Black Star Canyon Trail

#1 of 6 trails in Limestone Canyon Regional Park
Black Star Canyon Trail is a 15.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Silverado, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

15.6 miles 2155 feet Out & Back
dog friendly kid friendly hiking mountain biking trail running walking cave river waterfall rocky scramble
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Black Star Canyon is a 6 mile out and back trail located near Silverado, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but should be kept on leash.

Justin Knuth
2 days ago

4 Completed2 Reviews

A really nice hike/rock climbing trail we suggest going after a little rain to actually see water. But over all fun just stay out of the no trespassing areas since there are people hiding in the bushes.

Richard Russell
4 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

David King
5 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

After parking you need to walk 2.5 miles on a road to actually start hiking up a creek bed to the Black Star Falls. There are big boulders that are relatively easy to climb on the way. It is a fun hike, but if you want to be alone this is not the place. Also can't believe how inconsiderate people are throwing their trash everywhere.

Cattrina Flores
11 days ago

7 Completed6 Reviews

Mohamed Orabi
12 days ago

5 Completed2 Reviews

Cattrina Flores
12 days ago

7 Completed6 Reviews

It was a great hike! From the parking lot to the trail was about a 1.5 mile walk on a paved road. Once you get to the "falls" trail you'll find the stream of water that you'll have to walk through and climb over boulders to get to the waterfall. Very fun will definitely be doing it again!

Eric Dobbs
14 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Erik Simpkins
15 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Daniel Williams
17 days ago

3 Completed1 Reviews

Grady Mercier
19 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Once you get off of the flat trail and turn towards the falls, it's a rough but fun hike which involves a lot of climbing over rocks! Had a blast!

Konrad Braun
25 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Gwen Runyararo
1 month ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Pretty awesome hike with great greenery once you get into the national forest. Loved having to climb over the rocks. A little challenging for no. Hikers but fun nonetheless. Make sure you hike with a buddy.

Brenda Bourges
1 month ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Fantastic hike in Orange County! Lots of walking and then trampling over rocks and boulders while following a stream to a waterfall!!! It was awesome! Great workout if you move your ass. It's a good 1.5 miles (or more even) walking to the trail head. You can bike this part if you want to cut down on time.

DO NOT EXPECT A WATERFALL - it sometimes flows like a proper waterfall should and at times just a little tinkle to completely dry...but beautiful regardless.

WEAR GOOD HIKING SHOES - not flip flops like I have seen unless you are dying to break your ankle.

If you can't find the trail head, chances are you have not gone far enough on the path. When in doubt, dive into the river/stream down below on your right and follow it up stream...eventually you will hit a rock facing you can't climb over and that is where the waterfall might be falling...or not.

Renee Burr
1 month ago

12 Completed2 Reviews

Maddi Thompson
2 months ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

Great time today, definitely going to feel it tomorrow! Beautiful views and 1 ONE clear trail. We wanted to hike to where the waterfall was at. But we never saw the trail that led to that. There are very little signs to tell you where to go.
But the scenery was great and it was a good workout!

Amanda Moreno
2 months ago

18 Completed5 Reviews

great hike

Carlos CHraicing
2 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Good place.

Ramiro Acuna
2 months ago

8 Completed7 Reviews

This was a fun trail even though it started off a little boring. It was a little challenging at times but that was the fun part. Definitely looking forward to returning when there is more water at the falls.

Jennifer Orellana
2 months ago

15 Completed15 Reviews

Giul U.
2 months ago

5 Completed7 Reviews

It's a 6 miles round trip, easy at the beginning and harder going up as the boulders get bigger. I missed the turn to the falls the first time so be alert. Not recommended for small children or small dogs as you will need to carry them. The trail is shaded. The first part of the trail is paved and not shaded (@ 1.5 miles). Hope you get to see some water. Have fun :)