San Bernardino National Forest

Black Mountain Trail

Black Mountain is, actually, very green. The difficult hike gives you views well worth the leg-burn.

Location: Idyllwild
Fee: $5 - $30 to enter the forest.
Difficulty: Difficult
Length: 7 miles
Elevation Change: 2,650 feet
Time to Allow: 3-4 hours

San Bernardino National Forest
602 S. Tippecanoe Ave
San Bernardino, CA 92408
TTY 800-877-8339


Find the Vista Grande Ranger Station on Highway 243, between Idyllwild and Banning. Head 1.3 miles south from there to find the trailhead.