail forms the backbone of a network of trails along the Mount Nebo National Scenic Byway. Most use occurs at the northern end of the trail; at times the southern end can be difficult to follow. Connecting Trails: Loafer Mountain #098, Blackhawk Campground Loop Trail #102, Beaver Dam #103, Holman Canyon #105, Bear Trap Ridge #107, Black Canyon #106, Sawmill #130.

hiking
5 months ago

I went up there today with my dog. There are some narrow bits on this trail that are “grooved” from rain water and traffic. Lots of loose rocks but it’s not steep so you should able to keep your footing. It’s very nice up there this time of year. It was very cool around 11:00am and there was a nice breeze. Very little burn scars up there but as usual the pesky grass hoppers are every.

hiking
5 months ago

Blackhawk trail is open now. Hiked it Aug 24, 2019. Surprisingly minimal burn scars from Bald Mountain fire along the trail. Started at bottom of Blackhawk trail (next to Loafer Mtn trailhead). At the top I looped over to Jones Ranch then cut over on Box Lake trail then McClellan Lake trail to point of beginning. Made for nice 7.5 mile loop.

hiking
Fri Sep 07 2018

September 7, 2018. Hiked Blackhawk trail heading NE from Blackhawk campground road down to Loafer mountain trail head on Nebo Loop road and back. Friday late afternoon and early evening...didn't pass anyone else on the trail. Saw a flock of about 30 wild turkeys. Lots of cows along trail. Moderate inclines and most areas typical of scenery around Nebo mountains. Some sections with large amounts of thistle along the trail.

hiking
Fri Aug 24 2018

Check out my Recording map w/photos: Blackhawk to Frank Young Canyon, Aug 24, 2018. Blackhawk is a longer trail with several spots that make good out-and-back hikes along sections of the trail. For this hike I started at Blackhawk trail head moving southwest from the parking area on Blackhawk campground road. Decent trail with good mix of aspens, pines, and scrub oak. About 80% in shade. Moderate inclines in some areas but mostly its very modest slopes. Quite a few cows and some cow paths intersect with trail, but the most used looking path is correct route. Pretty views down towards Moroni valley and occasional peaks of Nebo at times along trail. Long pants were helpful on this trail as there was quite a bit of brush and tall weeds along side of trail. I will hike this again. As this segment of the Blackhawk trail drops down then climbs back up I don't know that it would be a very good mountain bike trail.

mountain biking
Sun Oct 08 2017

Unreal. Views are incredible. Do the loop trail and come back via Jones Ranch Trail. That was the best part

hiking
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