Length: 4.1 miles round trip
Trailhead Elevation: -- ft.
End Elevation: -- ft.
Elevation gain: 700 ft
Difficulty Assessment: Moderate
Trail Type: Out and Back
This week we hiked Black Mountain. The trail entrance is not too far if you live near UCSD and is about half a hour drive north east. Like Cowles Mountain, this is more of a casual trail, located near a neighborhood, and is also quite short. The hike can be easily completed within 30 minutes. Although I would have enjoyed a longer hike, all in all I had a good time.
The address to the trail head is:
12115 Black Mountain Rd # A
San Diego, CA 92129-3600
For more information on the hike click on the following:
1) Official site
2) Modern Hiker
On a side note; I think getting up early for a hike is as much part of the experience as the hike itself. It adds to the sense of accomplishment at the end of the hike.