Black Mountain Trail

EASY 30 reviews

Black Mountain Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Aurora, Maine that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
905 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

beach

forest

views

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1 month ago

Loved this one! It has all you would expect from an excellent hike. Nice trail head, decent climb, great summit area having a 360° plateau view, decent descent and a beautiful beach + swimming on the way back. Only a little more difficulties would be great. I still would rate it moderate compared to other trail in this community. We saw just one person on the hike, a little more on the beach (in peak season).
Make sure you proceed to the west summit, the east summit has no views at all. The recorded trail is wrong here, its too short.

2 months ago

Quiet easy trail. Lots of options to extend to other peaks.

hiking
2 months ago

Well marked trail with fantastic views. Trailhead for the east peak is not at the Donnell pond parking area. Instead of heading left toward Schoodic Mountain on the access road, go straight for 2.1 miles. a small parking area will be on the right. Trail begins a bit further up the road on the left. The Big Chief trail connects to the other peak and Donnell Pond as well as another trail to Caribou Mountain.

3 months ago

love This trail!!!

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10 months ago

Nice hike should be rated moderate especially if you think Schoodic Mountain is hard (NOT). Great view east and south

hiking
11 months ago

Far exceeded my expectations. Beautiful views of Frenchmans bay lakes forests and mountains. A 360 view from the top. A great family hike with no difficult areas. The trail markers could be better so extra attention is needed

hiking
Friday, August 18, 2017

We loved this hike and will do it again!! And our Chocolate Lab, Houdini, was able to make the climb with no probem. I would really urge everyone to go to the East Peak for the best views all around! I'm not sure if it's still Franklin or Sullivan but in that area. It can be hard to find if your not familar with the area. Basically Off route 1 in Sullivan to 183 , Tunk Lake Rd about 4miles down on the left, it's part of the Donnell Land Preserve and there is a sign but the trees hide it till you are almost past. It's a dirt road that is well maintained. It forks you can go left to Schoodic Mtn which is also a great hike or go right to Black Mtn. There's a small parking spot for 2-3cars. We loved this hike and will do it again. Beautiful 360degree view. You have to go all they way to the East Peak. If feels like your going down the other side but you actually go to the other peak and it's so worth the trek. I bet fall will be beautiful!!

hiking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Great hike. Beautiful at sunset!!

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Very easy quick hike. Offers some decent views. Is great for a quick trip.

hiking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Overall a moderate hike. Many easy walks through the woods with two steep sections. Not many views, but also not crowded

hiking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Fairly easy hike, my 2 labs were able to complete the hike as well. This was a much shorter hike than I am used to, I'm sure could be made longer by going to the cliffs and the summit. Great view of the area...lakes, mountains, windmills.

hiking
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The view was amazing, pretty good trail

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The trail head can be difficult to find if you aren't familiar with the area. Nice hike with beautiful views. We took the trail down to the beach before looping back up to the parking lot, a nice way to end the hike. Lots of leaves on this trail so good footwear and careful footing is essential to avoid slides.

hiking
Monday, March 07, 2016

A lovely challenge.

hiking
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

the ledges killed me! good to do a loop hike with Schoodic Mtn.

hiking
Thursday, July 02, 2015

The hardest part was finding the trail. The map at the bottom of the trail is not labeled very well so be cautious when you are hiking. The hike up is a good workout, if you are older or have little kids it could be a little difficult. It's a very pretty hike and once you get to the top you will not be let down, amazing view.

hiking
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Absolutely loved this trail. Amazing views. Glad we had help with directions from a local. It was way down a dirt road off from a back road.

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Nice view of downeast Maine with Arcadia National Park as a bonus. Not a tough hike. Few spots will get the ehart beating but not a killer.

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