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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Black Mountain
Dummerston, VT

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Black Mountain Trail
Looking up the Black Mountain Trail

Route: Monadnock Mountain Trail

Black Mountain Natural Area Nature Conservancy northwest of Brattleboro.

Trail was mostly dry and in good shape. Lots of advanced trail work has been done in the lower elevations to preserve the footing.

Decent amount of blueberries on the summit. Views were underwhelming, but poking around the ledges revealed Mt. Monadnock and Wantastiquet Mountain.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Black Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Moderate
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, July 14, 2013
Parking Elevation: 300'
Destination: Black Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:42
Trailhead Elevation: 300'
Summit Elevation: 1,290'
Vertical Gain: 1,010'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:48
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,030'

The Black Mountain Trail trailhead
The Black Mountain Trail trailhead

Looking at Mt. Monadnock from near the summit of Black Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Monadnock from near the summit of Black Mountain

Topographic map of Black Mountain

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 30 northwest from Brattleboro toward West Dummerston, then take a right onto the iron bridge. After crossing the river, take a right onto Rice Farm Road. The Black Mountain Natural Area parking lot and trailhead will eventually be on the left, under the powerlines.

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