Volcan Mountain

Volcan Mountain

Trail Distance: 3.2 Miles
Best time to hike:Oct-June
Directions:From Julian, take Farmer Road 2.2 miles, turn right on Wynola Road for 100 yards, then left, back onto the continuation of Farmer Road. Precede a short distance and park on the shoulder of the paved road by the Preserve’s sign on the right side of the road.
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Volcan Mountain

Volcan Mountain Trail is a 3 mile trail located near Julian, California
Maria G.

“Very scenic & a pretty easy trail. Great views. Not a lot of people either which is nice. Tons of wild sage here so it smells amazing! Bonus: There’s 2 wineries right next door that we visited just in time to enjoy a tasting for sunset.”

Tina M.San Diego ,Ca

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Nice 3 hour hike
I took the fire trail up and it was quite steep the first hour, but was very nice after that. I split off to go towards the radio station and halfway up that hill they have a permanent binocular set up. It was nice to get closer looks across the valley, but the binoculars were pretty blurry. I will have to go back at night for stargazing some day, as a sign next to an abandoned chimney says it was a finalist site for the Hale telescope in the 1930's. It was just about exactly 5 miles there and back according to my phone gps.
October 7, 2017, 3:59 pm
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This hike was tough, a lot of steep inclines and then plateaus. I've done harder hikes but this one was a good workout. The views at the top are EPIC. Desert on one side and San Diego on the other. I will definitely be doing this one again.
May 5, 2016, 9:25 pm
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Love exploring new hikes and meeting others with the same interest
September 14, 2015, 4:51 pm
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This is a very difficult trail in the beginning, especially if you stay on the main road and don\'t go the 5 Oaks trail on the way up. It\'s worth all the effor though! View from near the top is amazing. Like any hike in socal the best time to go is in spring because it\'s green and not as hot. This trail can get very hot since there isn\'t a lot of shade. The hills are rolling and beautiful and as you go up you have the mountains and valleys on one side and the desert on the other. I keep mentioning \"near the top\" because right at the top, it\'s surrounded by a bunch of trees! You can\'t see anything but just down a bit from the top is where the vies are breathtaking. My \"track\"
August 28, 2013, 1:25 pm
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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.