Orange County’s Black Star Canyon

Once home to California grizzly bears and ranch hands on horseback – not to mention the ghosts of an armed 1831 conflict between fur trappers and Tongva Indians – Orange County’s Black Star Canyon will be open for your exploration this weekend.

The Black Star Canyon area, in the Santa Ana Mountains southeast of Irvine Lake, features rare coastal sage scrub habitat, coastal live oaks and towering red-rock cliffs. Read more: