Black Diamond
Trekking and Running Poles

BD’s Distance, Alpine, and Trail Series trekking poles are among the strongest, lightest and most versatile three-and four-season trekking poles on-or off-the trail.

Choosing the Right Trekking Poles:

Each series of our poles is designed with a set of features that cater to specific mountain endeavors. Adjustment technology, pole materials, grip materials, and storage technology are all features that vary between each line of trekking poles. Below, we’ve outlined which poles are best suited for specific activities, to help you settle on the right pole for your next adventure.

Which adventurer are you?

For the Ultra Trail Runner:

Distance Carbon

For the Avid Trail Runner:

Distance FLZ

For the Multi-Day Hiker:

Elite Poles

For the Everyday hiker:

Daily poles



Speed Cone technology comes from our expertise in avalanche probe design—a key component of Z-Poles’ stiffness and fast deployment. Simply grab the grip and the first shaft section, and pull them away from each other. The pole will snap into place and lock. Each Speed Cone guides a shaft section into place, and stiffens the joint when the pole is locked. Protective, flexible tube ends cover the pole’s Kevlar® center cord when folded.

Z-Poles’ Rapid Deployment System consists of three key components:

  • Concealed inner cord
  • Single push-button release to collapse the pole
  • One-pull, Speed Cone deployment


Interchangeable Carbide Tech Tips provide added bite on ice and other hard surfaces. Quiet, non-scarring Rubber Tech Tips won’t damage trails or rock and feature excellent grip and durability.


Designed with efficiency, packability and usability in mind, Flicklock is the embodiment of our light-and-fast philosophy. For when you need a workhorse, FlickLock technology offers secure, fast and easy adjustments, making miles on trail easier.


The most secure pole-adjustment mechanism available, FlickLock® Pro features a forged aluminum construction and a low-profile design for ultimate clamping force when you need it most.



"The only way to define your limits is by going beyond them"- Aurthur Clark

Running Poles

When quick-storing capability, rapid deployment and long-distance ability are all paramount, our Distance Series trekking poles offer Z-pole functionality for adjustments on the fly and design features that will put you where you need to be.


Hiking/Walking poles

The BD Trail Series trekking poles are built for 4-season versatility and expertly balance comfort, features and durability.

  • Trail Explorer 3 Trek Poles

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  • Trail Sport Trek Poles

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  • Black diamond carbon z poles 2022

    Distance Carbon Z Poles

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  • Distance Flz Poles

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  • Alpine Carbon Cork Trek Poles -Women’s

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