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Black Mountain Natural Area

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Short hike to outstanding overlook. Easy terrain. Good for families.
Near:Brattleboro, VT
Distance:1.5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:300 ft
Hike Time:1 hours
Trail Condition:Fire road/pavement
HikeType:Out and Back

Summary: This is an easy hike along an old woods road to an outstanding viewpoint.
Catch the road just beyond the gate. The trail is not blazed but is quite evident. Continue on this road staying left at each junction. It's an uphill walk, but not too steep.

GPS users will find the summit at N 42 55.008 W 072 35.465

Trailhead: Route 91 to exit 3. Take Route 5 (Putney Rd) south toward Brattleboro.
After roughly 1/4 mile make right onto Black Mountain Road. Stay on Black Mountain Road for several miles. It makes many turns.

Stay left at junction with Dutton Farm Rd. Entrance is on left about a mile after junction with Dutton Farm Rd. Park on shoulder but do not block gate. (Lat:42.91895 Lon:-72.58667)

Trail Guides for Black Mountain Natural Area:
100 Classic Hikes of the Northeast
by Jared Gange  (Hunnington Graphics)

Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: The Nature Conservancy of Vermont (802) 229-4425
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Brian Sniatkowski, who has posted  50 other hikes on this site
Trail Reviews  Submit your own review
Reviewed by Barb on 8/13/2016
I think there is some confusion with the naming of this hike, per Brian. This is NOT the Black Mountain Natural Area Trail, which is considerably longer (2.8 miles round trip) and more difficult. This hike is on Posted/No Trespassing land and really goes no where and there is no view at the top.8.13.2016

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