Black Mountain

Elevation: 7,078 ft

Climbing information for this peak is found on page 63.


Black Mountain, located in the Clearwater National Forest, is the highest point in the Mallard Larkins Pioneer Area, a defacto wilderness, and it has 2,217 feet of prominence. The peak had a fire lookout placed on it’s summit in 1932, and as far as I know it is still in use.

The peak can be climbed via a trail from the North Fork Clearwater River. The trail is steep and gains roughly 5,500 feet in 8 miles.

Class 1

USGS Topo: Mallard Creek

Black Mountain Lookout. United States Forest Service Photo

Black Mountain Lookout. United States Forest Service Photo

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Northern Clearwater Mountains

Longitude: -115.55189   Latitude: 46.87879

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