Black Mountain Trail

HARD 112 reviews

Black Mountain Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cave Creek, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.3 miles 1213 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

7 days ago

Not that well marked. Moderate to hard. You know you're at the top when you find the American flag. Great views from top make it worth it.

10 days ago

43 mins with a 45lbs pack on. I think it is harder then piestewa peak is easier the this one.

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike in the Cave Creek area. Short but sweet with elevation gain comparable to Piestawa, but much less crowded. Would definitely do this one again!

14 days ago

43 minutes up.

Glad I had my hiking pole for the way down.

16 days ago

Hard is accurate due to the climbing. However it is a short hike up and down!

17 days ago

Steep, "short" hike with an amazing view!

Challenging but the view is worth it!

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hiking
1 month ago

We had a great time on the hike. Awesome sunrises and sunsets.

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1 month ago

Absolutely one of my favorite trails! This is not for the hiker looking for an easy day of hiking, nor is it for the tourist in flip flops. The rocks are SHARP, the trail is narrow, and at times, hard to follow. It is a steep, albeit, short hike. The views are beautiful at the top!!

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of scree and is a moderate hike..... enjoyed it on a cool December afternoon.... hiking poles added to my enjoyment

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome view. Fairly demanding

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

great cardio workout

1 month ago