William Heise Loop Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Julian, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
My husband and I did this with our dog today and we did not feel it warranted the difficult rating. Great views at the top, but the climb itself was mediocre.
Good workout. Not a lot of shade. Nice scenery and some steep inclines but not all uphill which is nice. Hiked with 3 others and all thought it was very worthwhile. William Heise campground is really roomy unlike most where you're on top of each other!
I had a lot of fun hiking around William Heise County Park; make sure you go to Cedar Loop. Since Julian is only a short drive away, I go for a hike at William Heise and then drive into Julian for a piece of yummy pie from Julian Pie Co.
Not difficult. But a nice hike and a very nice park.
Loved it! Peaceful!
Easy hike, well maintained trail.
Beautiful easy hike, great for kids and beginners. Go into the town of Julian after for some famous apple pie and ice cream, makes it a great outing!
Holy Cow, this trail is so dangerous. Very loose footing on the steep sections resulted in my wife slipping, falling,and getting a couple of bruises. I nearly fell. This thing needs to be closed and fixed before someone else gets hurt.
Nice moderate trail. Remnants of Cedar Fire everywhere. Cool old growth forest near the end.
My wife and I hiked the Desert View Trail on a beautiful New Years Day. At 2.25 this is a very scenic loop. Good elevation gain to "Glen's View" for great views of surrounding peaks and the desert. Foliage has recovered in the years since the last fire, chaparral is about 2-3 feet tall.
Not bad......basic, but scenic.