Rising over 5,000 feet, Volcan Mountain is the dominant scenic feature for a significant portion of San Diego's backcountry and visible from the Pacific coastline 60 miles away. It is one of the last privately-owned and relatively untouched areas of Southern California and is an extraordinary natural treasure which must be preserved for future generations.

A fun, fairly quick hike to the top. We visited on a rainy day and the trail was manageable but with a creek running down its center. the incline is easy to moderate at best.

Fun hike in snow last week and also very beautiful trail!!

Great hike with lots of panoramic views.

Great hike that can be extended by walking the coast to crest trail or a ~1.5 mile loop. Dog friendly. For good or bad there are lots of cattle.

Great trail! Amazing views! High elevation and will definitely work your lungs! The views from the top are well worth it!

This trail was amazing.. we were in arms distance to the cows.. if you have a family with small children this would be great.. make sure u pack a lunch.. the trail is amazing.. make sure u bring a sweater

This trail was amazing.. we were in arms distance to the cows.. if you have a family with small children this would be great.. make sure u pack a lunch.. the trail is amazing.. make sure u bring a sweater

Immediate and steady moderate climbing through the first 1.25 miles of the hike. Second half of the ascent was easier and primarily through high meadows. Views of 60+ miles to the Coronado Islands are possible on a clear day. Recommend hiking around late afternoon towards dusk for sunset views.

A lot of one way up hill and one way down hill but fun hike.

Fun hike!

Great hike....highly recommended it...

hiking
2 months ago

This was a beautiful trail to hike but, not a good hike for beginners. We had 2 non-hikers in our group & the constant climb was a little much for them. The hike down however, was easy peasy.

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hiking
2 months ago

Friendly people on the trail and cute pups everywhere

Fun and beautiful. Serene.

Views are unreal.

hiking
2 months ago

great trek around stunning views. really easy to navigate especially for a 1st time visitor.

It was nice to hike with kids. It was little bit hard for them, but they were really excited on the top.

This trail is beautiful! Go to the end to get the higher views. It's a moderate hike with lots of pretty scenery.