Ascent of Black Mountain on 2015-12-09

Climber: Aaron Matthews

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Black Mountain
    Elevation:7772 ft / 2368 m

Ascent Trip Report

People who are doing this peak as a drive-up are really missing a great hike. The hike is a moderately steep hike going up 2726 feet in about 3.7 miles. The trail is in great shape and the views on the way up of all the So Cal Mountains are outstanding. This would make a great early training hike for later doing the Marion Mountain Trail or Vivian Creek. It would also make a great back up plan if you can't get a permit for Devil's Slide. This hike doesn't need a permit and parking at the trailhead is free (no Adventure Pass required). The hike starts just off 243 on a short dirt road. The road is easily passable for small cars.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2726 ft / 830 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.6 mi / 12.2 km
    Route:Black Mountain Trail
    Trailhead:Black Mountain Trail  5046 ft / 1538 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Aaron Matthews
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