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This trail was amazing.. we were in arms distance to the cows.. if you have a family with small children this would be great.. make sure u pack a lunch.. the trail is amazing.. make sure u bring a sweater

This trail was amazing.. we were in arms distance to the cows.. if you have a family with small children this would be great.. make sure u pack a lunch.. the trail is amazing.. make sure u bring a sweater

There was no water in the creekbed in November, there was no trail other than the 4x4 truck trail you walk on which is a very rocky road, and then you have to pick a spot to drop down into the canyon. There's lots of brush and prickly bushes, rattlesnake hideouts and tarantulas. We did see a rattlesnake on the truck trail so be careful.

Great hike. Pretty busy trail and a little noisy. Otherwise good shade, easy climb and fabulous view from the top. Especially after a Santa Ana wind clears things out. Recommended hike and go early to avoid some of the traffic.

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.

Lonely out there

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

Fun hike!

Wonderful hike & great shade along the way. The view at the top is worth it!

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

hiking
26 days 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.

Was a beautiful and not too strenuous hike. Loved the view at sunset!

on Volcan Mountain Trail

hiking
27 days ago

Friendly people on the trail and cute pups everywhere

hiking
1 month ago

Great, short hike. Strenuous enough so you feel like you "earned" the incredible 360 degree views at the top. Unbeatable views!!!

Fun and beautiful. Serene.

I liked this trail a lot! I did this 11/2/16 and it had a lot of trees that has been burned years ago. Gave a spooky feel! Very sleepy hollow

Views are unreal.