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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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Tenaja Falls Trail
by Cristen Wohlgemuth

6 Completed 1 Reviews

As you would expect at this time of year, the trail is drier with less tree coverage than some of the photos depict, but its a great hike. The creek and fall are also both totally dried up right now, but the underlying rocks are still a lot of fun to climb on. Some of the other reviewers note that the road out is a bit treacherous, I would add that it is also very long! Be prepared for another 30 minutes of driving on a narrow, pot-holed, winding road once you enter Cleveland Forest. It is a beautiful drive with several scenic turnouts for photos and such, but you begin to wonder if you'll ever get to the trailhead!

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Sitton Peak Truck Trail
by Accursia Baldassano

1 Completed 1 Reviews

Ran from the Ortega Hwy on Bear Canyon trail up to 4 corners, followed trail for Sitton Peak until we came upon a sign with Sitton Peak pencilled in at bottom pointing up side of hill. So we took that path up the side of the hill. It was a rocky climb up that we could not run. Worth the hike up for the impressive views. It took us right next to the summit. The peak on the all trails map did not match. So I have submitted to change the summit location. Go early we had shade most of the morning 6am-8am. Only saw 1 Tarantula, no snakes, lots of animal droppings but no encounters. Gave it 4 stars, because the trail map did not match. My elevation photo is Bear Canyon Trail out to 4 corners, up to the peak and then return to 4 corners and take Verdugo Trail back to highway.

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Fisherman's Camp Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Its a great hike. I wouldn't mtn bike here. It isn't allowed and they will bust you bigger than Sh***

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Santiago Peak
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13 Completed 13 Reviews

A drive up for the most part but lots of views from the radio infested location.

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Sitton Peak Truck Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Sitton Peak Truck Trail
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Another great hike with a rewarding view at the end.

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Sitton Peak Truck Trail
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6 Completed 6 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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54 Completed 20 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 7 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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