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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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Sitton Peak Truck Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

The view from the top is worth the last bit of scramble to get there. Bring a picnic and spend some time up there. And keep a good eye out for the rusted airplane that crashed nearby the trail many years ago.

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Morgan Trail
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51 Completed 18 Reviews

Nice trail. Not many uphill and downhill sections but a nice hike nonetheless. Shady in about 1/3 of the trail. I started at the Bear Canyon Trail by the candy store and hiked out to the end of Morgan at Killen Road. You can also get to this trail from Killen Road and hike in to the candy store or even make a left at Bear Canyon and go to 4 Corners, and if you have the energy, Sitton Peak. Lots of flowers in bloom and the hike was nice but started getting pretty hot around noon. I did a total of 11.3 miles (using MapMyHike app) and took 3 hours and 47 minutes. If you go out to the end of the trail at the Morgan Trailhead at Killen Road there is a picnic table and if you cross the road get a nice view of Lake Elsinore. I also had to move out of the way, pretty quickly, for two horseback riders but they were very cordial.

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San Juan Loop Trail
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7 Completed 8 Reviews

Easy trail through nice scenery. In some places, the trail isn't well marked. We enjoy stopping at the candy store afterwards.

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Santiago Peak
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9 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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9 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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13 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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13 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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