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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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San Juan Loop Trail
by Chris Gaylor

4 Completed 3 Reviews

Hit this trail earlier this afternoon with my kids, 11, 7, and 5, it was a fun hike and got a little tricky at times for the youngest one but he enjoyed climbing up the rocky sections. I enjoyed watching them navigate the trails and pretending to be pirates in search of the hidden treasure chest, afterwards they got their rewards at the Candy Store across the street from the trail entrance.

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Tenaja Trail
by Chris Gaylor

4 Completed 3 Reviews

The hike was good, the views are pretty good as well, however I found myself gathering garbage most of the day. Apparently people find it difficult to pack out what they pack in.

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San Juan Loop Trail
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6 Completed 1 Reviews

Very nice trail! Went on 11/21/14 after a rain but it was not too muddy. My dog came with and it was a great little hike with some great mountain views as well as some forest. Will definitely go back soon!

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Main Divide Road
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

I did the south section of this trail. The trail was easy, that is if the highest and drop offs don't unnerve you. I was heading to the Wildomar OHV trail from Ortega hwy. I only did 6 mils of this trail and decided to turn back as it was getting late.

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Bear Canyon Loop Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

great view, watch out for the water tank on the way, DO NOT DRINK WATER FROM IT. we found a dead rat there.
love the place thou

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Bear Canyon Loop Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail, did it as an out and back to four corners. Rested briefly at four corners with my dogs who quickly were stung by super aggressive red ants which seemed to be everywhere at that location. Made for a little discomfort but they pushed through and completed the hike with out further incident. Definitely want to come back and complete the hike as a loop just to see the other terrain.

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San Juan Loop Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

August 11 2014 great litttle hike. easily accessible from lake elsinore off ortega hwy. I went on a friday at 9 am just before the sun really heats things up. fantastic views. beautiful oak trees alongside a right now dry creek. trail was clear of growth and easy to follow. plenty of shrub and natural settings. you get a lot for a little. and afyer you can refuel at the Roadhouse Grill quick drive drom SJ Loop trail toward lake elsinore, what a great view of the lake.

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Sitton Peak Truck Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Very nice hike. Easy hike until you get to the final climb up to the summit. Wonderful view at the top. If you hike at the hottest time in the day like I did, bring lots of water. Will be doing this hike again.

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Tenaja Falls Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Hiked this trail with the hubby. It was an awesome experience, we hiked about two miles past the falls and then turned around and stopped there on the way back. There was a small amount of water at the top but the falls were not flowing because of the drought. The trail itself is very easy with beautiful views. We climbed all over the rocks by the falls and took some awesome pictures. On our way back we stumbled upon a trail that didn't seem to be on the map. The only landmark I remember is an old rusty car. This trail was a lot more difficult. We hiked through small rocks at first, but they became bigger and more difficult as we approached the bottom of the falls. The walk back to the original trail was the most fun since we had to slide down the big rocks to get back to the smaller rocks. Overall an awesome hike! It took us about 3 hours. The only downside I see is the drive there. The road is too small for two cars so drive slowly and carefully!!!

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Bear Canyon Loop Trail
by Paul Garcia

3 Completed 3 Reviews

Pretty nice trail/loop!
Gets pretty warm in the afternoon, but there's a little breeze help cool you down once you get a little elevation.

The ridge trail is a little overgrown in places so wear pants or use poles to push the shrubs off the path.

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