Black Mountain #6 is located in Kern County, about 13 miles south of
Inyokern, 124 miles from Los Angeles. It is an extinct volcano,
located on BLM land in the
El Paso Mountains Wilderness.
Black Mountain #6 was added to the HPS Peak List
See the Summit Signature for
more history and some background about the name of the peak.
HPS has three documented routes to the
peak. Route 1 is 4 miles round
trip with a total of 1450' gain, an interesting cross country hike
via ridges and gullies, passing the crater en route.
Route 2 is 9 miles
round trip, and 2000' gain, a combination of dirt road and cross-country.
Route 3 is shorter and less complicated
than Route 1: 3 miles round trip, 1500' gain, from a trailhead a mile and
a half further in. All the roads in this area are dirt and can be challenging