Black Mountain Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Henderson, NV that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
My favorite vantage point of the Las Vegas valley. Views of all the mountain ranges, Lake Mead/Colorado River area, California, Arizona. Bring plenty of water and plan on 4-5 hours, unless trail running. Wildlife and flowers are at their peak in spring (April-May). Easy hike except for the last climb, which can take 30-45 mins depending on stops. Great hike for families as long as kids can go the distance (our youngest did this hike at age 3 but needed help at the end). Get out early, pack a lunch and enjoy the highest peak on the south side of the valley.
The hike up was long and exhausting.. But the view the entire way up was beautiful!! Definitely worth it!!
I followed the loop suggested by BLM, the ones who put the trail marker, and I did reach the top however, the trail afterwards was not well-defined and it was easy to go off-trail. I did the hike this morning with 95+degree weather and I would highly recommend to bring a lot of water and a buddy when doing this because right around 9:30 the Temperature skyrocketed and looking for those trail markers was a b****. I would recommend the trails done by people usually instead of the loops (bring a buddy for it). Overall, amazing wildlife and faunas. Challenging towards the end but the view is so worth it!
Very easy until the end. It does make you work to get to the top. The view looking east from the summit is amazing.
Very difficult towards the top and it takes a lot out of you! Beautiful view start early it gets hot on the way back!
Great hike. Very challenging towards the end. Would rate this as a moderate hike instead of easy.
Can we set up a campfire??
The trail was great! Gets a little rough when you get close to the top. Almost has to scramble up on all 4s. But the view is fantastic!
Great hike. Beautiful cactus blooming. Gets harder closer to the top. Amazing views of LV and Henderson.
It's a great hike! The first part is pretty simple just a slow and steady climb. The last 1/2 mile is probably intermediate, not beginner. Lots of slippery gravel and boulders right before you get to the peak.
Fantastic hike!! The trail progressively gets harder as you get closer to the top of Black Mountain.
Very nice a lot like being on a different planet!
This hike was amazing! It's a strenuous hike that requires a good hiking shoes esp the one that has a good grip. The last mile is difficult as you would have to scramble your way up to the summit, it is very steep. Be careful with loose/sharp rocks when scrambling, it would also help if you wear a glove. Other than that, just watch out for snakes, enjoy the view on the top, log in on the logbook/notebook inside the ammo box. But it is almost filled so bring a new one if you could and a pen. The American flag is still there, take a lot of pictures and enjoy the breathtaking views of the whole Las Vegas valley.
This hike was good. Best to go early morning , trail can get a bit crowded later in the afternoon, especially on the weekends. The first 2/3 of the trail is great, last 1/3 of it pretty steep. Wear really good hiking shoes. Probably will do this hike a couple times a month.
Really fun hike! Hot in summer though.
The start af the trail was a little hard to find. Many places to park on side streets. Regardless, look for wash basin by high voltage lines. Start of trail is at 2 o'clock when looking at wash basin.
First 2/3 of hike wash a reasonable climb. Last 1/3 was hard and was daunting when looking up. But we did it.
If you know how to erect a flag pole, bring a flag with you. The one that used to be here is gone with only the pipes remaining on the ground. Also a log book that can fit inside an ammo can too, the ones up there are full.
Tips: Ware good hiking books. Bring plenty of water. Temps for our January hike was 45 to start and maybe 38 at top.