Hollenbeck Canyon Trail

MODERATE 50 reviews
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Hollenbeck Canyon Trail is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Jamul, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.6 miles 774 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

A beautiful canyon just east of San Diego, California If you are hiking after recent rains, the landscape will be green and lush, but also make the creek crossings (3 total) treacherous. The trail continues past the recorded route if you wish to extend the hike. The whole area between Dulzura and Jamul outside San Diego is beautiful. Rolling green hills with steep rocky peaks here and there.

hiking
1 hour ago

I did this hike in May while there was still some water in the creek, and have also made bike runs through here in the summer coming from Honey Springs Truck Trail looking for geocaches. There's always cool shade so a relaxing experience is possible in summer, but I would say this area is best experienced while it's still green after the rains.

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful, lush and green! Quiet and serene, easy to moderate but worth the views and nature. Saw just a handful of hikers and bikers! Great time with the bestie and perfect way to start up the new hike year! Get out and enjoy it!

Great experience. Easy initially with varying inclines and degree of difficulty approaching the midway point. Will definitely do again at some point!

hiking
1 month ago

Fun to get out and look around. Not too difficult. Path is well traveled. Watch for snakes.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Love this trail ! Perfect for combination of terrain some elevation and a stream towards the end with large shady oak trees. Don't recommend doing during summer months.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail for the kids. Not busy at all even on Labor Day. We spent some time geocaching along the way so we didn't complete the whole loop, but it was fun anyways! I would definitely like to come back to this trail to run without the kids.

hiking
4 months ago

Very little activity on either of the major loops. A few bikers and horse riders when I went Sunday morning, but when I returned Monday after work I did not see a single soul the whole 7.33 miles (I did multiple side trails). Very convenient if you live In Otay or Chula Vista but want to do a hike closer to home.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike that starts off easy but has a nice incline in the middle. Gorgeous views when you get deeper into the canyon.

5 months ago

Depends which trail u take.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

great walk, when you get to the loop make sure you have walking sticks. some parts of the loop can get a little loose and steep.

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Fun little morning hike. Going counter clockwise is easiest, with one big incline once you make that cut Westward. Clockwise would be tough. Not a lot of shade so be prepared for that. Really pretty throughout the area. Also a hunting area, I'll be checking that out this bird season. Couple of side trails too.

7 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail to hike or run. If you take the loop it's roughly 5.72 miles. Taking the loop in a counter clockwise direction you will face one decent climb. Taking the loop in a clockwise direction starts out very easy through a meadow with a gradual climb ending through a shaded area that runs along a creek bed. The clockwise route is great if it is going to be a hot day as the shade is very welcoming toward the end of the hike.

10 months ago