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Black Canyon Road

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A long but very scenic climb up to the top of Poleta Canyon, which also makes for a fun descent.


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10.3

Miles

16.6

KM

Doubletrack

8,341' 2,542 m

High

4,087' 1,246 m

Low

4,260' 1,298 m

Up

6' 2 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

This narrow 4WD road cuts through a deep and beautiful canyon. You can climb it to get to make a loop with Poleta Canyon or descend it with a shuttle.

From the end of Warm Springs Road, Black Canyon Road heads up to the southeast to get into Black Canyon. The road narrows along with the canyon as it heads up. The steepest, rockiest section is found just below a rock slide. Further in, it enters black rock, with willows and cottonwoods along a creek.

Much further up, you'll reach the junction with the Black Canyon Trail from the right, where you should turn left to head up toward Poleta Canyon.

The middle section above here has been covered in sticks and debris to keep motorcycles out. It's legal for bikes, but not fun. The alternative route (Black Canyon to Poleta Climb (lower)) will prove a better option.

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Shared By:

Rick Ianniello

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Mountain bikers coming out of the narrower sections of Black Canyon
Nov 28, 2016 near Big Pine, CA

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