Black Mountain Trail

MODERATE
#1 of 1 trails in Madeira Canyon Park
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Black Mountain Trail is a 5.6 mile out and back trail located near Henderson, NV that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.6 miles 2014 feet Out & Back
dog friendly hiking wildlife
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Christopher Guide

6 Completed6 Reviews

The start af the trail was a little hard to find. Many places to park on side streets. Regardless, look for wash basin by high voltage lines. Start of trail is at 2 o'clock when looking at wash basin.
First 2/3 of hike wash a reasonable climb. Last 1/3 was hard and was daunting when looking up. But we did it.
If you know how to erect a flag pole, bring a flag with you. The one that used to be here is gone with only the pipes remaining on the ground. Also a log book that can fit inside an ammo can too, the ones up there are full.
Tips: Ware good hiking books. Bring plenty of water. Temps for our January hike was 45 to start and maybe 38 at top.

Kathy Schultz

4 Completed2 Reviews

Jocelyn Sandoval

1 Completed1 Reviews

aaron fletcher

2 Completed2 Reviews

My girlfriend and I hiked this trail yesterday. Impressed with the trail itself. great views. Last half mile is very steel but it just makes it that much more worth while once you reach the summit. nice sign in notebook at the top in a rock pit. amazing view. we had a great time but it definitely is a moderate/difficult trail

Ron Heator

6 Completed2 Reviews

Larry LaBuz

1 Completed1 Reviews

Nice hike close to Vegas. My son and I hiked it in 4 1/2 hours, which included a 20 minute break at the top which afforded spectacular 360 degree views of Vegas and the surrounding desert and mountains.

Brant Ruder

1 Completed1 Reviews

There is a small parking lot at the walk-up path. If full, park on the street. Follow the wide asphalt walk-up path to an out building. A detailed chart of the various paths surrounding the canyon is an excellent reference. Facing the chart, look to your left and you will see a dirt path that will take you around the retention pond (dry) counterclockwise. When you navigate around the pond you will discover the trail head for Black Mountain on your right.

Loose pediment is most common along the entire trail. The last 500' ascent is challenging for novice and beginners. I recommend poles if you are not sure footed for the descent.

You will be rewarded with spectacular views of Las Vegas as well as the canyon.

Andrew Carver

1 Completed1 Reviews

Amazing views

Bill Wadley

3 Completed2 Reviews

Great exercise and views

Zach England

5 Completed5 Reviews

Killer views, a tough climb and brutal at the top, but doable.