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“Hikes on the Saddles”
Review of Black Mountain

Black Mountain
Reviewed November 20, 2016

There are a couple of very interesting hikes based in Whitehall and on the flanks of Black Mountain, sometimes called the Saddles.

Wonderful views, and the trails are moderate.

Maps are available free at a kiosk in Whitehall.

Thank robcurtross
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Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

A moderately challenging hike to the tallest summit in the Southern Adirondacks. Starting at Pike Brook parking area, the summit is a straight shot up the red trail. Typical rocky and rooted terrain. Some steep ascents and some long inclines lead to one of the greatest views in the Southern Adirondacks. Descending down the yellow and blue trails the trail is narrow, rutted dirt path. Once you get about a mile down this way, the trail markers are not always as easy to spot, down by the ponds there is a lean-to and outhouse. Garmin tracked this hike at 7.3 miles. We had a 10 year old and a 67 year old in our group. We had to sit and rest a couple of times. All roads and the parking lot are sports car friendly. The town of Whitehall has a Stewart's on 4 east which is bathroom break and refreshment friendly. This is about a 4 hr hike if you don't rush.

Thank FLTravelMaven
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Reviewed May 29, 2015

I enjoy this area as a hunting spot as well as a great commune with nature
I found the largest birch tree I've ever stumbled across near the top it had to be 30 inches in diameter
Watch out for the true dogleg turn on the road on way up

Thank Patrick C
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

I have hiked Black Mountain many times. You do not have to go all the way to the top. There are hikes to varius ponds that are moderate to easy. Although the view from the top is breathtaking.

Thank MargeM260
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

Great trail, fairly easy hike, but don't go after it rains, the trails where very muddy & washed out.... Also on the way to the summit there aren't enought trail markers

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