Hollenbeck Canyon

Hollenbeck Canyon

Trail Distance: 4-6 Miles
Best time to hike: Spring
Directions: CA-94 East to Jamul. Make a left on Honey Springs Rd, turn left into the dirt parking lot.
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Hollenbeck Canyon

The canyon starts with golden rolling hills, and gives way to a shady oak grove with a stream. If you continue past the oak grove, you can hike up hills overlooking the stream or overlooking the other side of the canyon. There are several points where the path continues on the other side of the shallow stream, but if you look around for alternative crossing points, you can keep your feet completely dry the entire trip. The main path forks a few times – depending on your preference, this can be an easy or moderate trail
Maria G.

“It is a very easy trailhead to find. It starts out very easy, with a shady oak canyon. After about 2.5 miles in there is no trees. My falut for hiking in summer 95 degree heat. For almost 3 miles there is very little to no shade and I almost felt as if I was disoriented. Almost a mile from the end, I found a horse troft with murky green water. I didn’t care I splashed on my face and haed and soaked my shirt to cool my corroted arteries (very important in hot temps). I finished and was glad I made it. Very nice hike and a great work out, but stick to cooler weather. Safe Hikes”

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Pretty Cool!
i did this hike just this past weekend, and I really liked it. Wasn't too hard but I could see how this would be extremely hot in the summer months. It was overcast when we went so it was quite cool. Lots of options to make the hike longer. Also, it looks like bird hunting is allowed there which is awesome! I'll check it out again come dove season.
May 17, 2016, 9:17 pm
Difficulty5.5
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Great Hike, NO Shade
It is a very easy trailhead to find. It starts out very easy, with a shady oak canyon. After about 2.5 miles in there is no trees. My falut for hiking in summer 95 degree heat. For almost 3 miles there is very little to no shade and I almost felt as if I was disoriented. Almost a mile from the end, I found a horse troft with murky green water. I didn\'t care I splashed on my face and haed and soaked my shirt to cool my corroted arteries (very important in hot temps). I finished and was glad I made it. Very nice hike and a great work out, but stick to cooler weather. Safe Hikes.
August 31, 2012, 7:40 pm
Difficulty6
Scenery7
Map Info5
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David Hay

by David Hay

An Aussie transplant living in San Diego. I've chosen to live in this fair city for the past seven years because I truly believe it's one of the best in the world; there's no better city to enjoy sunshine and the outdoors.