Black Mountain 6355

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Located in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Black Mountain Subregion and east of Boron, BM6355 is a straight-through over the sandy washes and scrub of a desert basin. The trail winds its way up and through a narrow valley of the Gravel Hills, ending at the southern border of the Grass Valley Wilderness. At the trail's southern end is a memorial for David P. Cooley, an F22 test pilot who lost his life in a crash in this area in 2009.

The trail passes through a mix of public, protected, and private lands, and dispersed camping is allowed on BLM land when meeting the BLM Camping Guidelines. The trail has numerous flat sandy locations for dispersed camping and a few pre-disturbed sites with rock fire rings.

During high fire danger, campfires may be restricted, and if planning to camp here, one should review the current BLM Campfire Restrictions and have a Campfire Permit.

BM6355 is an easy trail, but the Gravel Hills' narrow passes present short rocky climbs requiring a high clearance two-wheel drive vehicle.