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Very nice in the fall

Easy to get to, price was good and the paths were well kept. Any age and any health types can see... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Buford, Georgia
Great exercise!!

Love to hike!! This is a great hike. Only thing that I wish is that there were more sights to see... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2016
Phila. PA
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

We started from the Black Mountain trailhead near Route 6. We did an out and back, not the loop, and we went counter-clockwise. Trail is very well marked and easy to follow. Not too difficult but if you are a new hiker and past your...More

Thank steveredler
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Easy to get to, price was good and the paths were well kept. Any age and any health types can see something.

Thank JerBob
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Be prepared. Lots of rocks on the trail and steep in parts. Bring water and snacks. Start out early in the day and pace yourself. A cell phone, flashlight and small first aid kit are essential.

5  Thank MikeyBoy12804
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Love to hike!! This is a great hike. Only thing that I wish is that there were more sights to see on the way up!! Beware that the bugs get bad as the weather heats up. There is a good view and lunch spot at...More

3  Thank travelpatPhilaPA
Reviewed 23 October 2015

First off a caveat...rating a hike is very relative. I've done hikes with my family in the Northern Adirondacks and White Mountains (Cascade, Whiteface, Mt. Washington) that I would call difficult and/or physically challenging. With that background I'd rate Black Mountain "moderately" difficult. It isn't...More

8  Thank 4EverGreen
Reviewed 21 October 2015

I am most certain this is the first overlook up on Prospect Mountain since I have taken the same exact photo recently. Further up the mountain their are 2 more overlooks and at the last you can take a shuttle up to the peak which...More

1  Thank Laura T
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Been wanting to check out this hike for a while and am glad we did. We went up the shorter way and down the longer part of the loop. The reason I don't give a "5" rating is that the shorter trail is heavily used,...More

2  Thank Wally E
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Took the trail to Black Mountain top back and forth, which took me around 2 hours (fairly high pace). Moderate difficulty I'd say, nice colors along the path as foliage transitioning to fall tints. Wear adequate footwear as some rocky passages, especially after heavy rainfalls,...More

Thank Rratatouille
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

I did the full loop. From the Pike road trailhead I took the counter clockwise route. One hour and twenty minutes to the top, one hour and a few odd minutes eating lunch at the top, and about two hours and fifteen minutes down. The...More

3  Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 5 August 2015

An easy to moderate trail( at the end there's some slight rock climbing to the top). best view of Lake George if you make it up there.. Pack water and food.. theres nothing around to stop and buy anything. The Ranger tower is open no...More

Thank Jane C
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