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Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve

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Surprisingly more beautiful than other nearby hikes, such as at Mt. Woodson or Mission Trails Regional Park

ALTERNATIVE TO MISSION TRAILS REGIONAL PARK. I wanted an alternative to Mission Trails due to the... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Berkeley, California
Nice hike

Pretty good incline. Beautiful views. Great wood fence as you are going into the park. Thoroughly... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
Jimm B
Goodyear, Arizona
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Farmer Road outside of Julian, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-1065
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

ALTERNATIVE TO MISSION TRAILS REGIONAL PARK. I wanted an alternative to Mission Trails due to the hot weather predicted for Aug. 11, 2018. I'd hiked at Mission Trails for 3 consecutive weekends, climbing a different peak on each weekend. And so, I did my homework...More

2  Thank TomBrody
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Pretty good incline. Beautiful views. Great wood fence as you are going into the park. Thoroughly enjoy it.

Thank Jimm B
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Hiking itself - moderate - the amazing view of both sides of SD County at the end of trail! REWARDED! Couldn't find the survey marker - oh dang!

1  Thank Paulette S
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Janice took great care of us. I brought family and friends. The objective is to hike a bit and gather great smelling plants to add to scrubs, salts and soaps. We succeeded! The headwaters for the San Dieguito River start here. The water contributes to...More

1  Thank Ted T
Reviewed September 22, 2017

This is a very nice hike, with great views along the way. It is easy to get there and the trail is easy to follow, with interesting information displays along the way.

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

The hike was a bit moderate as it's uphill, but the views were spectacular! Well worth the hike! Bring lots of water and be prepared for a bit of climate change.

Thank jeans151617
Reviewed February 22, 2017

Started about 10:30 and did the 5 oaks trail up, then hiked to the summit. We took our time and reached it in just over 2 hours. Had a nice picnic lunch there and relaxed before heading back down the mountain. We took the main...More

Thank TWonderlust
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Our seven-year old enjoyed his first hike here, and the broad trail and informative signs made it a wonderful introductory hike.

Thank John J
Reviewed November 15, 2016

The town in Julian is small...I've been up there beginning of the week and end of the week on Veterans day. The views are gorgeous either way.... But Julian was quiet and almost a ghost town beginning of the week as opposed to end of...More

Thank Maxi M
Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Sweet little town, we'll worth the trip out of the city. Two things you do not want to miss Warm Hearth and Julian Pies.

Thank Jenice A
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March 23, 2016|
Response from JetSettingJackie | Reviewed this property |
It depends if your dog is use to long hikes and steep hills. The trail starts off in a long and windy incline but once towards the top it's so beautiful! Tthere's plenty of shade and spots to relax, be sure to bring plenty... More