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Level: Easiest
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +1,276/1 ft
Total: 34 riders

Mountain Biking Black Star Canyon

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#342 of 1,001 mountain bike trails in California
#4,163 in the world

Aside from the many colorful stories (some true) and urban legends about Black Star Canyon and surrounding areas, Black Star is essentially just a fire road up the side of the Santa Ana Mountains. However it does lead to other trails higher up in the mountains.

First added by swerverider on May 19, 2013. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Black Star Canyon Road, Silverado, CA 92676
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  • TeaWorks

    A simple fire road up with some cool things to see such as a historic indian site, waterfall, and a hidden valley. Take Booby Trap on the way down if you are just going to Beeks Place.

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  • LarrySe

    You need to be in good shape to ride this one to the top, but it's rewarding and worth the affort. Even better to ride on a moon lite night.

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  • Vincent Wu

    Nothing too exciting riding-wise but a long fireroad ascent/descent with some single track options near the top. Otherwise, it offers very nice scenery and serves as one of the easier access roads to main divide to explore other trails in the Santa Anas.

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  • Matthew Aires

    Happened upon this trail by accident while I was visiting California. Probably not a good idea if your from Florida and not used to extended climbs. I made it about 3.5 to 4 miles into the climb before I turned around and enjoyed the downhill. It was definitely a workout. Probably a great place to train up your climbing skills.

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  • Eric Foltz

    Good little hill climb that leads to some better trails up off Main Divide. It is the easiest way up to Main Divide and over the Santa Anas. Good trail to take newer riders on who are looking for a little more of a challenge and a good introduction to longer climbs.

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  • TeaWorks

    As the description says this is a fire road up to the trails you want. But it is a very cool road going through Indian relics, abandoned mine shafts, and waterfalls.

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