Black Mountain Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Jackson, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.3 miElevation gain1,085 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashkid friendlyCross-country skiingHikingNature tripsSkiingSnowshoeingWalkingBird watchingForestViewswild-flowersWildlife
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madison person
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We hiked the ski trail with micro spikes and poles. It was a partly cloudy day, but Washington was visible from the Cabin. The trail on the way up was rather packed. theres a icy rain mixture that then turns to snow crusted over 18+/- inches of powder. I saw a couple of skiiers coming down, but its slick on worn spots. The trail around the right side (east pasture ski trail) was not as packed and more likey to sink. Beautiful tree bark!

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Michael Kane
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Fawn L
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Fantastic, as always!!

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Jimmie OLeary
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A little bit of everything - mud, water, slippery leaves, rocks, grass, pine forest, snow, ice....but nothing that would slow you down or require special equipment. The view of Mt. Washington from the cabin is excellent but summit views are nothing special. Recent rain filled all the streams we crossed have that beautiful gurgling sound.

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Mike Obee
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Hiking

Fun hike overall. View at true summit is lacking due to tree growth. Some carefully pruned trees would make all the difference. Will check out sometime in winter as ski trail.

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Tammy Toth
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Nicely shaded trails. Disappointed with the views.

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Peggy Qvicklund
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Trail was uninteresting, just a steady uphill walk, lower end with many small rocks which caused loose footing. The loop from the summit on the East Pasture Trail was well worth it, deep hemlock forest and soft underfoot.

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Timothy Rockstad
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HikingBugsMuddy

I’m a 57-year old Midwesterner, in decent shape, so this was a good indicator of what I can and can’t do before moving on to better trails. This is strictly wooded trail and a few creeks with no views except a brief one at the cabin site. It’s somewhat steep in spots (I had to stop and breathe a few times), and a couple of lightly muddied spots with moderately buggy spots nearby. The cabin, as stated by others, needs a trim at the few stone stairs leading up to it. It was probably the worst part of the trail since it was hard to see where your foot was landing.

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Josh Brunet
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Hiking

great Trail! Somewhat steep on the way up and challenging on the way back down but it's a nice afternoon hike with a great perspective on Mount Washington

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Stacey Gagnon
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I never write a bad review because a hike is a hike BUT this one was pretty boring. Approaching the summit it is very overgrown. The cabin at the top looks sketchy (especially solo hiking) while approaching because you can’t quite see it over the overgrowth.

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Sam Romano
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HikingBugsMuddy

Uphill the whole time at a constant grade. Natural stair case. View from cabin worth it but agreed that they could cut down some trees to improve it. Did it while raining and the tree canopy kept us more or less dry, which was nice

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Steven Brook
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NICE WIDE TRAIL NOT MANY ROCKS. MANY BROOK CROSSINGS.AND IS UP ALL THE WAY. THE BEST VIEW IS AT THE CABIN. IT IS TIME FOR THE FOREST SERVICE TO TAKE SOME TREES DOWN TO IMPROVE VIEW OF MT. WASHINTON.

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Tom Fouts
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Fairly simple short uphill walk- seems kind of desperate to include it on the 52 WAV list.

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Jessica Reilly
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Hiking

Steep up hill hike. Mostly dirt. No rock climbing. Several streams causing big muddy spots. Buggy. Best views at the cabin most of the way up. Looking for a natural stair stepper: this is it!

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Stacey Mitchell
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Hiking

Wide trail with muddy spots. Easy climb to bring the kids on. Nice view from the cabin but not much at the summit. Saw lots of toads and mushrooms.

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Kerri Ceklarz
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Steady steep climb. Best view is from the cabin. No view at the summit.

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Chris Cole
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Fred Nemeth
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Piers Bowness
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Eth O
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Aadit Narula Gupta
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Craig Taylor
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Patrick McCusker
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Pauline Feng
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Fred Nemeth
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Heather Courtney
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Fred Nemeth
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Xin Yang
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