Black Mountain Trail

HARD 127 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.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1213 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
2 days ago

This hike is definitely a workout to get up. Cactus are close throughout the trail so be careful where you step. There were flys everywhere and the top had a hive of bees which made the viewing at the top brief. Not a bad hike overall.

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15 days ago

Gorgeous black rocks! This is a slippery, rocky trail so wear good hiking boots.

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2 months 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.

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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!

2 months ago

43 minutes up.

Glad I had my hiking pole for the way down.

2 months ago

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