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Nighthawk Trail

Intermediate
 2.5 (8)

A doubletrack trail from Hilltop Community Park.


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Map Key

1.4

Miles

2.2

KM

Doubletrack

1,260' 384 m

High

813' 248 m

Low

468' 143 m

Up

21' 6 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Closed dusk till dawn. No services after leaving Hilltop Park.

Description

This doubletrack trail takes you from Hilltop Community Park to the service road near the top of Black Mountain. This is an alternate route to taking the service road to the top and offers many side trails to explore the rest of the mountain.

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Shared By:

Craig Pfaff

Trail Ratings

  2.5 from 8 votes

#29331

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  2.5 from 8 votes
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#2,713

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#29,331

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From the top of Night Hawk Trail where it meets the fire road. Views are great from here to the top.
Jul 9, 2016 near Fairban…, CA
Start of the Nighthawk Trail.
Aug 6, 2016 near Poway, CA
Junction of Night Hawk Trail and Miner's Ridge. Short rocky climb up to the fireroad to the top.
Jul 9, 2016 near Fairban…, CA
One of many signs that point to side trails
Aug 6, 2016 near Fairban…, CA
Steep incline with loose rocks.
Aug 6, 2016 near Poway, CA

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Jan 18, 2021
Michael Bishop
Sep 7, 2019
Kyle Focker
Lots of loose rocks on the ascent. Highly recommend a 29er to climb 1.4mi
Dec 9, 2018
Kevin P
Fun!
May 18, 2018
Chris Sarot
Apr 21, 2018
Chris Sarot
Feb 1, 2018
Brianne Bernal
Oct 6, 2017
Jeffrey Geoghegan
Very unpleasant and exhausting ride. No switchbacks just straight uphill. Decent view of carmel valley but mostly scraggly bushes and small rocks.
Feb 25, 2017
Chris Sarot