Silverado Canyon Motorway Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Silverado Canyon Motorway Trail is a 6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Silverado, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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 but must be kept on leash.

6.0 miles
1932 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


mountain biking

nature trips


horseback riding


wild flowers


2 months ago

4 months ago

You can definitely skip leg-day after this trek. Once you hit the trail, it's 3 miles of straight up. Single track trail (lots of gravel). Gorgeous views the entire way, especially at the top. Watch out for mountain bikers coming down... There's a reason it's called the "Motorway." Water crossing at the trail head. Absolutely No tree cover!!! If you're thinking of doing this in the Summer, start early!

Trail head parking is extremely sparse (5-6 designated spots) with a sign posted "No parking unless within designated spot." Adventure pass required.