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Black Star Canyon Trail

Silverado, CA

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.

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Sitton Peak Truck Trail
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12 Completed 5 Reviews

I would definitely recommend this trail for a solid but not too strenuous day hike! The last 1/3 - 1/2 mile heading to the peak was the most strenuous with some VERY steep grades!

The terrain is scenic with lots of different wild flowers and native shrubs. We did this hike in late May and ran into a lot of flies. Forces you to keep moving. :)

Not too many hikers and the peak was very quiet and peaceful.

Note, I think the track associated with this hike on AllTrails is incorrect - it's too long. However, the tracks recorded by other hikers seem to look more accurate. We didn't record our hike.

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Ortega Falls
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

A must see after a heavy rain. if you scramble to the top there are small rock pools to enjoy.

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Tenaja Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Ortega Falls
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Good work out nice rock climbing no water :-(.

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Sitton Peak Truck Trail
by joy b

47 Completed 3 Reviews

Sitton Peak offers amazing views! The last stretch to the peak is a little rough. Slippery sand and rocky, had to use my hands and feet a few times. Hiking poles came in handy. The Sitton Peak sign was missing. There was a broken glass and trash at peak from previous group. Definitely disappointing others don't pack it in pack it out. Going back down was really slippery but the rough part is very short even though it seems long. Take your time going up & down on the finally leg of the peak and you'll be fine!

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Bear Canyon Loop Trail to Sitton Peak
by joy b

47 Completed 3 Reviews

The Bear Canyon Loop was a great trail! We spotted a horney toad on the trail! Definitely rocky so beware. Hiking poles are a good idea. We did the entire loop, I believe it was a little over 6 miles; 3.2 to 4 corners and 3.6 back to Ortega.

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Bear Canyon Loop Trail to Sitton Peak
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great hike, the view from Sitton Peak is amazing. The trail was pretty moderate until the last park of the hike to Sitton Peak, that park is pretty intense but well worth it.

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Tenaja Falls Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Ortega Falls
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7 Completed 5 Reviews

did this short trail, more of a beaten path than a trail. nice scenery for a short hike. highway noise is a constant. hoping for a waterfall because of the recent rains but it was a very small trickle. trailhead is a turnout with the path being visisible on the side the top of the falls is visible from the same turnout so you can see if there is any water on it.

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Bear Canyon Loop Trail to Sitton Peak
by Joshua Lum

12 Completed 4 Reviews

Good hike. This trail is listed as 6.4 miles, but I recorded it as 7.0 mi. We didn't go to the peak today since it was our first 6+ mi hike with our 13month old. Slight uphill climb pretty much the whole way to four corners. Mostly sand/dirt trail with the occasional patches of rocks. Trail was well maintained and clean. Ran into on party of hikers who reported sighting a rattlesnake in vicinity (within 0.25 mi) of four corners.

And the best part? We hiked at 1:00pm on a Sunday and only ran into three hiking parties the whole time!!! Definitely hitting this trail up again.

2750 mL of water was a good amount spilt between two adults, one toddler, and one German Shepherd.