Black Mountain, September 20 2015

Out for an early Sunday morning hike with co-workers and Riley. For some in the group, it was their first hike – not exactly an easy one to start with, but they did great.

…more details to follow as time allows.


Geek Stats

Black Mountain Fire Tower  || Distance: 8.87 mi || Duration: 4h 40m (2 hr ascent, 1 hr on summit, 1 hr 40m descent ) || Elevation Change: ±2,700′ || Difficulty: Moderate

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5 Responses

  1. tina

    hi, I loved hiking ,where do you guys usually go? I lived in downey area and I like to hike early . Thanks

    • TheHikingGeek

      Hi Tina,

      I usually hike in the Riverside area. If you’re looking for hikes to join, you should consider joining the following meetup group. I have started posting my hikes there. If you join, mention you found the group through Thanks!

  2. Jon B

    This is a really nice hike. One bit of trivia that most people don’t know is that you pass through a grove of Sequoias on this trail! They were part of a USFS program to introduce the trees in different areas after fires back in the 60s and 70s. This is the only grove outside of the Sierras.

    • TheHikingGeek

      That’s awesome. I believe this was mentioned on some time ago, but I had forgotten. Thanks for the reminder!

      Have you seen the Sequoias?

      • Jon B

        I have! They stand out if you know what to look for (giant christmas tree shape and tiny pinecones). There are several around Lake Fulmor if you want to just drive up and see them. The rest are further up Black Mountain Trail where it run along Hall Canyon.