Granite Mountain Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Julian, California that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from February until October.
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!