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trail locations for Jamul, California

I started from the Jamul Drive trailhead and took the lower trail by the mine on the way up, since there were geocaches I wanted to get, then I went along the ridge on the way back. I did this during a July heat wave with temperatures well north of 100° and had over a gallon of water. I drained the last of it on the way back and was glad to have several more gallons waiting for me at the trailhead. This is a decent hike, and with the western view I can imagine you would get some nice ocean sunsets if you don't mind coming back in the dark, or moonlight.

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.

mountain biking
6 days ago

This is a good example of mixed terrain found in the back country mountains of the county. There are some inclines and washboard road here, and some flat areas with occasional scenic overlooks toward Otay mountain and a great view of Deerhorn Valley and Lyons Peak.

This was a great trail that was definitely challenging but fun near the top with all the bouldering! We weren't able to find the rope or cave but since I had a small dog with me we were happy with where we got pretty much at the top, with amazing views! Besides that the dirt path until that point is an easy steady incline up!

Great little out and back. The dogs loved it. No traffic at all. The hike is very steep but was out and back at the car within an hour.

Great trail straight up the mountain. Fun for pups, and we found a creepy small cave on one of the overlooks!

off road driving
13 days ago

No access to do any kind of off road driving.

14 days 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!

Good hike. Not too busy, steep in the beginning and end with a nice flat spot in the middle.

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