San Francisco: Black Mountain Trail

Watch for black-tailed deer on this steep up-and-back 9-mile hike, which climbs through Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve to the top of 2,805-foot Black Mountain.
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Watch for black-tailed deer on this steep up-and-back 9-mile hike, which climbs through Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve to the top of 2,805-foot Black Mountain.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 7.2

Waypoints

BMT001

Location: 37.3518486022949, -122.138000488281

Head straight through gate at trailhead, passing caretaker's house on L; straight second gate

BMT002

Location: 37.3493003845215, -122.137252807617

Bear R @ Y for view of San Francisco Bay looking north

BMT003

Location: 37.3478012084961, -122.136299133301

Bear R @ Y

BMT004

Location: 37.3470497131348, -122.140167236328

Turn R @ 5-way junction

BMT005

Location: 37.3453330993652, -122.146514892578

Bear R @ Y

BMT006

Location: 37.342700958252, -122.146018981934

Straight @ 3-way

BMT007

Location: 37.339298248291, -122.143630981445

Bear L for view of San Francisco Bay looking S; San Jose sits in the distance

BMT008

Location: 37.3310661315918, -122.14185333252

Bear R @ Y

BMT009

Location: 37.3194847106934, -122.146049499512

Straight through gate; look for antennae on R

BMT010

Location: 37.3185997009277, -122.146118164062

Turn R @ 3-way, ascend toward dirt road

BMT011

Location: 37.318115234375, -122.147430419922

Bear L @ Y onto Monte Bello Rd. (dirt road)

BMT012

Location: 37.3174819946289, -122.147415161133

Turn R @ 3-way for Black Mtn. Summit (2,805 ft.); look W for Skyline Ridge; E for San Francisco Bay; S for Mt. Hamilton; return to trailhead