Black Star Canyon
Daytime Nature Walk
Not a ghost walk but an easy interpretive hike with frequent stops to identify plants that provided food, medicine and materials for indigenous people and habitat for wildlife. Hear stories about homesteaders, miners, Native Americans, ranchers and other colorful characters from OC's past. Participants have a chance of encountering a diversity of wildflowers and wildlife. Enjoy rustic scenery, including aromatic shrubland, old cattle pasture, sandstone rock outcrops, shady oak woodland and a flowing creek. The wide, flat trail features a mix of sun and shade with minimal elevation gain. It is roughly 3 miles round-trip. Carry at least 1 quart of water, snacks and any other supplies for safety, comfort and enjoyment.
Tickets are $24 per person
Private tours starting at $240 - CLICK FOR DETAILS
Where do we meet?
The trail begins at the Black Star Canyon Trailhead 13333 Black Star Canyon Rd. From Santiago Canyon Road, take Silverado Canyon Road. The first left is Black Star Canyon. This road ends at a gate, with ample free parking along the sides of the road. DO NOT ARRIVE LATE. We cannot delay the tour for latecomers so please give yourself plenty of drive time.
This is a moderate walk with some uneven footing and attendees should be in reasonable health to attend. Temperature in the canyon can vary as much as 20 degrees cooler than the city, so we recommend that you dress in layers especially in the fall or winter months.
How do I receive my ticket(s)
Upon payment, your ticket(s) will be emailed to you. Please be prepared to show the ticket to your guide on your smartphone OR bring a print out of your ticket(s).