Black Mountain Trail

EASY 18 reviews

Black Mountain Trail is a 3.7 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.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
971 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

beach

forest

views

hiking
1 month ago

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
1 month ago

Great hike. Beautiful at sunset!!

1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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

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2 months ago

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
3 months ago

The view was amazing, pretty good trail

hiking
8 months ago

Thursday, July 21, 2016

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.

hiking
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.