Black Mountain

MODERATE 22 reviews

Black Mountain is a 4.1 mile out and back trail located near Tehachapi, California that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.1 miles
1814 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


trail running



private property

This trail is on private property.

3 months ago

great hike. make sure you wear proper shoes for the hike, it's quite steep in some areas. There's a point in the hike where it is fenced so if you decide to go over just be careful with the barb wire. we stopped our hike short once we saw a family of deer close by. they are wonderful animals but can still be dangerous if they feel threatened

3 months ago

First .5 mile is uphill and intense. Great workout. Short hike. There are areas were it can get steep and slippery and proper shoes will be needed. I went in February and it was a little cold and windy, take a light sweater. Great views.

7 months ago

Great workout if that’s what you’re looking for. Basically straight up for half a mile. Not very long so I wouldn’t travel for this hike, but if pure a local and looking for some great cardio.. I’d recommend this trail.

10 months ago

This trail is very steep and a very good workout for the 1/2 of a mile I was allowed to continue up because the remainder was blocked off by bobwire fencing. apparently private property. Not recommended to drive a lengthy distance to hike this trail. gonna go try tehachapi mountain park trail.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

The views are beautiful this time of year(early spring) and there was still a lot of snow we passed on the way to the summit. It is a very steep incline almost all of the trail and it's 2.5 miles to the top so if you are a amateur hiker I recommend a walking stick or hiking poles. There were scenic stops along the way to the summit where we took pictures. The campsite wasn't open when we went so we parked next to the first restrooms in a turnout and had to walk about half a mile to the trail. Great trail for dogs but maybe not for toddlers because of the steepness. There were also very few people on this trail. We saw about two other hikers and two other families.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Great stop to stretch our legs while driving through the area.

Friday, November 25, 2016

I loved this hike. it's fairly short but a real ass kicker. The trail is very steep the whole way up, but if your up for it, it is well worth it for the views. I did this on a chilly day, and it was quite windy along the ridge lines. There are very few trees, so the views incredible in every direction. make sure to sign the summit register if you summit. The last entry was from 5 months ago.

Monday, September 26, 2016

hard...hill the whole way..worth the pain..pack a lunch u will be there a long time..take walking stick coming back rocks unstable. .if ur not experienced like me huh wait..until u have a few major hikes under ur belt..

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Great, steep at first but the views and scenery make up for it.. Fairly gradual but get here early morning. Would do this one again for sure

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Nice hike but the trail is aready closed for a prived property wire spikes face! Thanks to the Pigs who left trash behind.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Nice trail, offering great views of the Tehachapi Valley that improve as you ascend.
Note, however, that No Trespassing signs have been posted about 1/3 of the way to the summit, and that to continue upward from this point you must climb over a barbed wire fence.

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