The wild Flowers, mainly the sunflowers were amazing the whole hike, saw 2 horny toads and virtually no people. The hike was pretty easy but better than I would have expected.
Hiked to this from Avenues Twin Peaks, starting at the Terrace Hills Drive trailhead. I actually didn't know this mountain was there, but the view from Avenues Twin Peaks of the trail winding off and up Little Black Mountain was too tempting (I had a "Freedom of The Hills" moment...) Steep in parts but totally worth it, and the scrambling to get to the true summit was a super fun surprise. I dropped down a little on the scramble on the south side of the ridge (you can tell other folks have too, faint trail) and took a lower route on the way to the summit (coming at it from the other side) but on the way back I followed the ridge and the scrambling was great. On the way back the really fun climbing is going up instead of down, so I could get a better look at what I was up against. Next time I'll stick to the ridge both ways.
Only saw one other hiker on the way up from Avenues Twin Peaks, and one very perturbed rattlesnake. So many lizards! As the day got later on my way back more and more mountain bikers showed up on the trail between Avenues Twin Peaks and the trailhead.
1 hour to Avenues Twin Peaks, 1 hour from there to the false summit, another 35 minutes to true summit; a little faster on the way back; my round-trip time was 4.5 hours. I didn't know about the summit register mentioned in other climber's logs, so not sure if it was there. I definitely saw the tree with the space under it just past the marker on the false summit, if there's a log there it's well hidden.
Hiked up from Terrace Hills Drive parking w/ 2 brothers Durka. The scrambling was fun at the end. We actually dropped off to the right of the ridge near the end and came up on the other side of the summit - we kept to the top of the ridge line on the way back. 4 hours 30 min or so from car to car.
I started early in the day, around 7AM, so I could do the Lookout Peak to Avenue Twin Peaks traverse. I made quick time up from Pinecrest up to Lookout Peak. The views were great and I was feeling good so I pressed onward to Little Black Mountain. During this time I assumed the snow would be hard enough to walk on top of so I only brought microspikes. This was a huge mistake. After 10AM the snow weakened and I ended up postholing up and down the infinite ridges of Black Mountain for 7 miles. This alone is enough to test one's true willpower and fortitude but unfortunately this was coupled with me only bringing two granola bars for the entire hike. Plenty of water, but only 2 bars. A foolish mistake that I don't usually make but here I was, out of food and 8 miles and 2000ft to left to gain. I did manage to make it down in 10 hours but the constant knee-deep uphill postholing and slippery snowy third class scrambling with only microspikes to aid me, wore my energy lower than I ever thought it could possibly go. This was not my longest hike, nor the hike with the most elevation gain, nor the hike with the worst weather, but I have to say, that without a doubt; this was by far the hardest hike I've ever done. There's just something about seeing that you have to go up and down six more times while already at rock bottom energy that really chips away at your sanity. Definitely an experience.
Came up in the spring with a friend, but there was a recent dump, and snow along the summit ridge would have made bagging this one truly treacherous. (We stopped at a little ways past the register/false summit that day.) Finally went back up today and had a great time! Fun little scrambly bit near the end.
Practiced slope angle readings to get an eye for dangerous slopes. Fun!
As part of BlackOut Ridge route, WMC hike led by Stanley C. Dry Fork to Little Black Mt, and then ridge run to Lookout Peak and down to Afflleck Park.
11/22/2013 From Terrace Hills Drive.
3/29/2013 Started at the Terrace Hills Drive trailhead. Great hike with a very fun ridge section from the false summit to the true summit. Hit Avenue Twin Peaks on the way back down. I did this hike and Mount Wire in the same day, back to back. Made for a fun day of hiking in the foothills.
Hiked from Terrace Hills Drive. The thick pine trees and class 3 scrambling were a great treat on the final ridge to the summit!
Beautiful day. Loved the little scramble section.
01/07/12 Had a blast making a run up Little Black and then hitting Twins after. Great day 1hr 38mins RT with 8.6 miles.
12/22/2011 Started at Perrys Hollow and climbed Twin Peaks first, then Little Black Mt, and then all the way to the high point of Black Mountain. It wasn't bad until after Little Black Mt at which point we had to choose between knee deep snow or lots of brush. 13 miles RT and over 5000' of elevation gain.
The rocks on the scramble part were as slippery as they come with 2" of fresh snow on smooth rock.
5/1/2007 Found geocache near the summit.
Climbed this multiple times during the race and during training. Fun scramble along the ridge! Thought I was prepared for the race but it totally kicked my a** b/c I was dumb and climbed Mt Hood & Mt Adams the weekend before. Worth it though!
A lot of flowering vegetation and it's always fun to see wildlife. Horny Toads are pretty cool.
Started from Bonneville TH on Tomahawk Drive. Passed west of the Ave. Twins, then all the way up to the true summit. Loved the ridge scramble the last 1/2 mile. Lot's of horny toads up there too.
I've summitted 4 times. Twice in the race (2006 as well) and twice training. On this day I rand 2:22 and broke the old course record but got beat by Carl Swenson who was just the better man on this day.
Did this after work yesterday. The top just kept going and going! I saw 3 deer and heard a moose below the ridge but couldn't see it. I made it to summit in 1.5 hrs and the sunset was absolutely beautiful over the Salt Lake. Had to hike in the dark with a flashlight on the way down.
#2 - 5/7/17 trail run vape QOTSA & Skerik's
3 - 6/15/19 Steeplechase
10/21/2009 - did this after school with ryan. because of our late start and the cold only made it to the false summit "ROCK" before turning around. hiked down in the dark wearing headlamps, sharing the trail with a few overzealous hunters and some gutsy mountain bikers.
6/1/2010 - solo hike in the early afternoon. this time went to the top of the ridge. a little scrambly, and great fun!
Hiked the ridge recommended by a friend. Beautiful scenery. Took some pictures. Short and sweet, great place for lunch.
With Matthew Van Horn on a snowy day. It was snowing on us from the trailhead to the base of Avenues Twin Peaks and then once on the summit of the west twin it cleared up and we were stoked to hit Little Black Mountain. About 20 minutes from the top of Little Black the storm became heinous, but we were so close and didn't want to turn back. The descent was hell but it was a great day.
6/23/12- Wahsatch Steeplechase run. 1:45 to the summit and finished in 3:05.