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Black Mountain (AZ)
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Black Mountain (AZ)

 
Black Mountain (AZ)

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Arizona, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 33.81500°N / 111.815°W

Object Title: Black Mountain (AZ)

County: Maricopa

Activities: Hiking

Season: Spring, Winter

Elevation: 3398 ft / 1036 m

 

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Created/Edited: Dec 13, 2008 / Dec 13, 2008

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Overview

 
Black Mountain
 

Black Mountain is located in Cave Creek, Arizona, just north of Scottsdale, near Phoenix. A less visited Phoenix area mountain, this is the place to go when you can't find parking at Camelback or Piestewa Peak. It is just a walk up that takes 1 to 1.5 hours. At the top you'll see great views of the area and the surrounding mountains. It's about an 1100 ft elevation gain and 2.2 miles round trip.

Getting There

 
Black Mountain - Peak
View from the top

The trail head is in a residential area in Cave Creek. Park at the post office or city hall on School House Rd. and Military Rd. (just off Cave Creek Rd). Be careful not to park in the private residential areas. Walk up the dirt road and you'll see signs for the trail head. When you come to a fork, go left (the right path goes through residential areas). It's a easy to follow trail all the way to the top with no difficult areas.

Red Tape

No fees, just make sure you park legally.

Camping

The mountain is in a well-developed residential area, camping and other lodging is plentiful.
Black Mountain sunset
View at sunset

External Links

Black Mountain Conservancy

Images

Black Mountain sunsetBlack Mountain - PeakBlack Mountain - towards phoenixBlack Mountain