Black Mountain Trail

HARD 210 reviews

Black Mountain Trail is a 6.8 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
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,063 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

views

wildlife

rocky

no shade

16 days ago

Moderately difficult hike with some scrambling near the peak . great views of LV from the top.

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent hike and the last half mile to the top is difficult and steep.
FYI.... the exact distance from the parking lot to the top is 4.55 miles one way.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail with a cool 360 view at the end. The grade is really pleasant for most of the hike and the steep grade towards the end is rocky, giving it a technical element (thus making it less grueling).
Definitely a great hike other than it being a pretty busy trail (saw about 8 other groups on a Sunday). In the summer you should definitely leave early to skip the midday/afternoon heat.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun! Did this hike this early this morning (4:30 a.m.) to catch the sunrise at the peak. Like others have said, the last 1/2 mile is killer.

hiking
3 months ago

The Black Mountain Trail is the perfect combination of mild to somewhat extreme, and I recommend taking a previous commenters suggestion and do the hike in moderate temperatures. It's not difficult, but the last half-mile to mile section gets to be a bit of a rocky climb. The trail makes for great desert scape/ wildlife observation. It's a peaceful hike, but once at the top you get bombarded by flying bugs. There's a white flag at just passed mid-way, and an American flag at the top next to a rock fort with a sign in canister. It takes about 2 hrs to get up with a moderate pace and breaks and about an hour and a half down at the same pace. The views at the top are definitely worth the work, and you can see the entire valley including Boulder City and part of Lake Mead. I would do it again and recommend it to others.

3 months ago

it gets pretty steep so hiking shoes are a must

hiking
4 months ago

Omg what a great trail but it definitely kicked my ass. the view from the top is worth it though.
March 25, 2018.

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty tough climb! The mountain progressively gets more challenging, but the view at the top is worth it. I wouldn’t do this on a day above 75° or any kind of rain. I’ve done some other “hard” trails on AllTrails, but this one was the toughest so far (mainly the ascent).

backpacking
5 months ago

Awesome challenging trail. Definitely worth the view.

6 months ago

love the elevation gain.

if you want a harder 404 trail to the top of black mountain then go to the left of the original starting point wooden sign.

where you start the trail at the shack there are two Trails one to the left side of the mountain and one to the right side of the mountain.. The one to the left side by the water tanks or big beige gas tanks is a more strenuous difficult trail that not many can handle.

so if you want more of an adventure go to the left.

keep up with the trail with the wooden stakes poking out and rocks that prior hikers have placed on trail.

enjoy!

-Jeremiah

6 months ago

great hike, cool views at the top

hiking
7 months ago

Hiked this trail on New Year’s Eve. Spectacular 360 degree views from the top. Ammo box in rock circle at peak has book you can sign. Slippery rocks and steep last part of climb to top and down the same with switchbacks. Took us about 4 hours with a 5yr old who’s a pretty good scrambler.

7 months ago

Nice, easy and beautiful trail. It gets difficult the last ‘leg’ of the hike to reach the summit. Rocks can be slippery and you are very exposed. Be prepared and be careful.

hiking
8 months ago

Trail 404. A gradual but continual uphill. Relatively easy until the last half mile or so. Not the prettiest hike but it’s worth it for the views at the top!

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

Good hike with most of the elevation change towards the last quarter. It'll challenge you, but the views are totally worth it.

9 months ago

Unreal view great fall hike

hiking
10 months ago

Fun and worth the climb but definately not easy, kind of scary at some points too, still plan on doing it again, highly recomended!

hiking
10 months ago

Nice and smooth path no major challenges

hiking
10 months ago

strong incline great view at the top.

10 months ago

10 months ago

Hard, but well worth it!!

hiking
11 months ago

Great day hike with the best view of the Las Vegas valley!

11 months ago

We hiked this in March and I like to wait 6 moths to review to let it set in ;)
Fun hike and certainly challenging....uphill all the way with few flat areas for rest.
The best views in the valley from the peak and well worth the challenging work out. You will need to use your hands quite a bit and I suggest wearing gloves in warmer weather as the rocks get really hot.

Friday, July 28, 2017

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
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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.

hiking
Thursday, June 08, 2017

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

Friday, May 19, 2017

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
Monday, May 08, 2017

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
Saturday, May 06, 2017

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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