Black Star Canyon to Silverado Motorway - Trail, Silverado, California

Black Star Canyon to Silverado Motorway - Trail, Silverado, California

DESCRIPTION

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.

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 13, 2005]
Bomber Harris
Cross Country Rider

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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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 08, 2003]
psrrobbins
Weekend Warrior

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.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 03, 1999]
Craig

The motor way is steep and fun with a great jump at the bottom. It does get loose in some of the steeper sections.

Customer Service

I recommend climbing Silvarado over Black Star. You can still decsend the Motorway. Some crazy guy living in Black Star shot rock salt at me. I won't do that again. The divide road from the top of Silvarado to the Motorway is a blast with lots of steep up and down. Just park at the top of Silvarado and end up back at the car. 17 miles-3900 ft of climb

Similar Products Used:

Old Camp

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 27, 1999]
TK

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..........

Similar Products Used:

Santiago trail, Holy Jim, Harding TT

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Dec 15, 2000]
Beam

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

Customer Service

Same

Similar Products Used:

Skyline to Santiago peak(better be tough as nails)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jan 20, 2002]
Caston

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.

Customer Service

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

Similar Products Used:

Santiago Trail

OVERALL
RATING
3
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RATING
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