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Black Rock Canyon Trail

Intermediate
 3.0 (3)

A wide and sandy trail with a steady climb toward Warren Peak.


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2.5

Miles

4.0

KM

93%

Runnable

4,712' 1,436 m

High

3,970' 1,210 m

Low

742' 226 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Wildflowers

Runner Notes

Deep sand in some places will definitely slow your pace.

Description

The Black Rock Canyon Trail can be accessed from the Black Rock Canyon Trail parking area off of Canyon Rd.

From the start, runners will face a steady, but not terribly steep climb that is unrelenting for the length of the trail. The lower portion of the trail is wide and sandy as you are running in a wide wash. The trail is marked here with clear signs.

At 0.6 miles, you'll come to a junction with the Short Loop Trail on the left. Continue straight. Shortly after this, the trail will cross the Burnt Hill Trail. Continue straight here as well, keeping to the wide wash. At about 1.3 miles, keep an eye open for Black Rock Spring; usually the spring is more of a collection of puddles or damp sand.

After this, the trail narrows toward the end as it climbs through some rock formations. Look for the wooden post with initials for either the Warren Peak Trail (WP) or the Panorama Loop Trail (PT). While the posts aren't quite as clear as the signs on the lower part of the trail, they are still sufficient to help you find your way.

Flora & Fauna

Pinyon, juniper and oak mixed with a few sparse Joshua Trees. Wildflowers, blooming nolina, and beavertail cactus in the late spring.

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Photos

Look for this sign marking the trail heading up the wash. Most of the trail is sand (as seen here).
Mar 5, 2017 near Yucca V…, CA
Savor the nice views from the lower portion of the trail.
Mar 5, 2017 near Yucca V…, CA
This sign marks the first junction with Panorama Loop. Stick to the right to continue on Warren Peak Trail.
Mar 5, 2017 near Yucca V…, CA
It's a neat area heading up the trail to Warren Peak, complete with lots of vegetation and rock formations.
Mar 5, 2017 near Yucca V…, CA
At the second split with Panorama Loop, follow the WP arrow to the right to continue on to Warren Peak.
Mar 5, 2017 near Yucca V…, CA
Along the trail to Warren Peak
Apr 22, 2018 near Yucca V…, CA

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