|Posted on April 9, 2014 at 12:50 AM|
Black Mountain Summit- Cave Creek, Arizona
The 360° view at the final steps of the hike is reason enough to make the trip, but in complement you’ll also find a very unique trail surface along the way. This mountain although obviously named, discloses the clear clarification with spear shaped slate slabs layering as far as you can see. The summit view appears in just over a mile and you are going to gain nearly 1200ft in elevation. Bring your water and hat this trail is without shade and exposed to the elements the entire distance.
DIRECTIONS TO THE TRAIL:
Scottsdale Rd. to Cave Creek Rd.
Turn west on Cave Creek Rd.
Follow Cave Creek Rd about 1 mile to School House Rd.
Turn South on School House Rd.
Small Parking lot on Mark Rd. 1/4mile ahead on the west side of the road.
Very few spots (Get there early)
Finding The Trailhead
¼ mile further directly south on the paved School House Rd.
Keep the homes to the East (Left) on your way up and keep those same homes to the East (Right) of your way down. Stay on the trail and respect the residential area.
Accessible- Sunrise to Sunset
Difficult Terrain and Steep
1.2 Mile One Way (1200 ft. Elevation Gain)
The trail is well marked and easy to follow. The TH is easily accessible by car.
Respect the ordinances and park in designated parking area only to the west of School House Rd. on Mark Rd.
Practice *Leave No Trace Ethics*
As always, we appreciate when people prepare properly and include the Hiking Basics on every trail.
Disclosure: As with any outdoor activity you need to plan properly and adhere to all National, State and City ordinances. We only offer an insight to our own experiences and do not take any responsibility for you or any persons accompanying you on this or any outdoor recreation activities listed on this website or any other Mountain Matron Social Outlets.