Black Mountain Climber's Log
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|svenjo||Beautiful 360 View |
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2016
|This hike is a great opportunity to not only survey all of the Las Vegas valley, but also the various mountain ridges to the east and south and into Arizona and Califonia. |
A small slice of Lake Mead is visible to the east, as well as the vast solar fields to the south.
The last 3/4 of a mile are half scramble, half hike and require considerably more effort than the first 2.5 miles, which are on more evenly groomed trail. Be ready to exert yourself at the very end as the trail climbs up the northern ridgeline.
There's an American flag and market and log at the top. Worth it completely!
|Posted Dec 28, 2016 8:31 pm|
|cblsttrotwd||Nice outing |
Date Climbed: May 8, 2015
|Close to Las Vegas and easy to follow thanks to these pages. GPS track below, if interested.|
|Posted May 18, 2015 4:10 pm|
|surgent||With my mom |
Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2014
|My mother, age 72, has hiked this peak a couple times with her hiking club. I was visiting, so she took me and a couple of her hiking club pals to the top. Nice trailhike, great views and beautiful area, despite the new homes. Especially enjoyed the views east into El Dorado Valley.|
|Posted Jan 27, 2014 2:52 pm|
|fedak||New standard trail |
Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2013
|1st time on the more gradual and far more meandering newly rerouted trail |
Pics and commentary are here.
|Posted Jan 5, 2014 4:44 pm|
|Dean||Awesome views |
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2013
|This one was a nice hike and the views were superb.|
|Posted Nov 25, 2013 5:36 pm|
|jtellis||afternoon hike |
Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2012
|Quick up and down on a cool, sunny day with a light breeze. Great views all around, and really pretty desert landscape. The sprawling housing developments at the bottom are weird, though, and I wish I could've hiked this back before the development creeped in.|
|Posted Feb 5, 2012 9:15 pm|
|fedak||Main Trail |
Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2011
|Quick afternoon summit to get some pre-holiday exercise|
Pics and commentary are here
|Posted Dec 20, 2011 10:56 am|
|philadendron||Pleasant with great views |
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2011
|Climbed via detention basin. Easy hike, fun class II at the top. Nice to be able to point to a mountain from anywhere in Vegas and say, "I've been to the top of that". 360 views are absolutely worth the minimal effort to get up there.|
Again on 3/26/16, this time as a run. 1:48 total time, including 15 minutes at the top.
Again on 12/10/16 as quick hike with my wife.
|Posted Nov 14, 2011 3:22 pm|
|kavak||Black Mountain Main Trail |
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2011
|I wanted to get out after spending time at CON EXPO and this seemed to be the best option with the rental car. The start of the route is a bit confusing but eventually I figured it out. Take the right hand asphalt path to a small electrical station building. Do not go left to cross the dam but continue across a concrete shallow embankment and then onto the path where a sign indicates the Black Mountain trail uphill to the right. Great views. Met an Englishman on the way down who planned on spending a couple of months in Las Vegas and was excited about all the hiking potential of the area.|
|Posted May 12, 2011 11:03 am|
|fedak||Main Trail |
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2011
|My 1st summit of 2011. Quick morning outing before work.|
Slightly above freezing at the start.
Pics/map are here.
|Posted Jan 8, 2011 11:31 am|
|robot one||Trail |
Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2010
|Easy hike, nice weather, fine summit, great view.|
|Posted Dec 13, 2010 9:30 pm|
|weeds19||Nice Trail |
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2010
|The trail to the top is in great shape and it is well signed from the backside of the water cachement area. A quick afternoon hike when I didn't have a lot of time.|
|Posted Apr 1, 2010 9:40 pm|
|Vasler||Good workout |
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2009
|Perfect for a night hike and fun anytime.|
|Posted Mar 29, 2010 10:12 am|
|mzenblu||Fun climb |
Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2009
|This peak is practically in my backyard & am approaching my 100th summit. Enjoyable & fairly quick hike.|
Best parking is behind the new Rec Center in Suncity - ~6 space parking lot on Shadow Canyon Drive, w/ add'l street parking available. I'd recommend using the designated path, but several of the other ridges make for a more challenging hike.
|Posted Feb 23, 2009 12:44 pm|
|ShinLV||Standard route w/ Meetup |
Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2008
|Climed this Peak for the first time with Meetup hiking group.|
Made it to the Peak in 1hour 1minutes. Will make it in 1hour next time.
|Posted Dec 11, 2008 1:26 am|
Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2008
|Climbed around sunset from the detention basin route|
|Posted Mar 10, 2008 10:37 pm|
|odogg0824||Underrated peak? |
Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2008
|Some fun class 2 as you get closer to the summit. Reached the summit from the car in about 1hr 45mins. No wind and clear skies made for outstanding views in all directions. Clear views of Mt Charleston, the strip, and the Red Rock Canyon. At the summit you'll find a flag, and a cleared area with a box containing a climbers log and miscellaneous items.|
I'd recommend a late fall/winter ascent of this peak to anyone!
|Posted Feb 2, 2008 12:14 am|
|MoapaPk||several routes |
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2004
|I've been from the N, and by Nevada Mike's trail(s). The south summit (also called N McCullough) is more remote, wilder, and much harder to climb in a short winter day.|
|Posted Dec 17, 2007 9:13 pm|
|Day Hiker||West Buttress |
Date Climbed: May 11, 2011
|2002 February 23: Hiked up from the detention basin before the trail was constructed.|
2004 January 10: Via the detention basin, but now there is a trail.
2004 September 15: Detention basin trail.
2006 March 04: Detention basin trail.
2006 December 16: Detention basin trail. Dad was good company on the hike.
2006 December 23: Detention basin trail. Mom & Dad hiked to the summit also.
2007 November 03: Hiked with DayHikerJr for his first mountain summit.
2009 July 29: Detention basin trail.
2009 December 25: Detention basin trail.
2009 December 27: Detention basin trail.
2010 January 23: Detention basin trail. Snow above 4500 feet.
2011 January 08: Detention basin trail. With DayHikerJr, Grandma, and Grandpa.
2011 April 06: Detention basin trail. Car to summit 62:22.
2011 May 11: Detention basin trail. Car to summit 56:38.
|Posted Nov 4, 2007 4:38 pm|
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007
|My first mountain summit. Age 2 months. Youngest on this summit maybe?|
Daddy carried me.
|Posted Nov 4, 2007 4:32 pm|