Black Mountain Forest Rte 4S01 Open? Fuller Ridge, etc..

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Black Mountain Forest Rte 4S01 Open? Fuller Ridge, etc..

Postby Sewellymon » Fri Nov 11, 2022 7:06 pm

Hi All,

Been spending a lot of time around Fuller Ridge and Black Mtn hiking, camping, mt biking and bouldering.

Likely the road open but when I asked the ranger up there 2 weeks ago how find out the current 411, he said check the web page. Which is never up to date.

Any advice? The local ranger station never answers their phone, no?
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Re: Black Mountain Forest Rte 4S01 Open? Fuller Ridge, etc..

Postby Florian » Sat Nov 12, 2022 6:27 am

Black Mtn road is closed for the season as are the Black Mtn and Tahquitz Peak fire lookouts.
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Re: Black Mountain Forest Rte 4S01 Open? Fuller Ridge, etc..

Postby Sewellymon » Sat Nov 12, 2022 12:13 pm

Do you know this for a fact? Yes I know Boulder Basin Rd/ closed 2 weeks ago, but isn't the main road typically kept open later in the season? Thnx.
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Re: Black Mountain Forest Rte 4S01 Open? Fuller Ridge, etc..

Postby Florian » Sun Nov 13, 2022 7:31 am

I checked with the Black Mtn tower leader and he confirmed closed for season. Also per this webpage..

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sbnf/re ... ecid=43372
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Re: Black Mountain Forest Rte 4S01 Open? Fuller Ridge, etc..

Postby Sewellymon » Sun Nov 13, 2022 9:53 am

Thank you very much! Not the news I wanted but saves me a wasted trip...
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Re: Black Mountain Forest Rte 4S01 Open? Fuller Ridge, etc..

Postby Florian » Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:37 am

The Black Mtn trail is open if you want to hike up.
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Re: Black Mountain Forest Rte 4S01 Open? Fuller Ridge, etc..

Postby sparky » Tue Jun 20, 2023 10:41 am

anyone been up this road recently and could provide comment on conditions
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Re: Black Mountain Forest Rte 4S01 Open? Fuller Ridge, etc..

Postby Florian » Mon Aug 07, 2023 6:01 pm

I drove the road to Fuller Ridge trailhead and Boulder Basin campground on 7/26. No problem with an AWD vehicle.
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Re: Black Mountain Forest Rte 4S01 Open? Fuller Ridge, etc..

Postby Ellen » Thu Aug 10, 2023 11:57 am

Howdy Florian :)

Thanks so much for the information. I would love to hike Fuller ridge this season.

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Re: Black Mountain Forest Rte 4S01 Open? Fuller Ridge, etc..

Postby AJB » Fri Sep 29, 2023 1:57 pm

A Humber Park Idyllwild ranger station employee told me the Fuller Ridge road has been recently graded (in the last month or two) and conditions are good. She suggested a high clearance vehicle but it sounds like the road should be fairly smooth.
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