“This trail connects Black Mountain Open Space with Black Mountain Ranch Park.”
— Matthew Kidd
This trail connects Black Mountain Ranch Park to Black Mountain Open Space Park, passing under Carmel Valley Rd. It offers expansive views, but alas, they are primarily of housing developments that encroach closer with every passing year.
This is a 3-star run during the narrow window of March and April, particularly after a winter of good rain. Then it rapidly degrades to a 1-star run as the entire area turns brown and eventually gray.