Blackhawk Trail #084


The Blackhawk trail traverses a variety of landscapes, ranging from open meadows to shaded woodlands. The trail offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains while maintaining a moderately steady elevation, making for an enjoyable trip. The trail is very popular with equestrians, especially as horses are allowed at Blackhawk Campground. Sections of the trail are also popular with mountain bikers. The Blackhawk trail forms the backbone of a network of trails along the Mount Nebo National Scenic Byway. Most use occurs at the northern end of the trail; at times the southern end can be difficult to follow.

Connecting Trails:  Loafer Mountain #098, Blackhawk Campground Loop Trail #102, Beaver Dam #103, Holman Canyon #105, Bear Trap Ridge #107, Black Canyon #106, Sawmill #130.

At a Glance

Best Season: Spring-Fall
Restroom: Flush
Information Center: For more information contact the Spanish Fork Ranger District at 801-798-3571.

General Information

Directions: The Blackhawk trail is primarily accessed from other trails, but there is one point where the trail crosses the Blackhawk Campground road just after it branches off the Mount Nebo National Scenic Byway (Nebo Loop road #015) at GPS point N. 39.90911 W. 111.639305. There are also two points where the trail is right next to the Nebo Loop: across from the Payson Lakes Guard Station (13.4 miles from Payson), and at the intersection with the Frank Young Canyon trail at the Rock Springs trailhead (N. 39.896916 W. 111.655305).



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  Area/Length : 
16 miles

  Elevation : 
8,000 ft. - 8,600 ft.