Black Mountain Trail

HARD 159 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

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4 days ago

Really hard trail! You’re definitely get your heart rate up. Very good cardio. View at the top is worth the hike! Truly amazing view!

4 days ago

Awesome hike!!

hiking
7 days ago

awesome cardio

hiking
14 days ago

Challenging but well worth the view at the top. The rocks are are ragged and pointy, so need be extra careful.

hiking
19 days ago

Definitely one of my favorite hikes in Cave Creek. The views are amazing. It is a bit difficult on the way up and you need to watch your step coming down but its definitely worth it.

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23 days ago

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27 days ago

WOW! It was a difficult climb and coming down not much easier. But the payoff was great at the top. Met a few locals who come here 5-6 times a week, very helpful in their directions to follow the white dots on the trail. Will come and do it again for sure.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

This trail was both challenging and amazing at the same time. There IS a parking lot designated for hikers going up the mountain trail. Once your turn off Cave Creek Road, the parking lot will be ~100 yards down the street on the West side. You then have to walk a short ways up the street toward the mountain under to come to the “Begin” sign of the trail. The trail was pretty clearly laid out although there were a few areas that were a bit confusing (we figured out which way to go fairly quick). The views from the top were amazing, worth every step!

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2 months ago

Short but sweet. Good workout on the way up. The American flag at the top was a great touch! Amazing 360 views of Scottsdale.

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2 months ago

I had hiked this twice, and it threw no less a challenge both the times. This is one my favorite hiking spots in North Phoenix.

3 months ago