Black Mountain Walk

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6.4 km
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206 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The Black Mountain Walk is an excellent adventure near Belfast that won’t require too much effort, but will still produce some amazingly scenic views. While out on the trail, you will climb uphill towards the summit of Black Mountain, where you will enjoy a commanding view that overlooks the city of Belfast and Belfast Lough. This is a great weekend excursion that the entire family will enjoy.

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Route Description for Black Mountain Walk

Featuring little in the way of challenging terrain and breathtaking views overlooking Belfast, the Black Mountain Walk is an amazing trail that you certainly will not want to miss out on. With a well-maintained path, easy parking, and only a small amount of elevation gain, this really is a perfect adventure to get the entire family onto the trails and enjoying nature.

Setting out from the Divis car park, you will make your way to the northeast along the track and follow it past The Barn Coffee Shop, which is an excellent place to pop in for a quick snack or drink to enjoy on your walk. From here, you will follow along the track as it climbs uphill, eventually branching off to the right onto The Ridge Trail.

After a short distance along this path, you will find yourself at the summit of Black Mountain, where you will be greeted by sweeping views across the whole of Belfast. Once you have spent enough time atop the peak taking in the natural beauty of Northern Ireland, you can simply retrace your steps to return to the car park where you began.

Getting to the Black Mountain Walk Trailhead

The trailhead for the Black Mountain Walk can be found at the Divis Car Park, just west of Belfast on Divis Road.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground


  • When to do


  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly


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  • Route Type

    Out and back

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