Black Star Canyon Trail

HARD 760 reviews

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

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1013 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog 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

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11 days ago

Went back in March during the rainy season and the waterfall at the end was beautiful and there was water flowing through the trail. Went back during June and the waterfall was barely even a waterfall anymore. All the water dried up. Also found graffiti on the rocks (June) to stop and go back.

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11 days ago

A friend and I started early in the morning at 6 am on a Sunday. ( my friend is not a hiker) It was cool weather to begin with and made the hike smoother. When we got to the cave there was no water but understandable because of the summer. We climbed up the cave but there was no rope to get up so you have to be careful. Later on the day it gets crowded with bees but they won't harm you unless you harm them. To the right of the cave up the hill is another way to get up to the top for a nice view. You have to climb and use ropes. Be careful when you go up , who knows how long they have been there but they were pretty sturdy. When you get to the top you have to come back down the same way , there is no trail that leads down , just a heads up. Brings lots of water and to make it easier on first timers I suggest you bring a thick rope of your own to help climb up some bolders and eventually the cave. Which has a small pool inside by the way. The hike was great , hard, challenging but doable and I will be going back when it's filled with more water.

12 days ago

Nice hike.

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15 days ago

Once is good enough for me! Very nice, and a lot of rocks to climb!!!!

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16 days ago

Awesome hike! Great end with the canyon! Would definitely recommend it! Not for the faint of heart

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23 days ago

This hike was super cool. Lots of random/spooky scenes to look at and explore. This hike offers a couple different routes...some harder than others. Definitely worth checking out! I wouldn't recommend bringing children though.

24 days ago

Climbing all those river bed boulders can be a bit treacherous, but it is good fun for those who are in shape and fairly confident in their footing. When you reach the end of the river bed and you're looking at the waterfall, on your right is a steep, not very noticeable trail. It eventually requires some rope-assisted climbing (the ropes are kind of sketchy), but it leads to a summit with a beautiful view.

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25 days ago

good hike with good views. if youre willing to explore into the bushes even better just much harder.

25 days ago

Fun but start early in the day and take plenty of water. Wear the right shoes, lots of boulders to cross.