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Hike the Nighthawk Trail Black Mountain Loop

Oviedo Way

San Diego, California

Hike the Nighthawk Trail Black Mountain Loop

5.5 Miles Total - 1268 ft gain - Loop Trail

Originally added by The Outbound Collective

The Nighthawk Trail Black Mountain Loop is a 5.5 mile hike easily accessible from San Diego, offering 360 degree views for dog walkers, hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers.

The Nighthawk Trail / Black Mountain Loop is a great alternative to Torrey Pines that is slightly less crowded. If you choose to hike this trail at night, the city lights are relatively romantic. 

Bring lots of extra water and consider grabbing a trail map, the signage isn't the best along the trail. There is also very little shade. The trail is open year-round.

There is free parking and a bathroom here. 

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Fitness
Chillin
Mountain Biking
Running
Hiking
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
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