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Black Star Canyon Ghost Walk
Just beyond the glow of the city lies a dark place where nocturnal creatures and lost souls seek refuge.
In partnership with Naturalist For You
- General Admission Ages 18+ Only
- Peak Season Pricing September 8th through November 5th.
Explore Black Star Canyon in Partnership with “Naturalist For You”!
East of Old Town Orange, a rural road winds past rolling foothills en route to the Santa Ana Mountains where the infamous Black Star Canyon awaits curious visitors. After dark, wander up this hiker’s paradise past fragrant shrub land and oak woodland. Cross a bridge over an intermittent creek. Listen for frogs, owls, voices, footsteps and other unseen nocturnal activities.
Learn tragic tales of Spanish soldiers, Indigenous people, mountain men, homesteaders, miners, ranchers, banditos and grizzly bears who may still haunt this ancient landscape. Look for toads, snakes, tarantulas, trapdoor spiders, burrowing scorpions and glowworms. In partnership with “Naturalist For You”, join naturalist, storyteller and local historian Joel Robinson on this three-hour, three-mile hiking tour and investigate the natural history, rumors and mysteries of this legendary canyon. Haunted Orange County strongly recommends sturdy comfortable shoes.
The tour begins at the Black Star Canyon Trail, 13333 Black Star Canyon Road. From Santiago Canyon Road, take Silverado Canyon Road. The first left is Black Star Canyon. This road ends at a gate.
There is ample free parking along the sides of the road.
NOTE: Park at your own risk. Black Star Canyon is a remote area and your vehicles are not supervised.
Tours begin promptly at the advertised start time and run approximately 3 hours
DO NOT ARRIVE LATE. Please allow extra time for unforeseen heavy traffic or parking delays. We are not responsible for late arrivals or guest who show up at the wrong tour departure location.
This is a moderate walk with some uneven footing and attendees should be in reasonable health to attend. Not recommended for guests with mobility issues. Night time 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.
Restrooms are not readily available once the tour begins.
We do not permit smoking or vaping on our tours. Guests who arrive under the influence or become disruptive will not be allowed to tour.