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Black Star Canyon to Silverado Motorway

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

This trail is mostly fireroad, but it ends w/ a nice 3 mile singletrack downhill. The ride begins w/ a gradual climb 7.5 mile until you reach Main Divide Truck Trail. Make a right and continue for about 10 miles until you reach the Silverado Motorway. When you reach the bottom head back through the town of Silverado and you will eventually reach your car.
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Latitude
33.758527202330086
Longitude
-117.67653465270996
Trail Directions
Take Chapman Ave. (Orange) east. Chapman turns into Santiago Canyon Rd. Turn off on to Silverado Canyon Rd. and take the first left which is Black Star Canyon Rd. Park at the end of the road near the gate.
Trail Length
26 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Silverado
   


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Review Date
December 13, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Bomber Harris ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Just wanted to up date, that this ride is fairly free from scarey locals. I've ridden here a few times with no issues. There are a few private residences along the way that you need to stay out of & stick to the road at all times. Large groups, trash & high speeds on the lower road wouldn't help matters. But a great ride up to the hills & a good loop for the Sliverado Moterway.



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Review Date
November 8, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: psrrobbins ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I was hiking in the area today, November 08,2003 with my girlfriend and my dog. The "crazy guy" repeatedly tried to run us down with his truck. We want to do something about it and get the OC Sheriff involved. We can describe our assailant please send me any information that you can regarding incidences and your description of the "crazy guy" so we can tell the authorities if is the same person.



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Review Date
January 20, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Caston , from Sunset Beach, CA

Summary:
This is a great ride. First 2.5 miles up canyon is a gradual climb warmup before you start the 2 mile uphill. Beautiful scenery on top as you ride past Hidden Valley Ranch. As far as the crazy guy who shoots at you at the base of the climb, yes, I have been shot at, but guess what? they tore down his shack and he is gone :-)) The 26 mile loop is a workout so be prepared! You can always turn around a couple of miles past Hidden Valley and have a downhill back if you are running out of steam for @ 14 mile ride.

Recommended Route:
Park at the end of Blackstar Road, head straight up fire road past gate.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Santiago Trail



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Review Date
December 15, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Beam , from Corona

Summary:
This is a good climb. If your not in shape, go to Disneyland instead.Fun singletrack on the way back down.

Recommended Route:
Same

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Skyline to Santiago peak(better be tough as nails)



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Review Date
August 27, 1999

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: TK , from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Summary:
This ride is a whopper, a strong climb up to the divide via blackstar (watch out for the Deliverence homesteaders), then the work really starts as the 10 miles of big rollers will eat you up, and by the time you get to the motorway you are either Tinker or toast. The descent down the motorway is a big 'ol steep, rocky singletrack, not for the fearful types......take plenty of water, powerbars, and suncreen, this ride is serious..........

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Santiago trail, Holy Jim, Harding TT



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