Hike Miner's Ridge Loop Trail to Black Mountain Peak

Added by Robb Keele

Distance: 4.5 mile out-and-back. Elevation gain: 550 ft. Amazing views of San Diego's foothills. Fun mountain biking, trail running and hiking. Great hike for kids. Dog friendly trail.

The Miner's Ridge Loop Trail is relatively mild 4.5 mile out-and-back loop that takes you to the 1554 foot summit of Black Mountain Peak.

Even from the parking lot, the views to the east are stunning. Get there early in the morning on a clear day, or arrive just before sunset to get the full experience.

The easy-to-follow trail wanders it's way across the hillside, diving through thick forests of sage and manzanita trees. Once you reach the top, it's a short walk along a fire road until you reach the summit, where you will have clear views of Mt. Woodson and Iron Mountain to the east, and North and South Fortuna Peaks to the West.

Don't mind the cell towers at the top. Let yourself enjoy the view and the towers will fade into the background.

This is a great hike that's fun for the whole family.

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Dog Friendly
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Miners Ridge Loop Trail

Signs were posted for temporary closure for habitat restoration

Great little loop hike. For longer hikes you can take spur trails up to the top of the Mtn where the towers are. Others will take you to a network of trails across the area. Views from the top are great of Northern SD area. Watch out for Mtn bikers on the loop trail but otherwise it's a great little escape loop hike.

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