Explore the most popular trail running trails in Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

It’s a very fun hike! I would totally recommend to invest into some good hiking boots/shoes because it does get slippery going on down. The best part of the hike was the view at the top.

15 days ago

Fun! Did this hike this early this morning (4:30 a.m.) to catch the sunrise at the peak. Like others have said, the last 1/2 mile is killer.

The Black Mountain Trail is the perfect combination of mild to somewhat extreme, and I recommend taking a previous commenters suggestion and do the hike in moderate temperatures. It's not difficult, but the last half-mile to mile section gets to be a bit of a rocky climb. The trail makes for great desert scape/ wildlife observation. It's a peaceful hike, but once at the top you get bombarded by flying bugs. There's a white flag at just passed mid-way, and an American flag at the top next to a rock fort with a sign in canister. It takes about 2 hrs to get up with a moderate pace and breaks and about an hour and a half down at the same pace. The views at the top are definitely worth the work, and you can see the entire valley including Boulder City and part of Lake Mead. I would do it again and recommend it to others.

Kids loved the scrambling ..

it gets pretty steep so hiking shoes are a must

awesome trail.. great views and signed the message book at the flag! Great day!

Fun trail. Our 8 year old hiked right along side us, taking breaks when necessary. Awesome views along the way. Pretty strenuous at times but well worth making it to the peak. Didn't know there was a flag and sign in book up there so that was a nice surprise.

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1 month ago

I love going on this trail...lightly populated and lots of trail off-shoots from the main path to give a variety of distances and difficulties...I like the views too.

Omg what a great trail but it definitely kicked my ass. the view from the top is worth it though.
March 25, 2018.

2 months ago

Not an easy trail. If you don’t do the loops, the trail is 7 miles. It is a nice trail. Definitely gets the heart pumping.

2 months ago

Pretty tough climb! The mountain progressively gets more challenging, but the view at the top is worth it. I wouldn’t do this on a day above 75° or any kind of rain. I’ve done some other “hard” trails on AllTrails, but this one was the toughest so far (mainly the ascent).

2 months ago

Awesome challenging trail. Definitely worth the view.

Great early morning hike

This is one of the worst trails I’ve ever been on it is extremely rocky! And it is a double black diamond trail not an easy trail it is labeled wrong on this app

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3 months ago

I really really enjoy running this trail. At the trailhead when you park, there is a bathroom and water. It’s not too hilly and you can run 8 miles out and back or take the many side trails. There are hikers and bikers and everyone was nice and respected sharing the trail. There was no trash!! Love these trails.

love the elevation gain.

if you want a harder 404 trail to the top of black mountain then go to the left of the original starting point wooden sign.

where you start the trail at the shack there are two Trails one to the left side of the mountain and one to the right side of the mountain.. The one to the left side by the water tanks or big beige gas tanks is a more strenuous difficult trail that not many can handle.

so if you want more of an adventure go to the left.

keep up with the trail with the wooden stakes poking out and rocks that prior hikers have placed on trail.



great hike, cool views at the top

Hiked this trail on New Year’s Eve. Spectacular 360 degree views from the top. Ammo box in rock circle at peak has book you can sign. Slippery rocks and steep last part of climb to top and down the same with switchbacks. Took us about 4 hours with a 5yr old who’s a pretty good scrambler.

Nice, easy and beautiful trail. It gets difficult the last ‘leg’ of the hike to reach the summit. Rocks can be slippery and you are very exposed. Be prepared and be careful.

Beautiful views and a nice fun escape from the city. Lots of side trails in the area as well.

Lots of fun.

5 months ago

Trail 404. A gradual but continual uphill. Relatively easy until the last half mile or so. Not the prettiest hike but it’s worth it for the views at the top!

Good hike with most of the elevation change towards the last quarter. It'll challenge you, but the views are totally worth it.

Unreal view great fall hike

7 months ago

Fun and worth the climb but definately not easy, kind of scary at some points too, still plan on doing it again, highly recomended!

7 months ago

Nice and smooth path no major challenges

7 months ago

strong incline great view at the top.

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