Monday, October 20, 2014

Black Canyon Trail

The Black Canyon Trail is a seldom, if ever, used trail in the park. But what a great trail. It is still marked but a bit hard to follow in places. Someone, a few years back, put marking tape on a few trees along the way, but it is fading fast. We hiked this trail for the first time in two years last Friday and found it both challenging and wonderful.

This trail is on the east side across from Black Canyon point, just across from the little camping area at the bay at Black Canyon. This hike takes some time, it took us a bit over two hours but it is worth the time. Not overly strenuous but does have some pretty serious uphill's as you walk.

Because this trail would take too much work for bicycles it has become a kind of forgotten walk. It was better before the fire as were all of the park burn areas.

Give it a try - this might be the best hike in the park, big rocks, trees, wildlife, views and great exercise. I took over 100 photos and will attempt to post five or six, or maybe 11.
The Start

Into the wood

Sometimes at the end of the trail something unexpected, a long forgotten CCC road and hidden CCC culvert.