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Miner's Ridge Loop

Intermediate
 4.0 (1)

A singletrack trail with dirt, rocks, and stair steps.


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

83%

Runnable

1,227' 374 m

High

788' 240 m

Low

452' 138 m

Up

324' 99 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views

Closed from dusk till dawn. No water or facilities.

Runner Notes

Watch for mountain bikers on this trail.

Description

This trail starts out at Black Mountain Trailhead Parking area. Climb up a gravel doubletrack to the start of Miner's Ridge Loop. The trail signs point you in the counter clockwise direction. From here it's a switchback-filled and rocky climb to the intersection of the Glider Port Trail.

Curving to the left from here, the trail traverses the side of the mountain before intersecting with a spur trail to the Nighthawk Trail. Staying to the left you'll start the descent on some stairs and continue down the mountain. You'll pass two viewpoints, which make for an excellent stopping point. There will be another set of stairs before circling back to the start of the Miner's Loop. Descend the gravel doubletrack back to the parking lot.

Additions to this trail are to take the Glider Port Trail from the Black Mountain parking lot to the Glider Port parking lot. Also, taking the spur trail to Nighthawk Trail opens up the mountain to many other trails.

Contacts

Shared By:

Craig Pfaff with improvements by Matthew Kidd

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Rancho Bernardo viewed from Black Mountain on a very clear day. Oak Valley Middle School is at the bottom, left of center and Palomer Mountain is in the background 28 miles away, left of center.
Feb 7, 2021 near Fairban…, CA
Sarah Ridge Road development at the base of Black Mountain. Mount Woodson, center right, is the high point 8 miles away.
Feb 7, 2021 near Fairban…, CA

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