Hiking Black Rock Mountain in the winter was a gnarly adventure, but in the summer months the hike is straightforward and only moderately difficult. Getting to the trailhead of this hike is an adventure as you will need to 4×4 through a (mostly dried up) riverbed. The hike has some easy scrambling, but the most difficult part is the steep final push to the summit. At the top you are rewarded by unreal 360-degree views of the Rockies. Check out the video of our adventure at Black Rock Mountain here!
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Black Rock Mountain – Adventure Statistics
Time Required: 4-5 Hours
Location: 45km west of Calgary
Distance: 10.9km round trip
Highest Elevation: 2440m
Elevation Gain: 980m
Difficulty: 7/10 – Consistent elevation gain.
Season: May to October for summer conditions.
Additional Requirements: 4×4 vehicle to reach the trailhead.