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Beautiful park and pleasant trail. The last 0.88 miles are very steep and trekking poles would be nice. Be careful and pay attention on the way back down so you don't go the wrong way.

Great stop to stretch our legs while driving through the area.

Fairly epic, fairly steep climb, Recommended 100%

Trail is my favorite. Eases you into the mountain, then you hit the challenging hardback. The views are great, the hike is real.

hiking
2 months ago

I loved this hike. it's fairly short but a real ass kicker. The trail is very steep the whole way up, but if your up for it, it is well worth it for the views. I did this on a chilly day, and it was quite windy along the ridge lines. There are very few trees, so the views incredible in every direction. make sure to sign the summit register if you summit. The last entry was from 5 months ago.

Challenging, but excellent hike. The weather was perfect, with a nice breeze. There is a consistent incline for most of the trail. The last .88 is definitely the most challenging. We completed the hike in about 1.5 hours (didn't spend much time at the top since we were in a bit of a time crunch).

hiking
3 months ago

Inclines are hard, my 9 year old dog took few breaks, but it is a beautiful trail.

Great place for a hike. Trails are well marked, kept and wide. The views and fresh forest smell are just perfect. I also liked that there was a few people hiking, not too many but not completely isolated either in case of emergency. I would do it again.

on Black Mountain

hiking
4 months ago

hard...hill the whole way..worth the pain..pack a lunch u will be there a long time..take walking stick coming back rocks unstable. .if ur not experienced like me huh wait..until u have a few major hikes under ur belt..

backpacking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Challenging hike! Great views compared to other hikes close to the Bakersfield area.

This trail is harder than moderate. It inclines most of the way up. The last quarter mile or so to the peak is a steep, difficult incline. The hike is still amazing although the view from the peak leaves much to be desired. I would definitely do this one again. Don't forget to sign the hikers journal to the right of the trail just before the county line ends!

beautiful

hiking
5 months ago

love the view and the hike!! best I've ever Hiked so far!