Black Mountain Climber's Log

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emilie - Dec 28, 2008 12:11 am Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2008

Monte Bello trail run  Sucess!

did a 5 mile RT trail run via Canyon Trail/Bella Vista and returned via Indian Creek. never been here before. trails seem mellow for mountain biking and i'll probably return as i'm just getting my biking legs back...


Zhenya77 - Feb 12, 2008 5:56 pm Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2008

Black Mountain (Trail Run)  Sucess!

It is a great trail run, especially early in the morning. I once came across a mountain lion, about a year ago. I am stiil trying to improve my run time. So far it is 45 min from the paring lot to the top of the peak.


panweilin - Oct 25, 2007 6:19 pm Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2004

Neighborhood mountain  Sucess!

Been up there hiking or biking.


WeatherMan - Sep 15, 2007 1:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2007

sunscreen anyone?  Sucess!

So apparently the sun will burn you if you don't wear sunscreen... why didn't anyone tell me?! Slather up for this one even if it looks cloudy in the morning, you'll be glad later. mmmm aloe vera :)

OJ Loenneker

OJ Loenneker - Jan 3, 2010 9:31 pm

Re: hmmm....

You would not be the first.

mpjones - Jan 15, 2007 9:39 am

Hiked this one a couple of times

From Rhus Ridge and Page Mill, about 2005 I'd guess. I've still got the payphone's number in my cell phone.


NewDayRising - Jan 5, 2007 5:58 am

hike  Sucess!

been up both routes. the ridge route is great for training.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Dec 1, 2006 3:08 am

Good training hike  Sucess!

Hiked up this one a few times when I first came out to the Bay Area--probably in the summer '98, because I didn't know any better at the time. That was a few years ago, but I should go back sometime to refresh my memory of the place.


SpiceMan - Nov 14, 2006 11:16 pm Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2006



To quote, "Hiked from Rhus Ridge Parking lot. A little warm in the sun, yet twas pleasantly cool under the canopy of the oak forests. Took 3.5 hours round trip."

it was almost like a roundezvous under the eucalypti troo


knowlesjustin - Nov 14, 2006 3:20 am Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2005

Well worth a Saturday  Sucess!

Good workout, good views, and easy on the joints when started from the Rhus Ridge parking lot.


coastclimber - Nov 8, 2006 7:46 pm

Great day hike  Sucess!

Climbed multiple times, usually from Monte Bello following White Oak/Canyon/Indian Creek trails. This is not the shortest/easiest way to the top, but it is a good training hike. The Indian Creek trail can be brutal in the summer due to lack of shade, so bring lots of water and sunscreen!


McCannster - Oct 28, 2006 11:05 pm Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2006

Rhus Ridge>Black Mtn. Trail  Sucess!

Hiked from Rhus Ridge Parking lot. A little warm in the sun, yet twas pleasantly cool under the canopy of the oak forests. Took 3.5 hours round trip.


rhyang - Jul 26, 2006 2:07 am


I can't believe I'm signing this, but what the hell ... I hike or ride up this thing nearly every week for training. From the Rhus Ridge trailhead it's a hike of about 9.6 miles / 2400' elevation gain, and from Stevens Creek Canyon it's about 20-odd miles by bike on pavement, fire road, and singletrack, probably similar elevation gain. Lots of good trails in this area.

I've been up most of the local "peaks" in the bay area and don't bother signing summit logs for them, but I seem to spend a lot of time on my way up & down this one :)

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Jun 25, 2006 5:08 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

Hot Hike!  Sucess!

I hiked to the top of Black Mountain on a day that was simply too hot for it. I was surprised to see several people hiking up wearing long pants. I made my own miscalculation about the amount of fluids I brought, and ended up running out at the top. This was the first time I had summited this peak in over 10 years, but the last time was on a mountain bike.

OJ Loenneker

OJ Loenneker - Jun 24, 2006 10:10 am

Our Party spot in High school!!  Sucess!

I have hiked this hill from several trail heads. There is even a road up to within a mile or so from the summit. In college and high school, we used to go up there at night and drink beer and all that fun"juvenile" stuff... There is even a camp site with running water (not potable though) that lies another few miles down the Trail/fire road at the top...

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