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    Anthony Scott completed Mt Takao Loop

    3 months ago

    Anthony Scott completed Black Mountain Trail

    3 months ago

    Anthony Scott completed Hamilton Falls Trail

    3 months ago

    Anthony Scott completed Ball Mountain Dam

    3 months ago

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    Anthony Scott completed Bald Mountain

    3 months ago

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    almost 2 years ago

    Anthony Scott reviewed Black Mountain Trail

    about 2 years ago

    There are two ways to access Black Mountain and it seems like some people are reviewing the shorter trail, while some people reviewing the trail listed here. Black Mountain is a horseshoe shape, with a peak at each end. The trail that is listed here (starting at Rice Farm Rd) is progressive for the first half, but pretty steep until it levels off on top. They are beautiful boulders everywhere and the trail is maintained very well. You can see Mountain Laurel and all different colors of granite on the way to the top. Black Mountain is a very unique environment to southern Vermont. In the summer there are blueberries and newts, and all sorts of fun things to see.The peak for the trail that is it listed on this site is rocky and surrounded by trees, but there are some very nice views of Mount Monadnock and of the other side of Black Mountain.

    At the top if you look around you'll find a trail that goes to the other side of the mountain and there is smaller peak along the way. This is a very nice trail. It will eventually connect with the other trail which is wider and more groomed, and is more traveled. You can access this from Black Mountain Road. This trail is shorter and can be done in about 30 minutes from the trailhead to the peak.The views here are very nice as you can see Mount Monadnock and all along the West River. There are also a lot of ways to bound down the giant rocks and boulders and do some fun exploring here.

    Where the Black Mountain Road trail takes a sharp turn toward the peak, there is another trail off to the right (facing uphill). This is also where you would connect if you came from the other side. If you take this trail and keep left it will go down a steep incline and will travel basically down through the inside of the horseshoe shape. There are fern forests, streams and waterfalls, old quarries with giant granite boulders balancing on one another, and ponds along this trail. It's very beautiful. Eventually this trail will meet up with the trail that is marked on this map (Rice Farm Rd), at the sign-in booth.

    If you do this entire loop, it will take a few hours but it is very fun and worth the trip. It is a good hike for people of all skill levels, and the trail leading off Black Mountain Road can be a very fun one for kids and families.

    Anthony Scott reviewed Black Mountain Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Anthony Scott completed Black Mountain Trail

    about 2 years ago