Black Mountain Trail

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Black Mountain Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Henderson, Nevada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2080 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

views

wildlife

rocky

no shade

hiking
4 hours ago

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23 days ago

Was pretty easy at first and then it got hard in about 5 minutes flat, mostly due to the loose rock towards the top of the mountain. Definitely would not go without at least one other person. Ran into a diamondback about halfway back down the trail I was about 2 inches from stepping on him, almost was bitten. Lots of harmless lizards but beware of snakes. Flowers are beautiful, and the summit was breathtaking. Was a fun experience, but probably wouldn't go a second time (I'm deathly afraid of snakes).

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great hike! We were prepping for a spartan race there's is flats for running and steeps for hiking. Varying levels of difficulty all in one place. When you reach the top where the flag post is, has a great view of the city.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked up to the top in the dark so I could watch the sunrise from the peak. Totally worth it, what an incredible view.

hiking
2 months ago

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3 months ago

Great trail, most of it is very good, the last mile gets thought, absolutely no shade but overall a good trail, I give it a 4.5 and will do it again soon.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This hike was excellent, with the occasional hard vertical areas that where challenging to negotiate.The view from the top is beautiful and well worth the time spent getting there. The Flag at the top has a Ammi can with paper and pen to write. Please bring trail food and water bottle to leave behind in case others are in need. Love and Peace, DaniYal Yahu.

trail running
3 months ago

Very enjoyable!! Saw a tortoise on the way back near the intersection with trail 402. I don't recall seeing any mileage markers after 1.25.

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hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

It was harder than we thought, especially the last leg of the hike. Gets really steep and rocky at the end, but well worth it. Great view of Vegas, Henderson and stateline looking south.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

I don't know about moderate... It gets rocky and steep at the end, so watch your step! Lots of switchbacks at the top. There's a canister at the top, don't forget to sign the notebook inside it :)