7,772 ft / 2,368 m


431 ft / 131 m


15 summits

Top climbing months

April   20%

August   20%

June   13%

Most climbed route

Black Mountain Trail

"To get to this awesome peak, I took Black Mountain Road (4S01) south of Lake Fulmor, right off of 243, instead of the Black Mountain Trail further north which is the usual hiking route. The trail route I believe is 7 mi round trip/2,600' gain/loss. My route up the road is 11 miles round trip with 2,400' gain. The elevation gain is spread out over longer miles making the hike moderate as opposed to what other people label the trail route as strenuous. I took the road route because it looked more lush and shadier from what I have seen on Google Earth (I wanted to see lots of big pines, cedar" - brianpowell, Apr 29, 2017
"Sierra Club hike, 1.2 miles r/t w/350' gain from Boulder Basin CG along the Lookout Road. Nice views from the manned lookout tower, received a member certificate for the Ancient and Honorable Order of Squirrels from lookout volunteer Robin B. With Bill S, Pat V, Bruce C, HikerMark +3 Sierra Club hikers." - BradStemm, Aug 17, 2014



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