Black Mountain Open Space Park (Miner's Loop Trail)


Only 20 miles from the Museum, visit Black Mountain Open Space Park and its ridges, canyons, and chaparral covered hills. Offering more than 2,300 acres, take the Miner’s Loop Trail and hike through coastal sage scrub and chaparral habitats while viewing the remains of an old arsenic mine. Home to many native plants like Mission Manzanita, Lemonadeberry, and Chamise to name a few, this is an intermediate 4-mile loop with an elevation gain/loss of 450 feet.

If you’re lucky, you might spot a quail!

Join the Canyoneers for this and other guided hikes in southern California.

PHOTO CREDIT: Jim Varnell, Canyoneers