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Black Mountain Trail

Beginning Elevation: 4,480 Feet (1396.5 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 3,292 Feet (1026.2 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 7,772 Feet (2422.7 Meters)
Length, One-way: 3.6 Miles (6.0 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 2E35

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General Description

Black Mountain Trail begins in chaparral at an elevation 4,480 feet and ends on the forested slopes of Black Mountain, elevation 7,772 feet. There are excellent views of Banning Pass and Mt. Gorgonio. This trail passes through a Research Natural Area containing ecosystems used for research study purposes.

Directions from Banning, CA: Travel southeast along Highway 243 into the Forest. The trailhead is located 1.3 miles south of the Vista Grande Fire Station. Trail begins on the uphill side of the road.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round (NOTE: Snow maybe encountered ocassionally during Winter months) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Black Mountain Trail
ICON Plant Identification Oaks, Chaparral
ICON Viewing Scenery Banning Pass, Mt. Gorgonio

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Visitor Information:

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543


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