ElevationAscent: 5' 1 m
Descent: -121' -37 m
High: 1,463' 446 m
Low: 1,347' 411 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“A quick connector through the trees of the Protected Habitat Area.”— Brendan Ross
As with other trails, keep an eye on the heat, bring enough water, and let someone know where you will be, as encounters with other trail users are rare. In an emergency, the northeast section of the Black Hill Loop abuts a neighborhood and would be faster access to help than returning to the trailheads.
The turnoff from Black Hill Loop on the eastern end is in the middle of a large washout area and is easy to miss. Look for a large cairn and a marker. The moderately technical singletrack makes a quick descent to a large slick rock dry creek crossing. It's mostly flat afterwards, but the rough going creates some challenge. Don't be fooled by the smooth grassy area around the one-third mile point; there's another rocky descent before the path ends at La Subida Trail and another pair of marker signs.
Local Club: Friends of Government Canyon