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Blackstar Canyon Road/Black Star

Intermediate
 3.3 (7)

An easy dirt road with a lot of climbing through the beautiful Santa Ana Mountains.


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Map Key

8.6

Miles

13.8

KM

Doubletrack

2,858' 871 m

High

867' 264 m

Low

2,065' 629 m

Up

260' 79 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

From the gate near the parking area, the road is flat and paved for about a half mile before making a big right turn onto a double wide dirt road. The road only slightly climbs for a bit, slowly twisting through a pleasant shaded valley. The trail steadily gets steeper until you reach a wide, left-hand switchback, the first of many that will soon elevate you above the valley.

The road/trail dips in and out of the contours of the steep land, which are mostly covered by wild grass, scrub brush, sage, and sparse clumps of trees across the sunny, dry hills.

When descending the fire road, watch for a few skinny, loose single tracks near the top. The first one starts literally a few feet south of the swinging gate-fence near the intersection with Main Divide Truck Trail. Look for the second one on the left a few hundred yards after rejoining the fire road. It's very easy to zoom right past, so slow down and look for a mile marker-type road sign on the left that's bent at an odd angle. The trail starts right after that sign.

There are a few more on the way down, but I'll let you find them. Have fun.

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Shared By:

Dave Gregg

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  3.3 from 7 votes

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Photos

Peacocks
Oct 27, 2019 near Foothil…, CA
Over the clouds
Oct 27, 2019 near Corona, CA
Looking down from a big, wide switchback in the heart of the climb.
Jun 9, 2014 near Foothil…, CA
Corona
Oct 27, 2019 near Corona, CA
Just getting warmed up.
Jun 9, 2014 near Foothil…, CA
This is a view of the historical indian village meadows.
Mar 15, 2017 near Corona, CA

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