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Black Canyon Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

77.7 mile 125.0 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 4,411' 1,345 m
Descent: -7,172' -2,186 m
High: 4,365' 1,330 m
Low: 1,604' 489 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Kristen Arendt

An exciting, long-distance singletrack experience through the foothills of the Bradshaw Mountains.

Kristen Arendt

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The BCT is an overall descent from its beginning at Prescott National Forest to its terminus at the Carefree Highway.

The northern reaches vary from open and rolling desert to small canyons. The middle sections from Bumble Bee to the Table Mesa trailhead offer the most dramatic scenery and the most adventurous running. From the Black Canyon trailhead south to the bottom of Little Pan, expect multiple crossings of the Agua Fria River.

The southern section of the BCT is mellow with a gradual descent. Many people stop at Emery Henderson trailhead as the section between there and the Carefree Highway is flat and uninteresting compared to the rest of the route.

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Jan 27, 2019
Alex Gold
Beautiful and a fun trail to run 14mi

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