• Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking, Fitness

  • Skill Level:

    Intermediate

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    6 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    1279 Feet

Family Friendly
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

The Black Mountain Trail is a 6 mile hike in Channel Islands National Park featuring scenic ocean views and unmatched opportunities to see marine life.

This trail heads inland on Santa Rosa Island. The trail is open year-round, but is best used from May to October. You can pick up the Black Mountain Trail near the campground entrance via Cherry Canyon Trail.

Photo: Edward Stojakovic

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen)
  • Water / water filtration
  • Hiking boots, hiking socks (wool), trekking poles
  • Snacks
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