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Black Star Canyon Trail

Silverado, CA

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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.

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Fisherman's Camp Trail
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62 Completed 2 Reviews

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Tenaja Trail
by Olrac Olecram

9 Completed 3 Reviews

This is where we got lost with our dog for almost 10 hours in the middle of the forest! It was fun and good scenery but traumatic because I failed to navigate in going back. It was scary and maximum adventure!!! Definitely not doing it again for the mean time; however, it is a good hiking trail. Just be prepared and have some enough water to hydrate.

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San Juan Loop Trail
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26 Completed 8 Reviews

This was a nice, short 2.1 mile hike. I combined it with the Bear Canyon Trail since they are right across the street from one another. Lots of shade, hills, nice views, and rocks. One note, the Candy Store no longer sells day passes. The warden will put an envelope on your car and you mail them the money when you get home. This was told to me by the woman in the candy store!

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Bear Canyon Loop Trail
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26 Completed 8 Reviews

Trail was a decent trail. Went end of March 2015 and the flowers were all out. Problem is there was a loud humming and buzzing of bees for most of the walk into 4 Corners. It got so bad at some points that I almost turned around and went back. Because of the bugs and bees I only went to 4 Corners and then back to trailhead. Didn't go to Sitton Peak. I can do that another time. Since I didn't go up to Sitton Peak when I got back to trailhead I just crossed the street and did the 2.6 mile San Juan Loop Trail which was actually pretty nice. Both hikes totaled 9.7 miles. Just a note, the Candy Store does not sell day passes anymore. They told me that the wardens will come around and put an envelope on your car and when you get home you put $5.00 in it and mail it in. When I got back to car, after 3 hours, there was no envelope. There is a good amount of shade on both trails but the tops are sunny and it was getting hot. Not a bad hike.

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Sitton Peak Truck Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Great views at the top. Watch out for snakes on the trail.

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Bear Canyon Loop Trail
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40 Completed 30 Reviews

Got so bored with this trail that we decided to go straight up the side of the mountain (off to the left) to get the views! Nice outing but probably wouldn't do it again

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Bear Canyon Loop Trail
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike. I am still a beginner with asthma, so the inclines in the beginning really got me but I was able to push through it. There is definitely a pretty good incline on the last leg before hitting four corners. I took the bear ridge trail to loop back to the bear canyon. It inclines at first, maybe the first 10 minutes if that, then it is all down hill pretty much. It took my friend and I roughly 2 hours to complete. Lots of lizards, condors, flowers.

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Tenaja Trail
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13 Completed 8 Reviews

Hiked this trail this morning. About 50 degrees and sprinkling on and off but great hike nonetheless. Trail is well marked and easy to follow. Heard what sounded like wood peckers and found about 10 brown lizards on the trail about a mile from the trailhead and all were in no hurry to get out of the traveled path. They blend in with the leaves, easy to step on so please watch your step.

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Ortega Falls
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

there is no water right now it dried up.

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Main Divide Road
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

Fun trail ride! It is really bumpy due to the rocks which can get old after a while, but the views are awesome! To get to the trail start on North Main Divide Truck Trail, not the one where the pin is. Besides that confusion it was pretty simple to find. Also once you get to the top you can take Indian Truck Trail out and it will drop you off close to I-15. This is shorter than following the main divide and similar in difficulty level. We had a great time though!

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