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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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Santiago Peak
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8 Completed 8 Reviews

I started at Indian truck trail entry point to my ascent up to the peak. It's a fun trail. Not difficult at all. The towers are cool to visit and the view is spectacular.

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Main Divide Road
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8 Completed 8 Reviews

This is a great off road experience for my first time. Not too difficult, but a great place to get a good feel and learn your vehicle when off roading. Depending on what part of the road you start and head there were some steep roads (but uphill and downhill) with lots of rocks. Overall a very fun place to visit with lots of long trails. Found my way out at Indian truck trail. Have come back at least 2 more times since and visited the Santiago peak (radio towers)

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Bear Canyon Loop Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Fisherman's Camp Trail
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12 Completed 5 Reviews

Started this trail from Fisherman's Camp after heading down from Tenaja Trail. It was cloudy, but on a warmer day I would probably suggest going early to avoid the sun as there isn't much shade. Great views of the canyon, and awesome rock formations along the way. Pretty steady grade the whole way up the switchbacks with some level spots around the corners. Tons of wildflower a right now!

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Tenaja Trail
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12 Completed 5 Reviews

We hiked this trail on 5/9, it was overcast and amazing! But be aware that TICKS ARE EVERYWHERE right now. Each member of our ground had multiple ticks on their clothes, we had to pick up the pace and jog through the last mile or so just to get away from them! So spray repellant liberally before you go if headed out in rhe Spring. Otherwise the trail is nice and shady once you get past the trailhead, and there are plenty of great views along the way. For a dramatic change in scenery, and to avoid trekking back through the ticks, once you get to the fisherman's camp you can continue up Fisherman's Camp Trail. After some switchbacks it will meet Wildomar Road and you will loop back to the parking lot after a good climb.

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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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33 Completed 9 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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33 Completed 9 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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