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Great hike. Definitely on the difficult side of moderate. Lots of climbing. A great local hike. Good training hike for a bigger hike.

Good hike, took about an hour but I was moving fast. Very open, wear sunscreen and a hat, great views on the last half of the climb.

Awesome trail! Beware of snakes in the spring

This was our first family hike and we absolutely loved it!! We live a few minutes away and now this will be one of our favorite hikes for sure. Edward (5) did increíble. Ashton (3) not too much but daddy was able to carry him they both very happy.

Beautiful hike! Good elevation and lovely views. We were hiking, but saw a mountain biker, a trail runner and a dog walker on our trip. Went with our 3 kids, ages 10, 8 and 3 - it was challenging enough to be fun, but doable enough that no one was whining.

trail running
1 month ago

This is a great trail to run. Decent dirt truck road that can become challenging when running at some points. Great workout if you're looking for a 1-2 hour run. Certainly not a hiking spot. This is basically just good for running. And maybe biking, but I don't have a mountain bike. Beautiful views at the top!

I’m not sure why this trail is rated easy. I think it’s more moderate because its almost all uphill for the first half of the loop. Very little shade but a great hike/view. Trails are wide but rocky.

trail running
2 months ago

good workout, able to jog throughout, tons of rocks most of the way if you are jogging it watch your ankles! Great incline and View at the top! no shade, bring water.

This is a nice little/quick hike. It took my Son and I ~1.5 hours to complete.

Short hike, not much elevation gain. Making it a good start for people who are well out of shape. Also just a nice stroll through some nature. Probably go back for some trail running

Beautiful views...moderately steep and rocky on the way up but nice downhill .

Extremely rocky, so wear proper footwear. Steep inclines on the way up, great booty and leg workout! About 1:30 round trip.

Great alternative to Cowels Mountain! A little less steep, quiet, less people, and wider trails.

Great views. Easy to moderate hike with many loose rocks. We explored a few off shoot trails that were poorly marked to the east.

It is not an "Easy" category. I'd equate this to Iron Mountain or Mt. Woodson hikes. quite a bit of good inclines.

trail running
5 months ago

What can I say? It’s a fairly steep boring maintenance road up to the towers. Their are much nicer trails up to this route. It is a fantastic view from the top.

Several sections/routes were closed on trail

Loved this hike!! It was the best!

Temp closed

Very, VERY overgrown in some parts. Went on a few side trails that were just ok. I would really recommend hiking shoes as there are a copious amount of fairly jagged rocks.

As a guy who is trying to get back in shape and get outside, I found this challenging enough and beautiful. Took around two hours total which was just right.

Great hike and just long enough for an evening outing

mountain biking
9 months ago

As a novice mountain bike, this trail was not my favorite.

PRO'S
- Beautiful view
- Really cool marbles on the trail for some reason.

CONS
- Straight elevation climb all the way to the top, then straight downhill all the way... hard work recommended for experienced riders.
- I may not have taken the right or most efficient route but on the trail I chose there were very large, very loose rocks on a steep incline...All those factored together led to me doing s lot more walking than riding.

Overall this is a nice trail....for foot hikers. As a mountain biker I can think of several other trails that are more fun and accessible. If you do want to ride this one, I recommend taking the fire road up and down as it has a more gentle grade and is actually super fun to ride down.

This hike was pretty straightforward, we started at the park and just follow the main trail as it wound a few switchbacks to the towers at the top of Black Mountain. It was not difficult to follow and we had plenty of room. There were a few mountain bikers and trail runners on the trail as well so you would need to keep your head up for them. The trail itself at a moderate amount of rocks so you did need to watch your footing but nothing too terrible. I would say the trail is kid friendly if your kid is at least eight or nine years old.

Fun hike with great views in all directions.

First time hiking this trail to test the Garmin Etrex 20x. We bought the GPS in preparation for Zion and it's definitely worth the money. Nice quiet hike with city view. We started around 6pm and finished at 8:30pm. The city lights is actually kinda romantic. Reminds me of mt. soledad. The entrance to the trail is at Hilltop Park.

My main qualm with this hike / route is that, when you reach the top, there are no resting spots. Views are ok (throughout the walk). Would say easy-moderate.

hiking
10 months ago

I did this as part of a 25K trail race, looping up and down and around all the mountain paths. The course was set up to be all about elevation so that made it really hard. Also the down hills were brutal but again that's how the course was set up. The interior trails with few exceptions were "technical" meaning rocky, really rocky, from all the storms.

Easy hike. Ok views from the top. Too many mountain bikers.

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