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Hollenbeck Canyon Trail

MODERATE 98 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 best used 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
4 days ago

A great hike if you stay by the trees on the eastern side. Beautiful scenery and lots of shade.

hiking
6 days ago

Beautiful trail

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walking
14 days ago

Beautiful hike. However this is not moderate. It is very easy

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hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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!

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2 months ago

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

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hiking
2 months ago

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