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Jay MoonNovember Night Trail Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2017

Jay Moon

Ran up the Trail with a headlamp on a perfect November night. Left the trail head at 6:30pm, ran into a couple of hikers on their way down and was able to chat about the mountain as this was my first time on Black Mountain. Amazing to look across Las Vegas from up there at night! Made it back to the trail head a little after 8:30. One of my favorite night trail runs ever!
Posted Nov 9, 2017 1:02 am

gimpilator70 Peaks In 30 Days  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2017


This was part of a month long solo peakbagging trip in which I hiked every day and got 70 peaks in 30 days. I hiked Black in the Morning and Railroad Peak in the afternoon. Black was one of my two least favorite peaks of the trip.

For numerous photos and brief route descriptions see the trip report.
Posted May 5, 2017 1:50 pm

svenjoBeautiful 360 View   Sucess!
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

cblsttrotwdNice outing  Sucess!
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

surgentWith my mom  Sucess!
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

fedakNew standard trail  Sucess!
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

DeanAwesome views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2013


This one was a nice hike and the views were superb.
Posted Nov 25, 2013 5:36 pm

jtellisafternoon hike  Sucess!
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

fedakMain Trail  Sucess!
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

philadendronPleasant with great views  Sucess!
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

kavakBlack Mountain Main Trail  Sucess!
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

fedakMain Trail  Sucess!
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 oneTrail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2010

robot one

Easy hike, nice weather, fine summit, great view.
Posted Dec 13, 2010 9:30 pm

weeds19Nice Trail  Sucess!
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

VaslerGood workout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2009


Perfect for a night hike and fun anytime.
Posted Mar 29, 2010 10:12 am

mzenbluFun climb  Sucess!
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

ShinLVStandard route w/ Meetup  Sucess!
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

WyoNativeWindy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2008


Climbed around sunset from the detention basin route
Posted Mar 10, 2008 10:37 pm

odogg0824Underrated peak?  Sucess!
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

MoapaPkseveral routes  Sucess!
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

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