Volcan Mountain Trail

MODERATE 108 reviews

Volcan Mountain Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Julian, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

5.0 miles 1269 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Volcan Mountain Trail is located near the old mining town of Julian. The trail follows an old road to the summit and this pleasant day hike provides excellent vistas.

hiking
2 days ago

Loved this trail. Spectacular views!

hiking
19 days ago

A fun, fairly quick hike to the top. We visited on a rainy day and the trail was manageable but with a creek running down its center. the incline is easy to moderate at best.

hiking
19 days ago

Fun hike in snow last week and also very beautiful trail!!

hiking
20 days ago

Great hike with lots of panoramic views.

hiking
23 days ago

Great trail! Amazing views! High elevation and will definitely work your lungs! The views from the top are well worth it!

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1 month ago

Immediate and steady moderate climbing through the first 1.25 miles of the hike. Second half of the ascent was easier and primarily through high meadows. Views of 60+ miles to the Coronado Islands are possible on a clear day. Recommend hiking around late afternoon towards dusk for sunset views.

1 month ago

A lot of one way up hill and one way down hill but fun hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike....highly recommended it...

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This was a beautiful trail to hike but, not a good hike for beginners. We had 2 non-hikers in our group & the constant climb was a little much for them. The hike down however, was easy peasy.

hiking
2 months ago

Friendly people on the trail and cute pups everywhere

2 months ago

Fun and beautiful. Serene.

2 months ago