Carrizo Gorge Wilderness Trails

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Carrizo Gorge Wilderness Trails is a 9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Julian, CA that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for mountain biking.

9.0 miles 1600 feet Out & Back

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11 months ago

Great hike one of my favorite places to go so peaceful. Had to park by the water tower though was in a rental car, and couldn't get closer. Had to walk 15 miles out and back worth the trip bring water and good shoes though

3 years ago

Wonderful view and worth the hike. Started from Dos Cabeza rd. almost at the end of it. Went up the old jeep trail and onto the tracks at the 2nd to last tunnel before it loops back around to Dos Cabeza rd. Very easy hike just bring lots of water. Dogs made it too. Little tough on the paws on the rough rocks but that wasn't too much. Total trip was about 10 miles. Camped out at the end of Dos Cabeza rd. so we could leave early in the morning. Much cooler and we didn't have to wake up 2 hours earlier just to drive there.

4 years ago

The hike from the Montero Palms to the Goat Canyon Trestle (almost 5 miles) ends up being difficult and strenous. Not for those that are afraid of heights.
We started at the trailhead via the Dos Cabezas road, knowing that we were not doing an out and back hike we dropped a vehicle near the water tower that was still a mile or two away from the Montero Palms trailhead. The trail is not well marked, and there's significant elevation gain and loss. At a fork we opted to go to the left, unfortunately we missed passing the Palm trees, but we were able to spot them from above. As we got higher up we opted to climb up the waterfall (that was a challenge) since there was no water. The final decent to the actual train trestle is very difficult and more like going down a rockslide area. Our hike out was along the tracks (approximately 7 miles).

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6 years ago

Tremendous display of flowers this time of year.