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Hike #4

Beautiful hike but certainly rough!!!

Black Mountain

Easy hike and My first experience with a coyote on the trail ūüôā

Glad That’s Done!

I made the mistake of arriving at 6:50am on a Saturday. There was NO parking available. I was fortunate enough to park close enough away…

Black Mountain

We tried to start at 7:30 at Rancho San Antonio Park but it was already full.¬† If your thinking of hiking from here I would…

Black mountain

Beautiful trail and beautiful day. Perfect weather. Kicked my butt going up and up!

Wild Hike at Black Mountain

This was such a crazy hike especially considering it‚Äôs right next to very tame Los Altos. Parking was impossible, so we parked at Foothill College…

Black Mr

Small parking lot full by 7:15. ¬†We parked at Foothill College and walked to trailhead. ¬† First mile of hike was straight up and certainly…

Black Mountain

Our hike began from a neighborhood that connected to the Chemise trail and then to Black Mnt. There was a steep incline right off the…

Black mountain

We tried to do PGE quarry trail but the parking was already full at 7:30am. So we found an alternate trailhead for black mountain that…

Black Mountain from Montebello Rd

We didn’t have the time to do the regular 13ish mile loop from Rancho San Antonio, so I obtained a (free) permit from Midpen Open…

Up on to the Black Mountain

I was given a warning by my friends that I need to be at the Rancho San Antonio Preserve gate half an hour prior to…

Black Mountain

Started at Rancho San Antonio. The hike was mild. Lots of flowers and shade along the way. It was about 4 miles up before I…

Warm hike up Black Mountain

We arrived a little before 7am on a Sunday morning to an almost full parking lot. The weather was forecast to be sunny and warm…

Black Mountain

Great hike, beautiful day. ¬†We got there at 8:15 and all of the parking lots were full, so we parked outside of the park and…

Black Mountain

It was a great trail, great views, beautiful weather.

Black Mountain- 3 of 6

Great day! A little hot where there is no tree coverage. Still very green, some wildflowers. Not crowded. Arrived at 8:30am

Deserted Black Mountain

GREEEEEEN and QUIET! Clean bathrooms at trailhead. I startled one biker. Saw 3 random hikers on the connecting trails. I never crossed paths with anyone.…

Black Mountain

The trial was nice with a mix of being in the sun and in the shade. The last two miles leading to the peak were…

Black Mountain

Good weather, sunny, lots of traffic (hikers and MTBs on weekend. Most of the trail is a wide gravel road with great views, only the…

Black Mountain

We started at 7:30 am so we found one of the few parking spaces. ¬†Temperature was 45 at the start and 70‚Äôs at the finish.…

Black Mountain

The trail was beautiful. We arrived at 8:30. Weather was expected to be in the low 70‚Äôs. There are some shady areas but when the…

Springtime meandering

I would consider this the perfect Winter/Spring hike. It is mostly open chaparral, so I think it might be too warm in Summer/Fall. The section…

WINDY NIGHT on Black Mountain

Whoa! ¬†The WIND up there! ¬†Thought we were going to be Winnie the Pooh in “A Rather Blustery Day”! ¬†Great trip though, wind kept all…

Hidden Gem in Silicon Valley

Bagged my 2nd peak in the 6 Pack of Peaks 2021 series. My friend Palmore joined me. First time for both of us hiking Black…

Black a mack a dack Mountain

Took a lovely Saturday afternoon to go hiking with my labmates to Black Mountain.¬† We went via route of old ranch, bella vista, and canyon…

Black Mountain

Great hike, great weather. Steep at beginning and end but not bad. Best views from the trail, not so much from the summit.

Black Mountain highway

Beautifully kept trail – the fire road is well-travelled, like a trail highway. Loved that it got less crowded the farther up we got. Lovely…

Black mountain

Beautiful hike in the South Bay. The last 2 miles to the top are the prettiest and most challenging. Parking is an issue. We got…

Great day!

A perfect time for a long hike.

Black toe mountain

Beautiful trail, we chose a longer trail this time both ways. It was mostly single track trail instead of a fire road ( PG&E ).…

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.…

Black Mountain

This hike was super cold loved getting up to the moon rocks and seeing at the views on both sides of the San Andreas fault.…

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‚Äôs flat til towards the end there‚Äôs 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 2021 Edition

First time to San Antonio open space. Beautiful weather and environment. Longer hike, 26 km total. Not difficult.

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…

Black Mountain

You know Spring is announcing itself when Manzanitas are blooming and Taricha Torosas can be spotted when it‚Äôs a bit wet on the trails. Just…

Black Mountain

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

Black Mountain

Excellent conditions, excellent weather, excellent companions!

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

Nice and easy hike with a little sightseeing on the top.

The Longest Last Two Mile

The trail was in great condition. We went on the weekend, so parking was tough to find at the Preserve. We had to do two…

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 Blah

Arrived in the parking lot at 8:15 am and it was full. There were a lot of folks on the trail up through roughly mile…

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…

‚ÄėRound 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…

Black Mountain Loop

Peak #2 – 1 day after Mission. Black Mountain is not much of a peak/summit but lots of shade and ferns. Birds and bunnies. Really…

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

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 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 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 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 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!

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…

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…

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‚Äôre 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…