Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 35.93097°N / 115.04319°W
Additional Information County: Clark
Activities Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Elevation: 5092 ft / 1552 m
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Black MountainBlack Mountain from Ireteba Peak
Black Mountain and Las VegasBlack Mountain from Castle Rock
Black Mountain is the prominent peak on the south side of Henderson. A great birds eye view of the strip and Las Vegas can be enjoyed from this summit on the south side of the Las Vegas Valley. This peak, volcanic in origin, has black lava cliffs on the east side of the mountain. Numerous mountain ranges can be viewed from the summit including Red Rocks, Spring Mountains, El Dorodo, Jean Dry Lakes, and much more. Black Mountain can be climbed year round. In the summer though hike early in the day or it will be too hot.

The problem many have with this peak is finding a good parking spot. With so much development in the area old ways to be able to hike this mountain have become outdated.

Getting There

1. From Las Vegas drive South on I-15.
2. Take exit 34 onto 215 East toward McCarran Airport.
3. Drive 5.7 Miles to the Eastern Ave. Exit (Exit 5)
4. Take Eastern Ave. South for approximately 3.0 miles
5. Merge left onto Anthem Pkwy for 2.4 miles
6. Take a left onto Atchley Dr.
7. Drive for 0.4 miles Atchley Dr. and then turn left onto
Shadow Canyon Dr.
8. Drive for 0.6 miles on Shadow Canyon Dr. Just past the 2200 Block
you will pass Lewiston Pl. on your left then after the 1st house you
will see a small parking area for about 6 vehicles. This is where
you park.

Red Tape



Route View

Trail Route on NW Ridge

Black Mountain Routes

Route via North Ridge

Summit Shots

Weather Report for Henderson, NV

External Links

  • Off The Beaten Path Black Mountain (5,092')
  • Black Mountain By: Bob Michael
  • Black Mountain (Nevada)

    Additions and CorrectionsPost an Addition or Correction

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    odogg0824 - Feb 2, 2008 12:20 am - Voted 10/10

    Minor update

    This is a great page and without it I never would have found the trailhead. Just one thing that I noticed, after passing Lewiston Place the parking is on the left side after about 4 houses rather than the first house.


    Dean - Nov 25, 2013 5:38 pm - Voted 10/10

    Trail improvements

    The actual length of the hike now is 6.6 miles since the trail was "improved" in the earlier part of 2013. Thanks to a local who shared that info and admitted that he also helped on the work effort. The trail was a bit more gradual than I thought it should be except for the last 500 feet of elevation gain.

    T. White

    T. White - Jan 21, 2020 3:22 pm - Hasn't voted

    Shadow Canyon Access Point

    Although the parking lot off Shadow Canyon Drive is small, there is plenty of street parking all around it. No need to worry about finding a space, even on busy weekends.

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  • Children


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