Valley View Truck Trail is a 8.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near El Cajon, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.
This start next to Smart and Final (previously Vons) on a fire road and has a steady incline to the top. Unfortunately this area has some transients and their camps on the side of the hill in bushes. Even though I have never seen anything bad happen I recommend other women to have a good dog or go with friend. If you want to shorten your hike you can turn around half a mile up where the incline opens up.
It is a nice and smooth fireroad. The climb was steady but not too steep from the Vons side. Sadly, there is a LOT of trash near the entrance gate. It would be a good clean up project for some organization. I wish I knew who maintained this property.
Easy access; low traffic with nice rolling hills