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Great hike all the way up, nice and challenging at the end. best part is the 360 view at the peak, incredible! cool fort and flag up there too :) happy hiking!

hiking
5 days ago

My 4 & 6 year did this trail. This was our first time using the app. We had great fun.

hiking
18 days ago

My 3 yo and I started at Shaded Canyon TH to skip the suburban portion and completed the majority of it before we turned around back to our car. It was a great winding dirt/rocky trail with varying elevation gains & different views. Great for trail running. The power lines overhead (the trails namesake) were a little unnerving as you can hear the constant buzzing of high voltage electricity overhead. Not a problem if you use earbuds. We will definitely be back.

Really great workout and I thought easy to follow. There were mile markers and markers with direction arrows for the trail. We went to mile marker 4 and then turned around. Plan to work up to 5 and eventually make it to the Anthem trail and back.

hiking
1 month ago

I’ve been on some easy hikes and this one, I would say, leans on the moderate side! It’s up hill for the first 1/2 with uneven terrain. Then if you go down the backside and finish the loop, you are in the natural wash and it’s pretty rocky!
Loved the hike. It got your heartbeat up and blood circulating! (For us middle aged folk!)

Nice simple trail. A lot of trail markers seem to be vandalized (missing) finally found the trail that led to the top without having to scale the steep path up the side of the bluff. We came down the steep trail. A good morning 4mi walk when we were finished. The are two other starting places with park that Alltrails does not show you.

Nice , smooth and paved with good foliage scenery and lofty views into the wash chasm along the entire length .

beautiful hike and great workout

hiking
1 month ago

This was a very easy walk on a well marked trail. I would recommend this hike for beginners or possibly the elderly. If I was camping at the camp site I would walk this trail. Otherwise there are better destination trails in the area.

Great little hike to see a great view of the city. Very easy for all ages.

Consider this “Black Mountain” light. Very easy hike until the ¼ mile towards the peak when the trail gets steeper and more technical; you might have to use your hands to scramble.

This time of the year is very cool; I took 1.5 liters of water. Parts of the trail get a little faint so night hiking might be a challenge. Bring a jacket as the winds and temperature can require at least a wind breaker.

When you get to the top, there is a register in an ammo can and a flag.

There are more trees and scrub than Black Mountain but 403 trail lacks the profusion of cacti Back mountain has; I could not identify any barrel cactus.

Really nice trail very peaceful and many paths to roam. I think this is easy not moderate. If you do the full trail and back along with some side paths you will have a great workout at the end. Easy to find parking area with bathroom and picnic table.

hiking
2 months ago

THE FLAG IS BACK!

Thanks to whom ever did that!

For a more detailed review, see my review 29 days ago.
This is the third time I have been up this trail in 29 days and it is worth the strenuous (last part of the trail) hike.

On one of my hikes to Black Mountain, I used my Asolo boots to see how they would work on this trail and the stiffness began to give me friction issues so I had to slow down. While I had planned enough time for the hike, the friction issues took my hike into the night.

I had always taken a head lamp with me along with the 10 essentials (maps, compass [even though I use GPS], sun protection, extra food and water, protective clothing, matches, fire starting materials, a knife and first aid kit). I often questioned the need for some of the ten but that day my dedication to the ten paid off, for real.

Not only did I need my head lamp, it got cold and windy so I used my rain jacket as a wind breaker (rain is not always an issue in the dessert but the rain layer is intended to serve multiple uses).

I was never afraid during this unexpected night hike, but I began to get disorientated and thought I might need to stop and camp; I had an emergency bivy for extra warmth if I needed it.

I began to wonder why it was so hard to see the trail (it was only after doing some post hike research I found out that warm light would have been better for my situation for better color contrast. Part of this trail gets faint and hard to see at points; the cool white light washes out the faint contrast between the trail and surrounding gravel. From my research, the only warm light head lamp I found was from Zebra light).

I soon heard some voices ahead but I was still a good distance from the trailhead and was wondering what that was all about… soon, I saw lights bobbing up a head: must have been 5 or 6. When then lights got closer, I saw that the lights were on trail runners… trail running at night. About three groups of them passed me; all in all there must have been 15 of them. Cool!

After they left me, I was still having some difficulty orienting myself. Suddenly, it was like someone turned on a night light: moonrise; and it was a full moon! I turned down my headlamp and, once my eyes adjusted, I could better see the trail.

Morel of the story: always carry the ten basics.

hiking
2 months ago

Great little trail to get into shape. Good elevation changes with some switchbacks. My favorite trail to train on.

Easy , paved , beautiful . Watch for young boogaloos on their foot scooters .

Easy , paved , beautiful .

walking
2 months ago

Very nice hike, good view at the top of red rocks and vegas. Trails not well marked, so not always easy to figure out which way to go if not for gps on the phone. I would rate this easy/moderate. The very top of the trail involved minor scrambling, but even that wasn’t too challenging. I am a relatively experienced hiker. This took me about an hour and a half. I ran most of the way back.

When it said it's used for hiking and trail running i didn't expect it to be in a neighborhood. I thought it would be more trails. What we did was a loop on the sidewalk. I did get my exercise, just not how i thought.

hiking
3 months ago

Trail BLM404 (Black Mountain) is an easy hike most of the way until the last ½ mile when you might have to engage in some scrambling (class 2). Because of the distance and last segment of the hike, it is considered strenuous by most accounts; it kicked my butt pretty good

You access the trail via the Shadow Canyon Trailhead and follow a paved portion of the Anthem East Trail. There is a reservoir and you want to keep right of it (SE). You know you are on the right track if you pass by a small brick structure with a trail sign on it: find BLM404: this is the trail to Black Mountain. Follow along the top of the spillway till you see a sign that reads “Black Mountain Trail”. The trail itself is well marked from there and soon follows a ridgeline to the top.

Warm weather hiking is difficult due to the lack of shade so bring plenty of water (3 liters when hot, 2-1 liters when cool). While the landscape is stark in the beginning, there are breathtaking views of the valleys below as you hike along a ridge line with some switch backs.

As you get to higher elevations, there are small windswept Joshua Trees and about three types of Barrel Cactus. As you approach 1/3 of a mile from the peak, there are nice clusters of Teddy Bear Cholla… but be careful: these cacti are painful to brush by and often have little clusters that have fallen off the mother plant scattered about.

You will know when you are getting close to the peak as the trail gets steeper and more rugged with loose rocks and a steeper assent. You might want to have your hands free to steady yourself at that point. I was so focused on the trail; I was stunned by the abrupt appearance of a nicely made 9 foot diameter rock wall build around the benchmark medallion when I reached the peak. The wall had an opening, was about 3 feet high and gave great protection against any wind.

I found three benchmark medallions from the US Coast & Geodetic Survey at the peak.

The view was amazing from the top and totally worth the hike!

hiking
3 months ago

The hike was good. But, did not anticipated to pay $25 entry fee!!!! Great little hike, pretty easy going up hill to the top of the mountain.You could see Lake Mead.

Couldn't access the peak. Decent workout and views though.

Fantastic find in the middle of the the city.
Just be aware there are coyotes.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike just start early it gets hot. Make sure to take lots of water and sunscreen. The top is the hard part other then that it’s mostly switch backs which aren’t too bad.

Awesome. Not a single person on the whole route! Saw a desert tortoise, coyotes and a couple of hawks... but not one damn person. It’s open terrain, no trees so be prepared for the sun to beat you down or go on a cloudy day (just happen to be so) like I did.

hiking
3 months ago

Fairly easy hike, I would say suitable for all ages 3/4 of the way up. Top part gets a little rocky but is not unmanagable. Lots of benches to stop & watch the view along the way up which was a pleasant surprise! Watch out though— they do lock the gates for this hike exactly at sunset like they say, don’t get your vehicle towed! Just park outside of the gates if you want to go an early morning or late night/watch the sunset.

Family friendly and I enjoyed the different trail options

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail with views of the city and beautiful sky colors right at dusk. Trail is rocky so be prepared for that otherwise easy climb to the top. Nestled in a residential neighborhood. Hidden gem.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice little paved walk with a "in the wash" option. Great for walk, run, or bike. Seems well lit at night too.

hiking
4 months ago

Not my favorite hike in the area. The hike starts right in suburbia and can be a little hard to follow til you cross the busy road and head up the hill. Wasn’t bad after that, nice heart rate spike going up the hill.

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