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.

Such a beautiful hike and some amazing views from the top!

hiking
29 days ago

Great trail but can get very windy at the top! Take five oaks trail on your way down. Fun trail! Amazing views. Worth it!

Good quick hike! Great views on a clear day from the top!

Beautiful view and lovely nature.

hiking
1 month ago

Great short hike with excellent views at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely trail with great views. The uphill climb is no joke - I found this to be pretty strenuous but maybe I’m just out of shape... lots of shady places to rest, thankfully. Bring your own water and bags for your dog if you have one. Water/bags not provided at trailhead.

hiking
1 month ago

I'm not an avid hiker although I enjoy it very much (I need to make time for more of it. 2018 goal!). I would've considered this moderately strenuous though. The uphill trek was rocky and steeper at some areas than expected. highly recommend a walking stick and sturdy hiking shoes.

The view was beautiful! the marine layer was covering the ocean, but the perspective of seeing many mountains in SD County is breathtaking.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail. Weather was cold and crisp.

hiking
2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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

trail running
2 months 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
2 months 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
3 months ago

love this trail! spectacular views, wide trail, amazing!

Loved this hike on a cool October morning. Cows were fun, nice rolling golden hills, and a Mountain View in the distance.

I love this trail first thing in the morning. We started at 7 am , we saw the moon set and the sun rise , we saw 4 dear, it got really foggy then cleared up at the top.... just amazing!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike. Really nice views and well maintained. Great for a quick family hike.

The trail has wide road(for maintenance cars) and lots of shades. I think it’s a good trail for a group. There is a trail, naming Five Oaks Trail in parallel. We took the main trail pass on the way to peak and tried Five Oaks on way back. The trail of Five Oak is much narrow and steep. It’s totally different from the main trail for the view, so it’s good that we can try two kinds of trails at once. If you aren’t confident in your physical strength, I think you should choose to keep the main trail for hill climb, not Five Oaks trail.

Steady climb with decent shade and lots of interesting flora. Perfect temperature for a midday hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike! its a lot of climbing but great views along it and at the end!

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