Black Star Canyon Trail

MODERATE 222 reviews

Black Star Canyon Trail is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Silverado, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.8 miles 925 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

rocky

scramble

Parking located at the trail start point

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

I think this hike is great if you don't mind climbing boulders to get to the fall. We did hiked up the mountain but there wasn't much to see. Pretty much dry with no shading. But I would definitely do the waterfall again. Because of the drought there actually wasn't a "waterfall" but had a pretty cool cave.

1 month ago

I did this trail today and by far it's been the best trail I've encountered so far. I haven't been hiking for long but this trail worked every part of my body with the rock climbing. Will definitely try it again but next time all the way

1 month ago

loved this hike. did it for the first time today and would do it again. loved climbing over the rocks. great cardio workout.

hiking
1 month ago

A nice trail in general. Wide road-width dirt path to follow. A good steady incline with some good wilderness vistas. Saturday morning at 7.30am you'll see lots of mountain bikers and runners.... I rated it a 3 star because the path was a little too boring for me and there was a little too much traffic on that day.

No water at all in August. We did see a couple of wild peacocks up in a tree. we could hear their call for miles. Lots of cyclists but everyone was friendly.

2 months ago

Nice morning hike. The falls are 4 miles in but with the drought it's pretty dry. Hope to go back once some rain hits the area. Lots of mountain bikers but every one was respectful and practiced common courtesy. Very clean trail from waste which is great. Also has good amounts of shade once you head into the canyon.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Kinda creepy alone. Nobody was on the trail. Easy hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike. Be prepared for how long the hike is and be sure to bring lots of water and some protein bars. Would love to go back. Make sure to go more in the winter months when there's more water

3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike, however, get an early start because it gets hot real fast in the canyon. Can't wait to go back!

hiking
4 months ago

A really nice hike/rock climbing trail we suggest going after a little rain to actually see water. But over all fun just stay out of the no trespassing areas since there are people hiding in the bushes.

4 months ago

4 months ago

After parking you need to walk 2.5 miles on a road to actually start hiking up a creek bed to the Black Star Falls. There are big boulders that are relatively easy to climb on the way. It is a fun hike, but if you want to be alone this is not the place. Also can't believe how inconsiderate people are throwing their trash everywhere.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

It was a great hike! From the parking lot to the trail was about a 1.5 mile walk on a paved road. Once you get to the "falls" trail you'll find the stream of water that you'll have to walk through and climb over boulders to get to the waterfall. Very fun will definitely be doing it again!

hiking
4 months ago