Granite Mountain Trail is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Julian, California that offers scenic views and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until October.
The rock scrambling was by far the main thing I was looking forward to haha.
Really pretty trail. Just follow the canyon until you can't anymore then go over a bunch of false summits and question your sanity. Definitely some scrambles. Did it form the road...adds about 2 miles. These Anza Borrego hikes are for real.
It's a little tough to climb but the view's are definitely worth it
This hike is harder than it seems by looking at the map ----- lots of pretty steep pitches while simultaneously boulder hopping, so its difficult to get into a good climbing stride. The view from the top is well worth it, and you'll likely have the place all to yourself!