Black Mountain Trail

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Black Mountain Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked 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 views wildlife rocky
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Joshua Wood
10 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

The trail was great! Gets a little rough when you get close to the top. Almost has to scramble up on all 4s. But the view is fantastic!

Amy Stafford
10 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Great hike. Beautiful cactus blooming. Gets harder closer to the top. Amazing views of LV and Henderson.

Joshua Wood
25 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

It's a great hike! The first part is pretty simple just a slow and steady climb. The last 1/2 mile is probably intermediate, not beginner. Lots of slippery gravel and boulders right before you get to the peak.

Craig Lucas
1 month ago

4 Completed0 Reviews

Fantastic hike!! The trail progressively gets harder as you get closer to the top of Black Mountain.

Tara Meirs
1 month ago

4 Completed3 Reviews

Very nice a lot like being on a different planet!

Villa Laude
2 months ago

9 Completed1 Reviews

This hike was amazing! It's a strenuous hike that requires a good hiking shoes esp the one that has a good grip. The last mile is difficult as you would have to scramble your way up to the summit, it is very steep. Be careful with loose/sharp rocks when scrambling, it would also help if you wear a glove. Other than that, just watch out for snakes, enjoy the view on the top, log in on the logbook/notebook inside the ammo box. But it is almost filled so bring a new one if you could and a pen. The American flag is still there, take a lot of pictures and enjoy the breathtaking views of the whole Las Vegas valley.

Jennifer Ehlers
2 months ago

3 Completed0 Reviews

This hike was good. Best to go early morning , trail can get a bit crowded later in the afternoon, especially on the weekends. The first 2/3 of the trail is great, last 1/3 of it pretty steep. Wear really good hiking shoes. Probably will do this hike a couple times a month.

Marcos Bermudez
2 months ago

7 Completed2 Reviews

Really fun hike! Hot in summer though.

Christopher Guide
3 months ago

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
3 months ago

4 Completed2 Reviews

Jocelyn Sandoval
4 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

aaron fletcher
4 months ago

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
5 months ago

7 Completed2 Reviews

Larry LaBuz
5 months ago

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
7 months ago

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
8 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Amazing views

Bill Wadley
10 months ago

3 Completed2 Reviews

Great exercise and views

Zach England
11 months ago

5 Completed5 Reviews

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

Glen Howard
11 months ago

6 Completed2 Reviews

The trail is unassuming but long. The last 30 yards or so you may have to scramble.

Ron Heator
1 year ago

7 Completed2 Reviews

This is a great hike. From the parking area to the top of Black mountain and back is about 7.5miles or so. The trail starts out paved from the parking and you follow it towards the dam. There's an outbuilding to your right as you are walking towards the dam. The trail is kind of hidden behind it and goes around a large reservoir. No shade and very hot and the last quarter mile is tough. Done it 4 times and still love it.