nature trips



wild flowers

2 months ago

Paid $3 for parking. Trail not for kids. steep incline. Nice views. Due to fires, trail was a bit obstructed.

6 months ago

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.

on Kelly Ditch Trail

11 months ago

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Did this trail 2 years ago. Fantastic views

Not difficult. But a nice hike and a very nice park.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Loved it! Peaceful!

Monday, May 02, 2016

We started this hike at Cuyamaca Lake, hiking to William Heise Park. To do that, we took two cars, left one at William Heise and the other at Lake Cuyamaca. The signs say it's 5.5 miles, but that's to the park's boundary. It's about another 1.5 miles to the parking lot from the boundary. It's a beautiful hike, somewhat challenging with the elevation gains and losses. We went in April and there were lots of wild flowers. The view at the highest point is gorgeous, looking to the west and seeing El Capitan Mountain and Cuyamaca Peak. I think if it had been a clear day we could have seen the ocean. Definitely worthwhile!

Monday, April 04, 2016

Great late afternoon hike. Definitely want to repeat soon!