Rising over 5,000 feet, Volcan Mountain is the dominant scenic feature for a significant portion of San Diego's backcountry and visible from the Pacific coastline 60 miles away. It is one of the last privately-owned and relatively untouched areas of Southern California and is an extraordinary natural treasure which must be preserved for future generations.

Stunning views from the top, you can see all the way to the ocean and Catalina island west and the Salton Sea east. the Five Oaks trail is a nice little extra on the way back down, giving a very different hiking experience and scenery than the main trail.

Beautiful trail, very scenic. We hiked to the telescope. The views are amazing!

trail running
11 days ago

Great trail...cattle, deer and turkey

Beautiful views, lots of rocks in the path wear good hiking boots! There is a bench about half way and another at the top that offer a place to rest and appreciate the view! Enjoyable!!

hiking
20 days ago

Came down this from the main trail. It's a nice single track with nice southern views that the main trail lacks. The incline may be easier as well, but thats subjective

hiking
20 days ago