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Black Mountain

This hike is beautiful at the top! However the trail has a couple of tricks in store. It is a tough... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
nnelson122
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Cave Creek, Arizona
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Wonderful hike, challenging for us older folks

THis is a fairly short, but very steep climb. Well worth the effort for the views from the top. A... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
mntgardener
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New Castle, Colorado
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Jun 10, 2018
“Black Mountain”
Jan 8, 2018
“Wonderful hike, challenging for us older folks”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cave Creek, AZ 85327
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

This hike is beautiful at the top! However the trail has a couple of tricks in store. It is a tough trail mostly up hill on the way up, and rocky. Also it looks like your almost at the top but once you reach it...More

Thank nnelson122
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

THis is a fairly short, but very steep climb. Well worth the effort for the views from the top. A bit crowded...

1  Thank mntgardener
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

I hiked the trail to the top twice during the week visit. It's a beautiful view at the top and the trail isn't too difficult, there are some spots where you have to go slow and watch your footing but we took at 7 year...More

1  Thank kxguerr
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Steady incline all the way up; good workout. Not as scenic as many other trails in the Valley and the trail has a lot of jagged rock.

Thank arturo252
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This hike had great views the entire way up. However it is a pretty difficult hike. It's a steep incline and very rough terrain. Not only do you need to be in pretty good shape, but you also need to be sure footed.

Thank AimeeT5
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Relatively short hike but challenging going up and down. Great views and not too crowded. A great early morning hike before breakfast.

Thank Tom A
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

The hike up the mountain is steep and challenging. It's a short hike but tiring because of the steep, rocky terrain. The views are your reward! Great views all the way up but once you reach the summit that is the real reward. There's a...More

2  Thank PGritt
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is a fairly short hike (1.1 miles each way) but has over 1000 ft of elevation gain so it isn't easy. The views of Cave Creek, Carefree, and even faraway Phoenix and Glendale are amazing!

3  Thank GVPD
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Stayed at the Spur Cross Bed and Breakfast which was right down the road from trainhead. Trail is not that well marked, but pretty easy to figure out. I would consider this trail hard since you go up to the top in a short distance,...More

3  Thank Lauren H H
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

I started about 7:00 AM and was surprised to see so many people already on the trail. If your staying in Cave Creek I recommend this hike to the top to put the entire area in perspective. Well worth it!!

1  Thank gojimsp
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