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Nighthawk Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
87% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 474' 144 m
Descent: -30' -9 m
High: 1,254' 382 m
Low: 810' 247 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Craig Pfaff

Doubletrack trail from Hilltop Community Park.

Craig Pfaff

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Closed dusk till dawn. No services after leaving Hilltop Park.

Description

This rocky doubletrack trail takes you from Hilltop Community Park to the service road near the top of Black Mountain. This is an alternate route to taking the service road to the top and offers access to many side trails to explore the rest of the mountain.

Flora & Fauna

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis), Cliff Swallow (Hirundo pyrrhonota), Mexican Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida brazilensis), Common Raven (Corvus corax)

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Feb 24, 2019
Jay Salazar
Very rocky if you’re running (65% of the trail) with many potential ankle breakers... Nice steep grade with beautiful views though. 4.5mi

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