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Black Mountain #5


Black Mountain #5 is located in Kern County, about 5 miles north of Wofford Heights, 175 miles from Los Angeles. It lies within the Sequoia National Forest. Black Mountain #5 was added to the HPS Peak List in 1970. See the Summit Signature for more history and some background about the name of the peak.

Peak Guides
HPS has one current documented route to the peak. Route 1 is 3 miles round trip with a total of 1200' of gain, following an abandoned road and use trail from Black Mountain Saddle to the summit.

Older Peak Guides (routes may no longer be legal or safe, use caution!): 1972, 1993 and Microsoft Word version from 2003.

Black from Split, 2002
Photo by Wolf Leverich

Maps! Lots of maps!

Current Conditions

Trip Reports from our Archives

Emblems earned on Black Mountain #5
  • 30 September 1972 - Maureen Cates, 100 Peaks Emblem #312
  • 24 June 1995 - Betty Sterrett, 200 Peaks Bar #324
  • 12 May 1999 - Hugh Blanchard, First List Completion #213
  • 4 October 2004 - Ron Zappen, Fifth List Completion #14
  • 24 May 2009 - Anne Howell, 200 Peaks Bar #445

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