Pamo Valley and Black Canyon

Ramona, California

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This 20-mile ride through Pamo Valley and Black Canyon north of Ramona affords some magnificent views. About half of the ride runs along unpaved roads.

There are several side trips of varying length.

You can also drive this entire route, including the side trips. Pamo Road and Black Canyon Road are well maintained and can be driven in just about any vehicle. A four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended for unpaved portions of other roads. The road up Black Mountain is difficult to drive even in a four-wheel drive vehicle, but it can be done.

The description and map were first compiled in 1997. On May 25, 2015, I did the ride again and found that there were very few changes, which are noted in this version.

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Last revised May 25, 2015