Hike the Nighthawk Trail Black Mountain Loop

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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. 

Photos: David BaronRobin and David and AuEars

Distance

5.5 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

1268 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Fitness, Chillin, Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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