Black Rock/Waterfall Trail Loop
ElevationAscent: 371' 113 m
Descent: -370' -113 m
High: 1,757' 535 m
Low: 1,463' 446 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)
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“These overlapping loops accomodate flexible distance goals.”— Robert Bruce
This time, go straight past the Short Loop junction onto a section of the Black Rock Long Loop and up to the Waterfall to Black Rock Connector. Jump onto the connector trail, run down into a wash and emerge from the other side.
Welcome to the Waterfall Trail. A left-hand turn will guide you up to the "waterfall" which occasionally runs after heavy rains. The interpretive signs are very informative and great excuses for a quick breather. The trail terminates at the "waterfall".
Whip a 180-degree turn and glide down to the Waterfall Trailhead. Wave to the folks in the parking lot and head back up to the Waterfall to Black Rock Connector. Take a left onto the connector trail, run down the wash and back uphill, and you'll soon be hanging a right to follow the Black Rock Long Loop back to the beginning.
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