Photos of Black Mountain

DISTANCE
14.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5,666 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

fishing

hiking

rock climbing

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

hiking
3 months ago

Fantastic hike. We did an overnight at Pine Creek Lake (windy and very cold at night in mid-Sept) and went up Black Mountain the first day. We went in on a Thursday and were the only ones camped at the lake. ~3.5 hours to the lake with packs, set up camp, and made our way to the summit by late afternoon. Lots of snow due to being late in the season. I would recommend having some climbing experience: parts of the ridgeline are very exposed and there is a short stretch of exposed technical climbing. The views are worth it though. For those interested, the fishing is good at Pine Creek and Jewel lakes.