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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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Bear Canyon Loop Trail
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1 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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Verdugo Truck Trail
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465 Completed 432 Reviews

Actually this was an awesome trail, if it was passable? The forest devoured the trail was a major disappointment. Would have enjoyed going all the way through to explore the rest of the trail, it’s going to have to be next time around.

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Bear Canyon Loop Trail
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465 Completed 432 Reviews

AllTrails app for some reason was buggy in this area, tracking did not save and cell reception was weak at Bear Canyon Loop Trail but was perfect at San Juan Loop Trail. Original plan was to loop around Verdugo Truck Trail and descend at Morgan Trail to return to the parking lot, but Verdugo Truck Trail was just a total mess, a complete jungle, it was wretched, irritating and annoying, had to bail and retreat. Will have to return in the future and explore Bear Canyon loop. The views were indeed panoramic ascending, especially at the west and south made up for the disappointment at Verdugo.

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San Juan Loop Trail
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465 Completed 432 Reviews

It's a must see trail, best to do clockwise, because the trail clearly needs some maintenance after the campground if you're going counter clockwise, the shrubs totally devoured the trail, Dog friendly (no doggy bag provided, if you get the hint?) and requires a $5 parking fee. There are countless photographic opportunities, with incredible panoramic views everywhere on the trail, don’t forget your camera and a hat, this trail is around 30 to 40 percent shaded.

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El Cariso Nature Trail
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

This was a fun little trail to do with the six year old. It's a loop that crosses a paved road twice. There are interpretive signs, courtesy of an eagle project. We also went the few yards out of our way to visit the wildfire firefighter memorial, a somber spot. There are a few ups and downs, but nothing major. The entire trail is one person wide; a stroller would be impossible, bikes are not permitted. Besides the signs teaching about the local flora and fauna, there is an abandoned mine entrance to add interest. There are three "visitors" spots at the ranger station, where you can park for free. Otherwise, parking at the campground across the street or at the picnic area is going to cost you $5 or an adventure pass. We were there on the Saturday of Memorial day, and there were a few families at the campground, but no one else on the trail, that we saw.

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