Valley View Truck Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews

Valley View Truck Trail is a 8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near El Cajon, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
8.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,332 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

bugs

no dogs

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

It's a good thing there is not much in the way of scenery along this trail, because you need to keep your eyes down to avoid stepping in one of the hundreds of piles of dog feces. Apparently, a high number of dog owners see no reason to even move their animals away from the center of the trail to do their business, much less pick it up.

Other than that, this is a very easy trail. I went over the peak near the end to add some incline and variety and it was worth it.

hiking
5 months ago

We started at the Horsemill rd entrance at the Crest Ecological trail. nice steady walk or run with hills along the way.

hiking
5 months ago

It’s not the prettiest trail (fire access road and transient camps with lots of trash at the entrance) but it has good inclines. Also, if you keep going the scenery gets better.

5 months ago

Very pretty and nice service road to walk along. There are ups and downs all along the way to keep it interesting!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Great for trail running! Nice and easy slope. If you head up to the first peak (past the power line towers) bring some hummingbird food to fill up the memorial hummingbird feeder ❤

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

This start next to Smart and Final (previously Vons) on a fire road and has a steady incline to the top. Unfortunately this area has some transients and their camps on the side of the hill in bushes. Even though I have never seen anything bad happen I recommend other women to have a good dog or go with friend. If you want to shorten your hike you can turn around half a mile up where the incline opens up.

hiking
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

It is a nice and smooth fireroad. The climb was steady but not too steep from the Vons side. Sadly, there is a LOT of trash near the entrance gate. It would be a good clean up project for some organization. I wish I knew who maintained this property.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Easy access; low traffic with nice rolling hills

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trail running
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Saturday, August 05, 2017

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

trail running
Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Sunday, October 02, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

recorded Crestridge

Monday, May 30, 2016

hiking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Saturday, February 06, 2016