The Black Mountain┬áRetreat Center sits amidst plenty of wide open spaces as well as dense forest, so you can make time for the great outdoors whether you prefer sun or shade. Far from the highways, away from major flight-paths, there is little to disturb the peace of this beautiful place. As you sit or walk, notice how the loudest noise is often just the sound of a large bird’s wings sweeping through the clear air. Lower down, it might be the buzz of the humming-bird. Breathe deeply… this is some of the purest air you will find anywhere.

Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails
There are a number of marked trails for your enjoyment, allowing for quick and easy strolls or longer hikes.

Upper Meadow

Upper Meadow
With spectacular views over the Sonoma coast down to Bodega Head and beyond, this area has been used for morning meditation sessions, picnics and special ceremonies. Find your spot.

Lower Meadow

Lower Meadow
Surrounded by wooded slopes, this large meadow is a great place for active games, sitting in circle or simply lying around and gazing at the sky.

Central Fire Ring

Central Fire Ring
Get relaxed and inspired around the fire with your group in the evening. Firewood is available for an extra charge (please call to request) or you can bring your own.