I made the short drive out to Little Black Mountain at the end of May and by then it was pretty hot. Be sure to bring plenty of water. There is no water at the site but there is a picnic table and bathroom. The drive wasn’t long, the road was a little rough but my 2wd truck didn’t have any problems. I even saw a mini van out there. I arrived at the dirt parking lot sooner than I planned. The mountain itself is a small mesa with crumbly sandstone boulders breaking off of it. A lot of these are covered in petroglyphs, some very well preserved.
There is a groomed path for most of the area but I wouldn’t say it’s well maintained. Strollers and wheelchairs will have some difficulty out there. The area is a BLM property so it’s federal land but it is free to get in.
I camped near the site and took a bunch of night photos. If you go just past the parking lot you will see a few free campsites. They are not maintained but have fire pits which people have built and are relatively quiet.
Overall this is a cool little hike. It’s not intense and you can easily do it in an afternoon plus it’s a great opportunity to learn a little about the area’s previous people.