Black Mountain Climber's Log

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eykei - Jun 29, 2022 11:16 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2022

pleasant hike  Sucess!

peaceful trail, gentle slope with a lot of coverage and some nice views.. From Rhus Ridge trailhead, about 9 miles in and out.


colingregory - Dec 13, 2019 11:52 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2016

Dayhike  Sucess!

From Foothill Community College.


NavySeabee - Feb 6, 2018 4:49 pm Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2018

Monte Bello OSP Parking Lot  Sucess!

Only hike of some distance during my peakbagging romp from SF to Mt Bielewski. Glorious weather for February and a nice relaxing hike!


JHH60 - Jan 7, 2017 9:10 pm Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2017

17 miles in the rain  Sucess!

Nice 17 mile round trip hike in Rancho San Antonio with a side trip to the summit of Black Mountain.


davidsanger - Aug 9, 2016 12:30 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2014

from Rhus Ridge Trailhead  Sucess!

Lucky to find a parking space at the tiny Rhus Ridge Trailhead. Pleasant meandering hike to the (crowded) summit on a somewhat hot day. Nice views.


boyblue - Feb 27, 2016 7:41 pm Date Climbed: Feb 27, 2016

Nice Loop  Sucess!

I'm glad I was successful, because this park is way too crowded for me. I was lucky to find a parking spot at sunrise- 6:45am. No bathrooms at trailhead. No privacy along the trail. Creativity is obligatory.

Up via PG & E trail; down via Upper and Lower Meadows Trails. Outstanding views of the southern Bay Area.

ktoyama - Dec 15, 2014 7:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2014

Evening hike  Sucess!

Hiked from Rhus Ridge Trailhead to the peak after work in evening. Nice evening view of the bay.


gbrill - Jun 4, 2014 11:50 pm

Good Peak for Afterwork Hikes  Sucess!

Good Peak for Afterwork Hikes

trexkerry - Mar 2, 2014 12:03 am Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2014

Rhus Ridge Trail  Sucess!

My final peak to complete the "Everest by the Bay" list - partly cloudy at bottom, misty near 2,000 feet, and moderate rain on summit. Trip report is HERE

bleakley - Sep 19, 2013 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 1997

first time backpacking  Sucess!

My first time backpacking when I was only 12 years old. Great fun!


labgloves - Feb 18, 2013 10:31 pm Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2013

Loop hike from Rhus ridge  Sucess!

It was a nice hike on a moist, cloudy day. (Up on Rhus ridge and black mountain trail, down on the quarry trail, upper meadow trail, etc.)


AlphaRomero - Dec 24, 2012 1:11 am Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2007

Favorite Local!

My favorite local mountain. Did it the first time in Mar 2007 during a Geocaching challenge . Been back many times, including by bike up Montebello Rd from teh quarry and by hiking from Rhus Rodge


Ze - Jun 2, 2012 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2012

rhus ridge  Sucess!

have done a few times, good workout from Rhus Ridge rd. best workout as a 1 hr trail run. this time i dropped straight down southwest from the summit on really steep terrain for a little cross country workout.

David Naylor

David Naylor - May 21, 2012 1:03 am Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2009

Double Black Mountain  Sucess!

27 Mile version. Photos & Info


calipidder - Apr 18, 2012 11:26 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2002

Many times  Sucess!

I've been up here more times than I can count but I'm pretty sure this is the date of my first summit. Gotta log it...


LincolnB - Dec 3, 2011 9:08 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2011

Nice run  Sucess!

Have done this many times, most recently with my older son. The peak is just the highest bump on a ridge, but the hike from Rhus ridge makes for a long, beautiful workout run. Rhus ridge parking is very small; we had to park at Foothill college about a mile away.


Noondueler - Jun 13, 2011 1:27 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2001

Rhus Ridge start  Sucess!

Hiked it around summer solstice after a work day in Los Altos. Just did it again 10 years later. June 13, '11 (after a work day in Los Altos.)


thexcat - May 25, 2011 11:42 am Date Climbed: May 5, 2011

Rhus Ridge  Sucess!

From Rhus Ridge TH, roughly 3hr round trip. Will be training here for years to come.


tyler4588 - Jan 30, 2010 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2010

Morning Hike  Sucess!

Came from the Monte Bello trailhead. It was pretty crowded for the middle of winter. It's a good way to start a morning, especially in the winter when everything is moist. Good views of the Diablo range and the south bay. Did some other hills in the area before I got rained on.

OJ Loenneker

OJ Loenneker - Jan 3, 2010 9:31 pm

Re: hmmm....

You would not be the first.

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