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Black Mountain Trail #404

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Length


5.9 Miles 9.5 Kilometers


1,879' 573 m

Ascent

-1,879' -573 m

Descent

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

49%

Max Grade (26°)

4,963' 1,513 m

High

3,086' 941 m

Low

Shared By Rob Erekson

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One of the toughest climbs and best views in Las Vegas.

Rob Erekson

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Overview

A popular out and back hike to the summit of Black Mountain with a leg-burning climb and breathtaking views.

Description

The 404 trail is most commonly taken as an up-and-down route, starting at the Shadow Canyon Access Point and ascending the full height of the mountain before reversing course back down. However, the 404 trail itself doesn't start until nearly 3/4 mile down Anthem East, behind the detention basin at the southern end of the Anthem East trail. To get to the start of the trail, head past the shed next to the detention basin and take the short singletrack trail leading around to the back of the detention basin, then look for the sign marking the trail.

Once on the trail, it starts out very hikeable and will get progressively steeper with a lot of switchbacks until you get near the top, at which point climbing up and over rocks will be required to reach the ultimate peak.

The lower sections of the trail are typical of the desert, with some rock obstacles that aren't overly challenging (but still demand your attention), while the upper sections can be very difficult at times. Once at the top of the mountain, care must be taken coming back down as it's easy to slip and fall on the steeper sections at the top.

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Feb 16, 2019
Alexander Goya
Jan 5, 2019
RICHARD SEAGRAVES
Dec 24, 2018
Julia Fedor
Fun desert hike with a half mile of rock scrambling and faraway valley views of The Strip 6.5mi
Nov 10, 2018
Randheer Reddy
Nov 9, 2018
Randheer Reddy
Oct 1, 2018
Shannon Ahartz
Great trail. It was longer and more difficult than I thought it would be, but was very rewarding to get to the top. #Greathikes
Jun 2, 2018
RICHARD SEAGRAVES
May 6, 2018
Joe Duenas
First time. Bring extra eater next time. 7.5mi

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  4.3 from 10 votes

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