Dog-friendly Black Mountain Trail

Black Mountain Trail

Banning, California 92220
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This is a strenuous hike located 1.3 miles south of the Vista Grande Fire Station. The trail begins in chaparral at 4480 ft. and ends on the forested slopes of Black Mountain, elevation 7772 ft.

There are excellent views of the Banning Pass and Mt. San Gorgonio. This trail passes through a Research Natural Area containing ecosystems used for research and study purposes. Lookout tower close by.

To reach the trail, drive south from Banning on Highway 243 for 13 miles until you reach Black Mountain Trail, just 1.25 miles past the Vista Grande Ranger Station.

Help us keep this trail beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules as they may have changed
• If in an off-leash area, keep your dog under voice command
• Respect and protect wildlife and habitats
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints

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