Black Mountain

#1 of 1 trails in Madeira Canyon Park
Black Mountain is a 6.80 mile out and back trail located near Henderson, Nevada. The trail is rated as moderately difficult and primarily used for hiking.

6.8 miles Out & Back 2100 feet
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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.

Glen Howard

6 Completed2 Reviews

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

Ron Heator

6 Completed1 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.

Dirk Siem

17 Completed1 Reviews

good hike, trail ia a lil hard to find being in residential. Done this hike twice. Gets pretty steep towards the top. views are amazing. Flag at top with log books.

Eric Nye

14 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike. The weather couldn't have been better, 50 degrees at our 9 am start, no wind, clear skies. The hike was moderate. I thought the 2100' elev. gain was going to be a problem but it wasn't. Really enjoyed the 360 degree view at the top. All the plants were green from the recent rains. Finding the trail was easy after parking off of Shadow Canyon Dr. and finding the trailhead at the backside of the flood basin.

Bobby Muse

1 Completed2 Reviews

The address of a home beside the trailhead parking is 2268 Shadow Canyon Dr, Henderson, NV.