Black Mountain Natural Area

Total Distance: 2.3 Miles

Hiking Time:  3 hours

Vertical Rise: 1,000 Feet

Difficulty: Moderate

Special Attractions: Pitch pine and scrub oak barrens with river and mountain views.

A short, energetic, family hike to a backcountry peak thats close to town.

Directions to 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 the shoulder but do not block gate.