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.
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.
Absolutely love this hike. The first half is a thigh killer because you're quicky increasing elevation but it eases up the second half. The views are worth it all. One of the most breathtaking views, in my opinion, in San Diego.
Nice less-traveled hike to some beautiful views. Nature trail markers along the way describe wildfires that have hit the area and plants/trees. You can hike up the service road, or take the Five Oaks Trail off-shoot. Both offer great views, though the service road is fairly open to the sun. Parking is on the side of the road. Dog (on-leash) friendly.
A great hike! Go when it is cool out for the most fun.
a little steep at first but didnt last all that long. view at the top was nice. The trail is wide because its a service road basically. I reccoment taking the side trail, 5 Oaks Trail, because its narrower and feels more like hiking.
Loved this trail. Spectacular views!
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.
Fun hike in snow last week and also very beautiful trail!!
Great hike with lots of panoramic views.
Great trail! Amazing views! High elevation and will definitely work your lungs! The views from the top are well worth it!
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.