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    Ian McCarthy added Cathedral Rock

    about 1 year ago

    Ian McCarthy completed Cathedral Rock Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Ian McCarthy added Track - Apr 20 07:20 PM

    about 1 year ago

    Ian McCarthy added Elephant Rock Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Ian McCarthy completed Elephant Rock Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Ian McCarthy added Lone Mountain Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Ian McCarthy completed Lone Mountain Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Ian McCarthy completed Gower Gulch Loop Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Ian McCarthy added Calico Tanks Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Ian McCarthy updated Calico Hills Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Ian McCarthy added Gower Gulch Loop Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy completed Golden Canyon Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy added Anniversary Peak

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy added Black Velvet

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy added Night run

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy added Ash Creek Loop

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy added Windy Peak

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy added Indecision Peak

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy added Track - Jan 24 07:07 AM

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy completed Turtlehead Jr.

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy completed White Rock Hills Park

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy checked in to Lake Mead: Anniversary Narrows

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy added White Rock Springs Peak

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy saved Bridge Mountain Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy added Calico Tanks Peak

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy checked in to Calico Tanks Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy completed Kraft Mountain Peak Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy completed Coffman Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy completed Victor Loop

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy added Kraft Mountain Peak

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy checked in to Raintree via North Loop

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy completed Raintree Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy added Raintree via North Loop

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy added Red Springs Peak

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy saved Cathedral Rock Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy reviewed Paseo Del Mar Bluffs: Palos Verdes Estates Shoreline Preserve

    over 4 years ago

    Hiking trail to PV Cove surf spot.

    Ian McCarthy reviewed Black Mountain

    over 4 years ago

    It was a little tough to find the trailhead if you follow the "Driving Directions" which basically dump you at the end of a residential cul-de-sac. Don't worry, you're in the right place. There is however a small parking lot and park on Cliff Shadows Drive that you can access the trail from as well but it's slightly further away. According to my Suunto GPS I tracked 7.56 miles from where I parked to the top and back. From the cul-de-sac you'll see a walking trail between two houses. Follow that until you get past the house's privacy wall. As soon as you do bear left and follow the power lines a few hundred yards until you come to a concrete flood basin. Some of the reviews and tracks mention the trail being a much easier service road that goes to the antenna/cell towers take note that THE SERVICE ROAD IS NOT THE BLACK MOUNTAIN TRAIL. The actual trail goes all the way to the top and is a well maintained single track. Head down the hill to the back of the basin (opposite the neighborhood). Halfway across you'll find a sign that says "Black Mountain Trail". Take a right and head up. It's well marked from there. Others also mentioned that the last quarter mile from the top is a real bitch. THIS IS NO JOKE! It is exhausting! Don't be discouraged though, the sense of accomplishment and views at the top are well worth it! I'll definitely be making this one of my regular hikes!

    Ian McCarthy checked in to Black Mountain

    over 4 years ago

    Ian McCarthy completed Black Mountain Trail

    over 4 years ago