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Great day!

A perfect time for a long hike.

Black Mountain Special

Even with the sunny weather it can get cold once you reach the summit, that is if you stop moving. This hike kick my behind.…

4th Down

Did this hike last year, but must not be in as good shape cause it whooped me on the way up, especially the last two…

Black Mountain Trail

On the route we took, there were a lot of steep switchbacks in the beginning and then it’s flat til towards the end there’s more…

BLACK MOUNTAIN SUMMIT

This is an absolutely beautiful trail, lots of shade and wide. Going up to the Summit was the incline but heading back was all downhill.

Black Mountain Mega Loop

Total length: ~18 miles, ~3200 ft elevation gain. Arrived at the preserve at 8:05, despite google telling me the opening time was 8:00 the parking…

On The Rocks is on a roll!

On The Rocks is a team of youthful women on the other side of middle-age who rocked two peaks in one week! This is one…

Black Mountain

Very nice sunny day. Saw a coyote very nearby at the summit!

Black Mountain

Excellent conditions, excellent weather, excellent companions!

A grey day to hike Black Mountain!

We did the ‘Black Mountain via PG&E, Quarry and Black Mountain Trail’ from AllTrails. The parking lots were full on what we thought would be…

A grey day to hike Black Mountain!

We did the ‘Black Mountain via PG&E, Quarry and Black Mountain Trail’ from AllTrails. The parking lots were full on what we thought would be…

Black mountain bump in the road

Gorgeous solo hike on a cloudy day.  Beat the rain by five minutes.  Spaces in the main lot on this Thursday were easy to find. …

Uphill Struggle

The trail conditions were good and the weather was great. It was a high of 68 degrees. There were a couple spots with some light…

Uphill Grind!

Weather was great!  Sunny with a slight breeze. Trails conditions were good especially for after the rain in the previous week. PG&E trail was 4…

Straight Up Climbs and Trough

Several straight up climbs, especially the last two miles. Climbed above power lines with the airplanes. Large towers and cool rocks.

Straight Up Climbs and Trough

Straight up climbs last 2 miles to the peak. Cool Black Rocks. Large towers. Trough along the way. Did 14+ miles.

Black Mountain Mid Week

Arrived about 9AM and found just 2 parking spots available. First and last mile a bit steep but not bad. Beautiful views of the valley…

‘Round Rancho

I began my hike at the main Parking lot and looped around the park. 15 miles   ~3,000ft elevation Trails: Permanente Creek – Lower Meadow…

Blacked out from too much EG

Bring your cardio game no matter which trailhead you choose:  the straight A frame incline or the steady reverse uncle with and added 4 miles.…

Black Moootain :-) Peak

We (me and the 3 ladies) opted to do the 15 mile route since the 11 mile version was soo packed – even at 730AM…

atop of black mountain

Hiked with my Dood and2 good lady friends! Was a nice place but packed of people and very warm

Black peak

Really foggy! No view. 2hrs 25 minutes up, 2 hrs down, total 10.6 Miles and over 2900 feet in elevation gain

Black Mountain

I’ve always heard of Black Mountain but never actually hiked to it. Today that changed and it felt great! It was a solid hike from…

Black Mountain

Some parts of the trail is steep like the halfway point and towards the end and you add the miles to get to the summit…

Back at Black Mountain for #5

Had the day off today since I am working Saturday (and also got my second COVID vaccine yesterday). Felt good and headed to the Rhus…

Black Mountain via Rogue Valley

Pretty straightforward hike, saw a fair amount of wildlife, bobcat, deer, eagle, etc.  Good sunny cool day.  Good uphill stretch to the top of black…

Black and Back

Up, up and up.  The route is primarily a comfortably wide fire road that starts with a climb then levels off a bit before the…

Black Mountain – we’ll be back

Wide open fire roads for the start of the hike.  Nice section of single track once on the Quarry Trail.  Long last mile to the…

Black mountain

We did this peak on an overcast day. There was some clearing at times with nice views. We started 8AM and it was high 40s…

Black Mountain

Trails were great!  Weather was a tad foggy.  It was our first peak, now on to the next one!

New Year Hike

Early morning sunrise hike, cold and clear, beautiful view at the top!

Black Mountain

Well maintained trail with plenty of parking. Construction is occurring in the area where one parks. Steady stream of people during the 12 mile hike.

Where’s Black Mountain…?

A foggy and rainy day climbing Black Mountain! We didn’t see much of the view but it was still a great start to our 2021…

New Years Eve on Black Mountain

This last hike on the last day of 2020 could not have been more perfect. This loop trail in Monte Bello Open Space is diverse…

Black Mountain and Mountain Lions

Having talked to a Ranger the previous day about Rancho San Antonio Park, I decided to wait until sunrise to engage in the hike. There…

Black Mountain

Beautiful hike, accidentally took wrong trail down 2 miles and had to hike back up, started at 10am and completed around 4:00pm with the detour.

Black Mountain

6.25 miles, 1239 ft, 2hr 8 mins Fairly easy hike, it rained a bit but the trail wasn’t too slippery.

Black Mt

Chilly and damp from rain.

Drizzly Black Mountain

A little bit of rain.  Trail was well maintained. Snuck it in before the years end!

Black Mountain

Love this hike even though 2 hours from Vacaville!  Last hike done!

Mt Mountain!

Amazing rare clear day with great visibility. Hiked up through the deer hollow farm and the north ridge and down the PGE road. Saw a…

Getting it done

Perhaps not the most interesting of the hikes but the views were certainly amazing – fun to see Umhumnum, Diablo, Mission Peak , Sizer and…

Black Mountain

Beautiful hike after a 2-day rain. Although nothing much to see at the summit.

Last hike finally

Boy, what a day. We were monitoring the weather forecast for a couple days before the hike and it showed rain. Sure enough on hike…

Gray Skies on Black Mountain

We started this hike around 11:30am and were back at the cars by 2:30pm. Once you’re out of the woods, there are amazing views of…

Black Mountain

Beautiful day for a hike in Los Altos on Black Mountain. Boy that elevation sneaks up on you for the last 2 miles! Fun hike,…

Marathon hike

Started with a rainy morning hike up to the summit.  Very foggy, cold , wet and windy at the top. Visibility was very low, so…

Black Mountain Alternate Peak

Lovely hike!  Hit a freak wind storm with 40mph winds!  Made the hike out extremely difficult but what a view from the top.

Black Mountain is now a peak!

I took up a group of Girl Scouts with another leader and we camped at the group site and the. Summited the peak. It was…